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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 #13 of 103 restaurants in Kapaa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Mexican
Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night
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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
Fairbanks, Alaska
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

We arrived at Monico on a very busy night; there was a bit of a wait for a table in the packed restaurant, but we were able to sit at the bar. The bartender, though crazy-busy, was attentive and patient while we took our time deciding what to eat. His recommendations were fantastic, and the food really delivered. Everything was... More

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Hilo, Hawaii
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014 NEW

Authentic, local Mexican food. Monico cooks himself and that is what makes it the best Mexican food on Kauai. Mole!

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Prosper, Texas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

This is a really neat place with very nice people, but we waited an hour (after being told the wait was 30 minutes); then, waited 20 minutes for our chips (first basket is free; then you are charged $5.50 IF you see your server again to order the chips). Our food took almost 40 minutes. I had an unimpressive chimichanga;... More

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fla
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Fresh, perfect ahi fish taco's. They are flavorful and filling. Do not miss this place. By the way did I say the best meal on the Island.

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Pleasant Grove, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Monico's is a nice place. Food was very tasty and good portion on meals. Had good tasting chips and salsa the only down side is they charge for extra chips. I had the fish tacos and they were outstanding. Good tasting mix of cabbage and fresh Ahi, liberal amount of Ahi. Was recommended by a local and was not disappointed.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Loved Monico's. Went for a later lunch with the family. Quesadillas are enormous. My daughter (17) had the carnitas and son (18) chicken - she walked away with 1/3. Enchiladas verde was tasty!

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Kapaa, Hawaii
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198 reviews 198 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
175 helpful votes 175 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We have been here before, and this time a group of ten. Service was great, first time for mexican food for one of us. uh, New York. Anyway, the server was Very Patient and we all had a fine time and a nice meal. I heard they might be for Sale…I hope Monicos Stays. We will come again.

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Miami, Florida
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76 reviews 76 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Great Mexican food for everyone. Fish tacos rocked. Kids had cheese quesadillas. They were tasty. Decent sized portions and reasonable prices. Chips and salsa great too. We really enjoyed. Highly recommend.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

I wanted a vegetarian chimichanga, which wasn't on the menu, and they happily made one for me. It was great, as was my wife's chicken burrito. Fresh ingredients, well cooked, good value - what's not to like?

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MUFCN21
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Great food, good service and pleasant ambience. Popular with locals and tourists. Definitely worth a visit if you like mexican food.

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