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Monicos Taqueria

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Mexican, Hawaiian
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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, Late Night, Takeout

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  • 142
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  • 37
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  • 17
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  • 9
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Popular Mexican Restaurant, very good food

Service was very friendly and fast. Food was very fresh and delicious. Had the fish tacos which were excellent. My husband had a burrito. Can't remember which one, the dish was very filling and delicious.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
Betty C
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
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English first
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26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Service was very friendly and fast. Food was very fresh and delicious. Had the fish tacos which were excellent. My husband had a burrito. Can't remember which one, the dish was very filling and delicious.

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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Had dinner here at around 8pm. Even at that hour we had to wait around 20 minutes for a table. The staff was extremely friendly and cheerful, they were a highlight of the visit. Food was generously proportioned and delicious. I definitely recommend a visit, and that you make reservations if you have time restrictions (not sure if they take... More 

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Vandalia, Ohio
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30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

We ate here for our first meal off the plane and loved it so much we went back again before returning home. The atmosphere has that cool tropical, laid back vibe, the serve we had both times was quite good, and those guys you see back there in the kitchen know what they're doing. I had the chicken flautas one... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

The food here was excellent but what really made our visit memorable was the friendliness of the staff. Would definitely visit again and would definitely have the garlic shrimp quesadilla again - it was fantastic.

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Iowa
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36 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Monicos was near our condo we were staying and we went for lunch. It was a little difficult to find in a small shopping complex. You may go past it if you're not looking. Going north from Lihue it will be on your right just after passing the Coconut Palms Resort (the one that was damaged in the hurricane and... More 

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Reno, Nevada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Fantastic fresh fish tacos! The fish changes daily and is grilled to perfection - fresh jalapeno crema, slaw, and thinly sliced beets makes for a very special fish taco.

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Kauai, Hawaii
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

This place is a family favorite, with something for everyone. The fish tacos, seafood burrito, burgers are some of our favorite things to order, not to mention the best guacamole appetizer (big chunks of avocado and great flavor).

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

My family had a variety of choices from the menu, including enchiladas verde, kids nachos, tacos con carne and taquitos. All were thoroughly enjoyed.

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Dallas, Texas, United States
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65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Great service, although it gets pretty busy around 6pm. Everything was a bit under-seasoned… I wish they would add pepper, a little bit of salt, and some cayenne or something to kick it up a notch…. But overall, the food all tasted very fresh. $2.50 for more chips (to eat the guacamole you just paid for) was a bit steep…... More 

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Chicago Park, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Been here many times, but although just as busy, the wait staff was very stressed. My party of 5 took a few seconds to coordinate our meals and the lady walked away after 3 seconds. It seemed that we were punished for not being ready when she was. At the end of our meal, the same lady started to take... More 

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Additional Information about Monicos Taqueria

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

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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, Hawaiian

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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?