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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: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout

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  • 38
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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
Great food

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
Greg J
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Fort Lee, New Jersey
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  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
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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
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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Took my family here, we waited over 40 minutes for dinner, we asked for more chips and salsa, they charged us extra. I ordered the chicken fajitas, they were dry and no seasoning, rice was bland and beans too salty, for a party of four, 4 entrees, extra chips and salsa, and cocktails, bill was $80, too expensive for mediocre... More 

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Kapaa, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Small eatery. Suggest not going during dinner rush, can be a long wait. We eat here at lunchtime. Love monico's chicken ans fish tacquitos and his mole sauce is delicious

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

We stopped in because Mexican sounded good and it was right there. Was kinda pricey--only because the amount you get is a lot--not small portion options. The chicken nachos were good--not much flavor really. It's the 2nd mexican place on the island we hit and it must be common that only one basket of chips and salsa is free. In... More 

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Kapaa, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Great food if you are looking for mexican when you visit kauai. Verdes is another best. Still think there are better local options as opposed to mexican sites in hawaii.

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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: 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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