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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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Today
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: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Takeout

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  • 290
    Excellent
  • 136
    Very good
  • 36
    Average
  • 17
    Poor
  • 9
    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
Big Portions meant to be shared

Fresh Mexican food- delightfully prepared. It feels a bit pricey though for Mexican food in a more Or less fast food setting. $15.00 for 2 fresh fish tacos ? Here is the deal - these portions are generous- 2 really large fresh fish tacos with beans and rice- all you need to do is share a plate and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 15, 2015
Bonnie V
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Burbank, California
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
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Burbank, California
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58 reviews 58 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Fresh Mexican food- delightfully prepared. It feels a bit pricey though for Mexican food in a more Or less fast food setting. $15.00 for 2 fresh fish tacos ? Here is the deal - these portions are generous- 2 really large fresh fish tacos with beans and rice- all you need to do is share a plate and you have... More 

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Wasilla, Alaska
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Tiny hole in the wall but great food and service. Fresh fish tacos and burritos are a must try. Soooo good! Right on a busy street so there's traffic noise and no view. Can't wait to go back on next trip

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chicago
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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Best food we had on the island (and we went to some good and some fancier places). Was so good that we got fish tacos to go for the airport before we left.

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KCMO
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

We were staying just down the road and walked down to Monico's for dinner. There was a full house but they offered to let us sit at the other end of a picnic table outside if the other two diners didn't mind. They didn't. They brought chips and salsa right away with hot and mild salsa - both very good.... More 

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Irvine, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

If you are just wanting to have Mexican food, Monico's is the place. One of the things we love about this place is their menu. They offer just enough but not too many choices, so everything is prepared with great care. Of course, being on Hawaii anything with fish or shrimp is going to be super fresh and delicious. They... More 

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Walnut Creek, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

This is a truly great restaurant in Kauai. The food as well all of the ingredients are from farm to fork - fresh, prepared daily and delicious. The serving size will fill you up with food to go. The presentation of the food for a Mexican Resturant is very unusual and masterful. The head chef and owner Monaco prepares his... More 

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Vail, Colorado
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10 reviews 10 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Very nice locally owned restaurant. Food is very good and service friendly. Prices are reasonable. Loved the seafood enchiladas!

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Milford, Connecticut
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

This was our first time at this restaurant, recommended by a local shop owner. This place seems like a local favorite. It was buzzing with activity, service was quick and efficient. The food was very good, the ingredients fresh. I had a vegatable quesadilla which was better than I had expected. The margaritas were really the best I've ever tasted,... More 

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Our dinner was very tasty. We sat outside and loved it. The staff is friendly and expedited our food quickly. I would recommend getting there early as they do have an evening rush.

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I came here on a recommendation from our hotel staff on our honeymoon and have come back every visit to Kauai since. The seafood enchiladas are absolutely the best we've ever had. They are covered in a jalapeño sauce that is amazing. It's not spicy at all...it's delicious. The prices are fair - not too high, not... 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: 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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?