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Mariachi's Authentic Mexican Restaurant

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Mexican, Hawaiian
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3501 Rice Street, #205 in the Harbor Mall, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766
18082461570
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8:00 am - 1:30 am
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Hours:
Sun - Wed 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thu 8:00 am - 1:30 am
Fri - Sat 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer

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  • 74
    Excellent
  • 79
    Very good
  • 56
    Average
  • 23
    Poor
  • 43
    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
Very good Mexican spot in Lihu'e

Surprisingly good Mexican food for Hawaii. The Super Burrito is something else. Really flavorful. Pretty good margaritas too. The prices are pretty steep but that seems to be the norm around here.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 15, 2015
snoogles9000
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Brooklyn, New York
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
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San Diego
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

The fish tacos that this place serves are out of this world !The sauce is so creamy and yummy too ! with the right amount of spice. I am from mexico and I miss the flavors of my country. I can assure any visitor that the flavors of this restaurant are super authentic and the meals are priced just rihgt.... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Should have read reviews first! Warning, if you are on POA today. ..dont go! Service was a minus +minus! Watered down drinks, and to top it off...unexplained xtra charge for a small cup of...salsa for their salted nachos. Soo we are State side... I dont feel so! And to add insult, th "manager" said to my husband in extremely broken... More 

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Mariachis K, Manager at Mariachi's Authentic Mexican Restaurant, responded to this review

Aloha, Thank you for taking the time to review about your experience. We will address the issues that you encountered during service to management. More 

Honolulu, Hawaii
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

I stop by Mariachi authentic restaurant for some good mexican food. I wouldn't advice anyone to go there. The service is bad. The drinks are water down. I believe they try to take advantage of tourists. Don't go there.

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Mariachis K, Manager at Mariachi's Authentic Mexican Restaurant, responded to this review

Aloha Theo, We pride ourselves on making mouth-watering margaritas, and we greatly apologize if your drink did not meet your expectations. We hope you can give us a try next time. More 

Chandler, Arizona
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3 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

The beer is warm. The staff (other than the waitress) was less then friendly. We come to Kauai every year. We use to like this place. Since two other restaurants in the mall closed their service, food and beer has gone wayyyy down. Defiantly wont go again.

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Mariachis K, Manager at Mariachi's Authentic Mexican Restaurant, responded to this review

Aloha Joseph, We are surprised to read your review. We greatly apologize about your experience. We will address the issues you had with management. More 

Texas
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

I sometimes eat Mexican food three times a day at home. This is food is excellent. I had the the two item combo. Two people ate for just under $50 (+ tip) with margaritas. It was a lovely night on the terrace overlooking the street. Would like to come back before we leave.

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Mariachis K, Manager at Mariachi's Authentic Mexican Restaurant, responded to this review

Aloha Anderson ! Thank you so much for visiting Mariachis ! We greatly appreciate that you have taken the time to write about your experience. We are happy to read that you had a great time at the restaurant. We look forward to see you again ! More 

New York
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

So this restaurant boast it has the best Mexican food on the Island. At best the food and service was mediocre. However, that is not the important message about this restaurant. We unfortunately left our credit card at the restaurant. We called the next morning when we discovered the card missing. They "supposedly" looked for the card, but said it... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Surprisingly good Mexican food for Hawaii. The Super Burrito is something else. Really flavorful. Pretty good margaritas too. The prices are pretty steep but that seems to be the norm around here.

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Texas
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40 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

We liked this place! It was nice to have something a little different. Tip: they do charge extra for chips and salsa after the first basket. Ask for the hot sauce if you like really spicy salsa!

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Beaverton, Oregon
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86 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

This is a close walk if you are staying at the Marriott or one of the small hotels nearby. We had a group of 8 and were very well accommodated, sitting outside and enjoying drinks and very average Mexican food, but we were in Hawaii so what can you expect? My best tip --The Nachos were sufficient for 4 of... More 

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Belchertown, Massachusetts
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

We went there for a happy hour and snacks! First of all, we were not greeted at all. The service was extremely slow. The waiter (the only male there and don't know what the hell was his name, neither do I care) was rude, obnoxious, and a jerk. The drinks were horrible and had funny after taste. The food, I... 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: 18082461570

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 9 - 20
  • Cuisine: Mexican, Hawaiian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 1:30 am
Friday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?