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Mariachi's Authentic Mexican Restaurant

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3501 Rice Street, #205 in the Harbor Mall, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766
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8:00 am - 9:00 pm
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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: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Lunch, 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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  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Tasty Mexican food

Outdoor seating is very nice, restaurant is on the second floor. Fun atmosphere, servers are very eager and offer good advice on the food. Wide variety on the menu.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Winnipeg, Canada
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Winnipeg, Canada
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55 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Outdoor seating is very nice, restaurant is on the second floor. Fun atmosphere, servers are very eager and offer good advice on the food. Wide variety on the menu.

Thank Meyerblings
Washington DC
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119 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Convenient location meant a quick dinner on the evening of our arrival. A bit hectic. Food was ok. Lots of canned ingredients made it just ok. Service was ok. Drinks were good. There seems to be alot of new Mexican places on the island (saw lots of signs in and around town) - so would recommend elsewhere.

Thank FlyDC
Gales Ferry, Connecticut
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food was just okay. service was okay, views were nice, Not an impressive meal prices were just okay Had to pay to park

Thank robin h
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

They have great coffee. Not even kidding. The rest of our meal was mediocre at best. Guacamole was decent. Quesadilla was soggy and flavorless.

Thank Baile1234
Seattle, Washington
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We love good Mexican food, but this is not it! Don't know where they got their authentic recipes but don't think it was anywhere near Mexico. Service was very slow. Unless you want to consume lots of alcohol while you wait, it is at the bottom of my return list.

Thank L M
Peyton, Colorado, United States
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

If you have a hankerin' for Mexican, that this will do the trick. Had the shrimp burrito and enjoyed it, wife had fish tacos and really liked them. Got this just before our flight. Ordered to go, then went out the road past the airport to the peir for a nice sunset dinner with no one around and great surf... More 

Thank AllenTjr
Bluffton, South Carolina
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

It's Hawaii and it's the only restaurant in Lihue serving Mexican food, so it's ok. The food is good.

Thank 368graym
Hilo, Hawaii
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37 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

On the second floor overlooking the Harbor Mall area. Free parking with validation. Large television screens and bar. Friendly service. Check out the other shops in the complex. Beachrail Hobby & Collectibles is a boy's dream.

Thank Communer
Las Vegas
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70 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

Visited Kauai in December 2015 and stopped in for a fish taco at this strip restaurant. I ended up eating 3. The fish tacos were so good that I went back two additional days during my stay just for the fish tacos. The tap beer is a little expensive, but everything in Kauai is expensive :). I would recommend a... More 

Thank PuggleLovers
Concord, California
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47 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

We chose this place for its proximity to our hotel and were surprised by how much we liked it, given that we're from California. We went back a few days later and we were less impressed - still good, though. Both times, service was prompt in the beginning but less so after the food came.

Thank megananna22

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups
Open Hours
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 1:30 am
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm

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