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Mariachi's Authentic Mexican Restaurant

Mexican, Hawaiian
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3501 Rice Street, #205 in the Harbor Mall, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766
(808) 246-1570
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8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dessert, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 65
    Excellent
  • 69
    Very good
  • 50
    Average
  • 19
    Poor
  • 39
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good place to hang out for casual Mexican

Quesadilla was really good and the tacos too. We enjoyed some tequila shots while relaxing and enjoying our food. Staff was friendly.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 2, 2015
GeorgeAuger
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Georgetown, Kentucky
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
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242 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Sandy, UT
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 NEW

I really did not have high expectations for this place being upstairs at a small strip mall, but boy was I impressed. I thought I would get better TexMex back in the continuous states, but I was wrong. It was really good food and reasonably priced for our whole family. I would definitely eat there again.

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San Francisco, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

I am usually in cahoots with the majority of Tripadvisor posts. I beg to differ on this one. Really not impressed by the food. We had a burritto. I think Chipotle is a lot more flavourful! The drinks we had were a little watered down. The staff and ambiance (terrace) was good, but the food just good enough for us... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Wonderful Mexican food! We are so glad we found this little gem. Great wait staff, great drinks, and fajitas were tasty. We were impressed by how many wait staff were at the ready for us.

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Georgetown, Kentucky
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Quesadilla was really good and the tacos too. We enjoyed some tequila shots while relaxing and enjoying our food. Staff was friendly.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 via mobile

We stopped here for an afternoon meal. Relaxed atmosphere, a Perfect margarita, crisp taco, great rice & frijoles. Better than lots of restaurants at home in So Cal. Really pleased to have an unexpected great meal.

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Placencia, Belize
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

We had fajitas and enchiladas, both were very good. The flour tortillas that came with the fajitas were among the best we have ever tasted.

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New Port Richey, Florida
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50 reviews 50 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Glad we found this gem, It's walking distance from the Marriott. Fine, tasty Mexican with a fine bar and tequila. A must visit when real hunger strikes. Free parking below. And a view from the second floor of what's goin' on down along the beach.

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Tampa, Florida
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73 reviews 73 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

The food was average and the service was pretty slow. Nothing special about this place. We only went because of the proximity to our hotel - probably won't be back.

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Syracuse, NY
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

We walked here from the Marriott for dinner one night. It was recommended by a cab driver and we are glad that we ventured over. The food is very tasty. I had vegetable enchiladas with verde sauce. Wonderful flavors, and generous portions. They have an outdoor patio/deck with great views

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Sydney, Australia
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87 reviews 87 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

My family and I have been on the island for just over a week with a few more days to go, we have been coming here after it was recommended by our hotel (Hyatt) and we are very glad to have found this restaurant. We have been here 4 times in the last week, twice for breakfast and once each... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3501 Rice Street, #205 in the Harbor Mall, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai  >  Lihue
  • Phone Number: (808) 246-1570

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican, Hawaiian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?