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All 104 Kapaa Restaurants

Monicos Taqueria

4-356 Kuhio Hwy, Apt D, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746-1413
808-822-4300
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Ranked #15 of 104 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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Overland Park, Kansas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

We ate at Monico’s three times, and loved it. We are from the Midwest (USA), and trust me, we have been to a billion Mexican restaurants. I wish we had a place like this back home. It’s a small friendly restaurant, with a bar. It has a great menu. The meal comes with free chips and salsa. The Hot salsa,... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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92 reviews 92 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Two for dinner. No wait (but that soon changed). Options to sit inside or out. We chose inside because that's where the availability was. Service was very friendly, but they were very rushed. Lots of patrons in a small place and lots of food and drink being served. We ordered the super special margaritas right away and they were served... More

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California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014 via mobile

Wonderful food! Well worth the wait for a table! The seafood tacos are awesome! Great food and drinks at reasonable prices for the island.

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Las Vegas, NV
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116 reviews 116 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

The place was very busy and the service was surprisingly fast. The noise level was much louder than we like. The food was very good but the drinks were a little weak.

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Raleigh, NC
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Locals highly recommend it and now I know why. Staff is friendly, place is no frills and the food is just incredible and reasonably priced. Best mexican on the island.

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Hawaii
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

The food here is so good. Their chips are light and crispy. The fish burrito is great, the tortas are great. Their crema is sooo good, I could eat it with everything. The spanish rice is flavorful and not heavy. The hot salsa they give with the chips are wonderful. One of my favorite places to eat.

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Solomon, Kansas
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75 reviews 75 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

The food was good but is seemed to be a little heavy on the accompanying ingredients and light on the main fish of the dish for the price. What was included was well cooked and tasty.

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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190 reviews 190 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

The Mahi Mahi in the burrito I had was the best prepared Mahi Mahi I've ever had. It was truly phenomenal. However, their crema was underwhelming, salsa disgusting, and Spanish rice totally bland and over-cooked. The worst part about the salsa is you have to pay for it as free chips and salsa does not come with the meal. The... More

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Tucson
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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Perfection really does describe my lunch. I am not a fan of Mexican food so I had the Kauai greens with Ono. Greens were perfect and the beets beautiful and tasty. Ono was caught this morning and grilled to perfection. Sometimes the simplest food is the best (my opinion). My husband had steak fajitas and beans and rice. They really... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

My husband and I ate here twice during our last stay on Kauai. The food is great with nice portions, we especially liked the guacamole with chips, fish tacos and combo plates. We tried both the inside and outside tables, both are great, once it was too hot to eat outside and being in the air conditioned dining room was... More

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