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All 108 Kapaa Restaurants

Monicos Taqueria

4-356 Kuhio Hwy, Apt D, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746-1413
808-822-4300
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Ranked #9 of 108 Restaurants in Kapaa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Tue - Sun 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:15 pm
Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night
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English first
Poipu, Hawaii
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

As many others have suggested, this is a small place and there will be a wait during busy times. But the food is very good, well worth the wait.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

We ate at three different Mexican Restaurants before we made it to Monicos. Best Mexican food and Margaritas. Don't even bother with other restaurants. If you want good Mexican food Monicos is the place to go.

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

I love Mexican food but was a bit leery about Mexican food in Hawaii. However, Monico's had some of the very best Mexican food I have EVER tasted. I could go there everyday! We had the cheese enchiladas: incredible sauce, best pinto beans ever, was sorry I was splitting it with my husband. Hope to get back to Kauai someday...and... More 

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Milwaukie, Oregon
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Meals are wonderful, prices not bad for Kaui, you will have a wait for inside tables. Slow service, however the wait is worth it. No pre made frozen food here.

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Toronto
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Lovely Mexican restaurant. Great margaritas and staff are really friendly. We were in Kauai for a week and went twice!.

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Portland, Oregon
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

This is one of those little holes in the wall that serve great authentic Mexican food. Plenty of it, my husband had the burrito and I had the seafood enchilada with white sauce. Both were excellent, filling and worth the extra you are forced to pay just because it's Hawaii. Also, the service was excellent, the Margaritas made fresh and... More 

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Whitehorse, Canada
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Went for lunch at this mexican restaurant. The service was excellent and so was the food and the Margaritas. It was quite busy and a bit noisy but we were served quite quickly and they were the best Nachos ever!!!! Would recommend to anyone who wants quality food....

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

We happened upon Monico's because it was across the street from our condo. It was the first place we found but the wait was a little long; however, after being seated and getting our meals, it was so worth the wait!! We ate at another Mexican restaurant later in the week and quickly decided we'd have to eat at Monico's... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Stayed close to Monicos on our trip to Kauai, and after walking by several times (always really busy) we decided to stop in. Despite how busy they were, we were greeted very quickly and with genuine enthusiasm; we had seats at the bar within 20 minutes, at prime dinner time. The bartender (owner maybe?) was super busy cranking out margs... More 

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East Coast of Florida
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Tasty Mexican food and plenty of it! Service was ok, but not outstanding...there seemed to be a slight mix-up in who was servicing our table, but once that got straightened out it was ok. But smiles and pleasantries were not abundant...at least not at our table.

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Additional Information about Monicos Taqueria

Address: 4-356 Kuhio Hwy, Apt D, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746-1413
Phone Number: 808-822-4300
Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai  >  Kapaa
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 3:00 pm  5:00 pm - 9:15 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 3:00 pm  5:00 pm - 9:15 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 3:00 pm  5:00 pm - 9:15 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 3:00 pm  5:00 pm - 9:15 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 3:00 pm  5:00 pm - 9:15 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 3:00 pm  5:00 pm - 9:15 pm
Cuisine: Mexican

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