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Mariachi's Authentic Mexican Restaurant

3501 Rice Street, #205 in the Harbor Mall, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766
(808) 246-1570
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Ranked #52 of 90 Restaurants in Lihue
Sun - Thu 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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English first
Sydney, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 NEW

Went here 2 nights out of 4 it was so good. Had frajitas both nights and they were excellent and so was the tortillas which I believe they make on the spot. The service was great. There is a balcony which is nice to sit outside and eat dinner.

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Top Contributor
121 reviews 121 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

We stopped there for dinner and ordered nachos and a burrito dinner. The drinks were overpriced. Nachos were so so at best and my wife said the seasoning on the burrito was not to her liking. We are very easy to please as evidenced by our past reviews but this was not a great experience.

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St. Amant, louisiana
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Went for happy hour and ordered two drinks. One $5.50 and other $4 something. Menu stated that extra chips/salsa cost more which is understandable. Im used to as much chips and salsa as I want at no cost as long as my husband and I are eating or drinking. Looked over menu and the cost was just not worth the... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

$32.50 for a pitcher of margaritas? $13.50 for a side of guacamole! I guess I should've known better than to go to Hawaii for Mexican food.

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Los Angeles, California
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74 reviews 74 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

We're from L.A., we know Mexican food, and this is not really authentic as claimed. The food was okay -- I have to say it's very clean and fresh -- but lacked zest and spiciness. Even the salsa was way too mild. After all the fish and tropical food, it was okay for a change of pace, but I wouldn't... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Very good food..me and my wife had lunch here..we had tortilla soup and menudo soup..both very good..fish tacos and quesadilla also good..fast service and good prices compare with other restaurants on the island where everything is overpriced..we stronglly recomend the place..

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Texas, USA
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65 reviews 65 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Being from Texas who'da thought you could get good Mexican food in Hawaii. We were pleasantly surprised by this second floor, open air restaurant and bar. I had a beef burrito which was wonderful and very filling. My wife had a taco salad and she said it was delicious. Asked the waitress where she was from and she was from... More 

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Calgary, Canada
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

We enjoyed this Mexican restaurant. All you can eat warm corn chips with home made salsa. Lots of Mexican fare to choose from, several western dishes for those who don't want Mexican. Ample servings. Service is great, always busy. I loved the food there...

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Maple Grove, Minnesota, United States
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37 reviews 37 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

We like good margaritas, and Mariachi's has top shelf tequila - e.g. Patron, which you can get. The food is varied, fresh, and well-prepared. We especially like the shrimp cocktail - more of a shrimp, avocado soup, really, for dinner, and it was fixed well here. The flan was perfect.

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Brea, California
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36 reviews 36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

We went to dinner on October 30th with 7 in our party. All seven had some type of issue with the food in general. One in our party ordered a strawberry margarita. It was really bad and did not taste like a margarita and or strawberry at all!

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Additional Information about Mariachi's Authentic Mexican Restaurant

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

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