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Monicos Taqueria

4-356 Kuhio Hwy, Apt D, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746-1413
808-822-4300
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Ranked #12 of 105 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
Saint George, Utah, United States
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

We were told to visit this restaurant. Not much ambience but if you want great food, go to Monacos. Margaritas are great, as is the salsa and pico de gallo which you get with your meal. We had the seafood enchiladas which had shrimp, scallops and ahi...OMG. They were awesome. I'll be going there very visit to Kauai. It's a... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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93 reviews 93 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

I really enjoyed the burrito I ordered. It featured a very generous portion of Ahi tuna that was cooked to perfection. I found the service excellent and very attentive. Seemed to get very busy shortly after opening for dinner.

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Vancouver, Washington
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

Kauai is fairly quit and a good place to relax. There are several restaurants but discovering Monico's changed how we ate on the trip. The fish taco's were the best I've had anywhere. So good we ate there several times in the week we were on the island. My favorite turned out to be the shrimp quesadilla. The restaurant is... More 

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Columbus, Ohio, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

After a long travel day from Ohio, we were hungry. This really hit the spot! We all had seafood tacos with fresh ahi, shrimp and scallops. All the seafood was deliciously prepared. We did not try any of the bar offerings, but it looked like a well stocked, and the whole place was hopping. I'd do this again!

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Bainbridge Island, Washington
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

Who would have thought that one could find great Mexican food in Hawaii? Monico and Cathleen have done it. Fine traditional meals, fresh and deliciously prepared with outstanding and attentive service. Be sure to ask for the non-menu item "Monico's special". It's a glorious local version of Surf-n-Turf. I also have to add that they have the best drinks that... More 

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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Monico (the owner) and his staff do a great job of making sure you have an enjoyable meal that won't drain your wallet. The food is freshly prepared. The fish bought locally, each day. Supper gets busy, plan accordingly. Have a drink while you wait, it's worth it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

I live on island, this is a regular stop. They get their fish FRESH from local commercially licensed fisherman, so the fish tacos are mouth watering GREAT. The carnitas is tender and grill fried for a nice crunch. Supper can get busy so be patient, Monicos is worth it!

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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

My wife and I had a great dinner at Monicos. My wife had catch of the day tostadas and I had a catch of the day burrito. The catch of the day was Striped Marlin. First time for the Marlin. The drinks were excellent as well. Next trip back to Kauai, we eat there again. Aloha

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Anahola, Hawaii
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Monico's is very popular with locals and visitors alike. The menu choices are extensive and everything is made to order. Monico supervises every dish that goes out and watches the dining room closely. The sauces range from mild to hot. My favorite dish is the fresh fish of the day as n enchilada verde or in tacos or a tostada.... More 

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Houghton, Michigan, United States
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

We were starting to call Kauai the "Taco Island" rather than the Garden Island since Mexican restaurants and taco trucks are everywhere. We only tried Monicos and the food was excellent. This is a restaurant with full bar, indoor and outdoor seating. Friendly staff and fun atmosphere.

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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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