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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 #10 of 100 restaurants in Kapaa
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: Mexican
Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night
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Victoria, Canada
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

We went to dinner here on a Friday night when it was very busy. It's one thing to have to wait for your food because the place is busy. You can expect that. Its another thing to have to pay extra to get more than 2 tortillas with your fajitas or for more chips and salsa. And then the food... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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48 reviews 48 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

We listened to other TAs and decided to seek this spot out. The restaurant is loud and fun- great for kids. They took a reservation for 6 which was great and everyone enjoyed their meal. Verde sauce is very good and the carnitas are phenomenal! Ole!

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Omaha, Nebraska
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

Our flight got in late, so by the time we went looking for food, everything was closed, including Monica's. But they took pity on us, and opened the kitchen for 4 hungry travelers while the staff had their dinner too! Food was surprisingly good (try the guacamole!) and the portions were huge (she warned us!). Great place to stop and... More

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Yellowknife, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

Wife and I blew by this place on the way into town from the Airport. Do not judge a book by its cover. The service was great and the employees very friendly. Food was really good but quality does take time and I'd gladly wait all over again. Prices very reasonable as the portions are large and we could not... More

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Edmonds, Washington
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41 reviews 41 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

People seem to think that just because you're in paradise that you shouldn't want Mexican food?? People in China want burgers... We would recommend this place and will return for yummy food. We had the ahi fish tacos, seafood burrito, chicken taquitos & ahi flautas...portions were fulfilling & fresh. If you like hot & spicy, the habanero salsa was a... More

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Kalaheo
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014 via mobile

Have lived on Kauai 38 yr but never had better scallops or shrimp than in their seafood burrito. May need a doggie bag to bring some home because its Large! A bit hard to find. Take an outdoor table if possible. Gets a bit noisy inside. Good margaritas.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

Their sign says that quality takes time ... and they were very full ... and the staff was working really hard. We enjoyed our food, however, just wished the guacamole servings were larger.

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massachusetts
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

For some reason there are a lot of Mexican restaurants on Kauai. This one was terrific. The carnitas are fabulous! We ate here twice because we enjoyed it so much. You can sit outside or in. outside was nice, but since the restaurant is close to the road, the road noise is annoying. The food is fresh, the salsas are... More

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Kapaa, Hawaii
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

Kapa'a has become a hearth for Mexican food restaurants. Stick with the best. Monico's is where it at!

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Vancouver, Canada
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

The fish tacos are average. It seems not much thought was given to the balance of flavors. I guess I was expecting more from a taqueria. The complementary chips and salsa was a nice touch. The outside patio has a courtyard on one side and the highway on the other. The restroom is shared with the rest of the complex...it... More

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