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Los Garcia's

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14 Oneawa St, Kailua, Oahu, HI 96734-2501
808-261-0306
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10:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 10:00 pm

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Visitor rating
  • 7
    Excellent
  • 12
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Bummers..its going downhill

Los Garcias use to be good...not anymore. The salsa tasted sour and like tomatoe sauce, chips were a bit stale. We should have left but we did not want to be rude to our server. Ordered the nachos and carnitas. Carnitas were very nice-nachos average with hardly any fixings on them. It is all about... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed February 8, 2015
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Kailua, Hawaii
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32 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Kailua, Hawaii
Top Contributor
93 reviews 93 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Los Garcias use to be good...not anymore. The salsa tasted sour and like tomatoe sauce, chips were a bit stale. We should have left but we did not want to be rude to our server. Ordered the nachos and carnitas. Carnitas were very nice-nachos average with hardly any fixings on them. It is all about the condiments and the salsa... More 

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Sherman Oaks,Ca
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 via mobile

i have eaten at this restaurants for over 15 years just came back to Hawaii for vacation and went back- an amazing family has owned this restaurant forever and the love is there in the food!! Great out of the center of Kailua- mostly locals eat there- what does that tell you 😀 . Authentic

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Savannah, Georgia
Top Contributor
75 reviews 75 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Chips were stale and salsa tasted like jarred marinara. There was a "fresh" salsa option on the menu for $5...ridiculous. And it was downhill from there!

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Honolulu, Hawaii
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Not the best on Oahu but will satisfy a craving. The chips seem to be store bought but the salsa is tasty and a little different. More like a thick tomato paste.....I liked it though. Everyone in my group had carnitas which was flavorful and not overly oily. I had the carnitas tacos and again the tortillas seemed to be... More 

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Kailua, Hawaii
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

I am from California and am use to eating good mexican food as I come from an area that has many hispanics and mexican restaurants and I am half mexican myself and can cook and was raised eating mexican food. We have lived in Kailua almost a month now and tried Mexican for the first time at Los Garcia's. I... More 

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Havelock, NC
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38 reviews 38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

I lived in Kailua for three years and tried a number of places in Kailua, Kaneohe, and the surrounding areas...even up into the North Shore. I would choose Los Garcia's every time. The service is friendly and fast, the menu extensive, and the cheese dip delicious! The food is fattening, so if you are looking for calorie friendly eats, this... More 

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Flower Mound, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013 via mobile

As lovers of Mexican food, we didn't expect much based on other reviews. Here's our take. Tortilla chips good. Salsa is like spicy tomato soup (yuck). Ordered the pico de gallo instead which was good. Fajitas had a ton of mushrooms which I found odd. Beef taco was inedible. Charrizo taco was good. Service was marginal. Mixed up drink order... More 

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Gunnison, Colorado
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013

Yes the food here tastes good but I suspect it's because how heavy they are on the lard and salt. I ate here once and the food was tasty but I suspect my burrito plate exceeded 1500 calories. I know mexican isn't health food but I've been places that can enhance flavor with fresh ingredients and seasonings and don't need... More 

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Kailua, Hawaii
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013 via mobile

The food was good but in relation to "California Mexican food" it is OK/good but not great. I was sad that they didn't have ceviche. The food was a bit pricey but it was pretty consistent with local food prices. It is slightly less expensive than other Mexican food in the area and I will say it is probably the... More 

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Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2013 via mobile

A very nice Mexican restaurant. Clean facility with okay decor. The chips and salsa were above average. Service was excellent. The appetizer and main dishes were hot, well prepared, and delicious. This was our second visit and was just as good as our first.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 14 Oneawa St, Kailua, Oahu, HI 96734-2501
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Kailua
  • Phone Number: 808-261-0306

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm

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