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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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Hours:
Tue - Sun 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:15 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Takeout

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  • 305
    Excellent
  • 149
    Very good
  • 38
    Average
  • 17
    Poor
  • 10
    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
Great Mexican Food!

This seems to be a very popular place to eat. We ate here twice in one week. I got the Ahi tacos which were the best I ever had. First bowl of chips are complimentary and rest are a charge but we didn't need more than one. They serve a lot of food, so you might want to share. Piña... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
LindaSti
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Euless, Texas
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  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
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Euless, Texas
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29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

This seems to be a very popular place to eat. We ate here twice in one week. I got the Ahi tacos which were the best I ever had. First bowl of chips are complimentary and rest are a charge but we didn't need more than one. They serve a lot of food, so you might want to share. Piña... More 

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Phoenixville, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

the best mexican food ever!!!!!!By sharing your experiences, you're helping travelers make better choices and plan their dream trips. Thank you!

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Whitehorse, Canada
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Ate the Seafood enchilada and enjoyed every bite of it. Restaurant was busy all night, and everyone seemed to be enjoying their food. Serving staff was very personable and professional. As it was busy, we had to wait for our food but well worth it. Great environment.

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Fortuna, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

This place is very popular with locals and tourists. You will have a wait at dinner. The food quality is great for a Mexican place. I recommend it. Prices were high. I ordered a margarita and it was $14. Ouch

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Fort Lee, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Right on the price ! Right on the quality ! You cannot go wrong! With the multitude of Mexican restaurant that have opened Monico is still the right choice

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

We saw this little gem driving to our nearby hotel. We decided to walk there to grab some dinner. The place was hopping, so we opted for take out. The staff was friendly and accommodating. The owner is in the kitchen himself and as we waited we saw several people address him through a small kitchen window. We thought the... More 

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Montgomery, Texas
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Best Mexican food ever....and I'm from Texas! Great service. Friendly staff and nice atmosphere. Highly recommend.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Wish I couldve given them 5 stars or excellence. The only negative in my mind was the value to quantity ratio on the food. I had the seafood tacos, and they were delicious, but they were quite small (both of them), and it was $18.95. My wife got a bean a chesse burrito which she really enjoyed. All other aspects... More 

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Kapaa, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

There are quite a few Mexican restaurants in Kapaa, and Monico's is pretty much my favorite.(I live here.) It's authentic. Served savory but not too spicy, hot sauce is offered for those who prefer "Texas" style (super hot) Mexican. In my very spoiled view (I grew up with Mexican food in the Mission District in SF) this is the best... More 

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Dayton, Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Expected a long wait on Friday night, but they got us seated in about 15 minutes. They give one free basket of tortilla chips, but additional baskets are at your expense. Overall costs run between $15-$20/plate. Ordered fish tacos and my wife ordered the carnitas plate. I did not enjoy either, but disliked the fish tacos so much that I... 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, Hawaiian

Restaurant Characteristics

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