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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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  • 286
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  • 135
    Very good
  • 36
    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
Fresh, delicious Mexican fare

This is a truly great restaurant in Kauai. The food as well all of the ingredients are from farm to fork - fresh, prepared daily and delicious. The serving size will fill you up with food to go. The presentation of the food for a Mexican Resturant is very unusual and masterful. The head chef and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
CaptainRichWC
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Walnut Creek, California
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
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Walnut Creek, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

This is a truly great restaurant in Kauai. The food as well all of the ingredients are from farm to fork - fresh, prepared daily and delicious. The serving size will fill you up with food to go. The presentation of the food for a Mexican Resturant is very unusual and masterful. The head chef and owner Monaco prepares his... More 

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Vail, Colorado
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10 reviews 10 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Very nice locally owned restaurant. Food is very good and service friendly. Prices are reasonable. Loved the seafood enchiladas!

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Milford, Connecticut
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

This was our first time at this restaurant, recommended by a local shop owner. This place seems like a local favorite. It was buzzing with activity, service was quick and efficient. The food was very good, the ingredients fresh. I had a vegatable quesadilla which was better than I had expected. The margaritas were really the best I've ever tasted,... More 

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Our dinner was very tasty. We sat outside and loved it. The staff is friendly and expedited our food quickly. I would recommend getting there early as they do have an evening rush.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I came here on a recommendation from our hotel staff on our honeymoon and have come back every visit to Kauai since. The seafood enchiladas are absolutely the best we've ever had. They are covered in a jalapeño sauce that is amazing. It's not spicy at all...it's delicious. The prices are fair - not too high, not... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Best food on the island. Everything is fresh and made to order. Order the burrito with the fish of the day. Great margaritas, too.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

We popped in for dinner here at 5.40pm on a Friday night (Good Friday in fact) after a long day out exploring. The staff were efficient and friendly, but not overly fake or pushy. We were seated straight away, the restaurant was about 75% full and got complimentary chips and salsa - yum! Drinks were ordered and came out fast... More 

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

This was an unexpected find on Kauai. The seafood burrito and tacos were great. The food wasn't as spicy as our Mexican restaurants in Nebraska, but was very good all the same.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Our family ate here while on vacation, and had the opportunity to experience true Kauai hospitality at it's best from the owner and her husband. From the time we first put on name on the wait list until we left to head out, the service and care were exceptional. From this discriminating Texan, trust me when I say the food... More 

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12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Expect to wait or go early. Good margs, excellent variety and menu choices. Staff is pleasant, well-trained and attentive. A tad noisy, but hey, it's always packed. A good sign.

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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?