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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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Tulsa, Oklahoma
Top Contributor
190 reviews 190 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

The Mahi Mahi in the burrito I had was the best prepared Mahi Mahi I've ever had. It was truly phenomenal. However, their crema was underwhelming, salsa disgusting, and Spanish rice totally bland and over-cooked. The worst part about the salsa is you have to pay for it as free chips and salsa does not come with the meal. The... More

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Tucson
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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

Perfection really does describe my lunch. I am not a fan of Mexican food so I had the Kauai greens with Ono. Greens were perfect and the beets beautiful and tasty. Ono was caught this morning and grilled to perfection. Sometimes the simplest food is the best (my opinion). My husband had steak fajitas and beans and rice. They really... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

My husband and I ate here twice during our last stay on Kauai. The food is great with nice portions, we especially liked the guacamole with chips, fish tacos and combo plates. We tried both the inside and outside tables, both are great, once it was too hot to eat outside and being in the air conditioned dining room was... More

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Kauai, Hawaii
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23 reviews 23 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

We used to love this Mexican restaurant. The food was excellent, the service was very good and atmosphere is good. However, at our last visit the portions were smaller and the prices were higher. it was disappointing.

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

We are from San Diego, CA originally, so we are used to great Mexican choices. This was by far the best Mexican food we have had in Hawaii (all islands). Try the Carne Asada steak tacos...so good and authentic! But the beans are fabulous and the fish tacos are good, along with the homemade chile rellenos. We'll keep coming back... More

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tampa
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Delicious food with great presentation. Pleasantly surprised to find really good Mexican on kauai! Had margaritas, fajitas and chicken tostadas- all yummy

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Snohomish, Washington
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Monicos Taquera had pretty good food at a reasonable price. It was very chaotic inside the restaurant, but our food arrived promptly and was quite good. The attitude of the servers was less than friendly, but maybe they were having a bad night. My husband's fajitas arrived on a sizzling cast iron pan, which he liked and he said they... More

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Southern CA
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69 reviews 69 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
255 helpful votes 255 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Monicos is a Sonoran style Mexican restaurant. The food is good yet fairly standard - no gourmet or creative surprises here. If you eat inside be prepared to not chat with your companions because it is loud, loud, loud. Every surface is sound reflective plus the TV and music are blaring away. Eat outside if you can. It will still... More

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Los Angeles, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

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
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

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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