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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 #12 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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English first
Los Angeles, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

We discovered Monico's on our last trip here two years and made it our first stop after landing this time. Great stop for lunch after a long flight. Giant burritos and the fish tacos are outstanding.

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Chicago Park, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

It can be missed if you are driving through Wailua. When you find it, you will make it your favorite Mexican restaurant on the island. Their menu is very creative and reasonably priced. Not a big place, but they have outside seating.

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Syracuse, Utah
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

This was our first time to Kauai and after traveling all day we were so hungry. We were fortunate enough to stumble onto this true gem of a restaurant. I had the shrimp enchiladas and they were wonderful! My husband had fish tacos and also raved about them. The margs also also really yummy! The service was also really good.... More

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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Food was great - authentic Mexican dishes and not just some Tex Mex burrito stuff. It was VERY loud inside, so this is not the place for a romantic & quiet dinner. They also had some tables outside and take-away is an option as well. Service was good, the waiters managed to take everyone in question and see everything.

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Dallas, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

We returned to Monicos during our second annual Kauai trip and it was as amazing as we remembered. The service here is top notich and the food is to die for. Also, walk down to Cakes by Kristin when you finish. Fantastic desserts there that should not be missed!!

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Melbourne, Australia
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42 reviews 42 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014 via mobile

Had dinner here with 6 friends. The service was excellent, the food was fantastic and the drinks were great. Our food arrived fairly quickly and was hot and yummy. This is now a favourite of ours on the island. The Mai Tai and the Peach Margarita were the two favourites amongst us.

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Kapaa, Hawaii
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Excellent food, drinks, and service. Authentic, great prices, good size portions. Drive by this little place everyday, and never stopped in until tonight. We will definitely put it on our list of favs

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Kapaa, Hawaii
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We have eaten here a few times and the food is fine. It all depends on where your from as to what to expect. Have eaten different dishes and nothing to write home about as it's been ok. The portions are on the small size and need some spice to liven them up. Have sat outside as well as inside... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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238 reviews 238 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
223 helpful votes 223 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Let's start with Monico's Taqueria serves up some of the best Mexican food on Kauai. It is not a large place, but they do a pretty good job at squeezing them in, and it will get very crowded at around 6-7 o'clock. I would suggest getting there early so the wait won't be long. Monico's is crowded for a reason... More

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Kapaa, Hawaii
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

There is not anything negative I could think of about this restaurant, well maybe the fact that it gets super busy because it is good and everybody want to eat here. The food is delicious and on the health conscious side. I love this spot. A Must Eat at Place!

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