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Monicos Taqueria

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4-356 Kuhio Hwy, Apt D, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746-1413
808-822-4300
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11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:15 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:15 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night
Good for:
Families with children
Dining on a budget

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  • 276
    Excellent
  • 131
    Very good
  • 34
    Average
  • 17
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Seafood burrito a must!

I love their seafood burritos with shrimp, fish and scallops inside. We sat outside at a picnic table and drank cold Modelos waiting for the dinner and it was worth it! We shared the seafood nachos while we waited and those were delish with huge chunks of fish! Yum!

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
Lara K
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Chandler, Arizona
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Takeout
  • Late Night
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Chandler, Arizona
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

I love their seafood burritos with shrimp, fish and scallops inside. We sat outside at a picnic table and drank cold Modelos waiting for the dinner and it was worth it! We shared the seafood nachos while we waited and those were delish with huge chunks of fish! Yum!

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5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW via mobile

I ordered the seafood tacos and was underwhelmed greatly by the portion of food I received for the price. The food I did get was very good, it was just that for 20 bucks I would hope not to have to stop at McDonalds on the way home to get full. The complimentary chips and salsa were good, but again... More 

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Chilliwack, Canada
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94 reviews 94 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

This is another one of our favourite restaurants in Kapaa. The food is so fresh and delicious ... Can't wait for next year!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

Pleasant surprise for the price. So nice ....good value food and drink. Best beans I've had in a long time !!!!!

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Melbourne, Australia
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

We have been here every time we have travelled to kauai, the food is excellent, service excellent and the cocktails are always a winner. Plenty of gluten free options too!

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Bristol, Wisconsin
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Had the steak burrito and it was amazing. The red sauce added the perfect amount of flavor. Large portion and compared to everything else in Kauai good price for the amount of food.

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Chicago, Illinois
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

We are from Los Angeles and eat a lot of excellent Mexican food. Monico's has the best fish tacos in Hawaii and their silver margaritas are incredible. Don't miss eating here.

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Victoria, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We were told by several people we met at the resort we stayed at in Kapa'a to try Monicos and were not let down. What it lacks in atmosphere it makes up for in absolute quality of food and beverage. An a funny note, happy hour is during the afternoon hours of which restaurant is closed (had a good laugh... More 

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19 reviews 19 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Food: 5/5 Stars My wife ordered the seafood enchilada, I had the seafood fajitas. The fajitas were perfect; they were seasoned just right, not too salty but far from bland. The portion was generous yet not ridiculously huge; I appreciated the ethos of not adding gobs of over-oiled vegetables to the dish. It was also presented nicely, arriving to the... More 

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Boise, Idaho
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102 reviews 102 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Restaurant is nice, clean, well decorated and wait staff is friendly and the chef/cook is very attentive to his food and service. The seafood burrito and fish tacos with Ahi being fresh for the day were outstanding. Signature Margaritas, Pico and salsa was tasty as well. It's five stars for the restaurant and food. Four stars is if you factor... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4-356 Kuhio Hwy, Apt D, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746-1413
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai  >  Kapaa
  • Phone Number: 808-822-4300

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?