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La Cucaracha Mexican Bar & Grill

Waikiki
Mexican, Hawaiian
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2446 Koa Avenue, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-2352
808-924-3366
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12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Drinks, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Staff very helpful with good explanations of the menu especially for a non Mexican eater like me. We both had 4 tacos each, mine was the Americano with a different meat in each and my husband had a Beef Tex Mex with 2 large Diet Pepsis. Bill came to $70 with the tip included. Extensive mexican... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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Bondi, Australia
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Carmarthen, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

I was hesitant to visit this place as it looked okay from the outside but always empty. We gave it a shot anyway. Our host/ waiter was weird and awkward and didn't seem to know how to communicate with the customers very well. We ordered a Bud light from the Happy Hour menu, which was only $4. However, the waiter... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

I was craving fish tacos and stumbled across this restaurant. It was pretty busy and had a decent atmosphere so I assumed it must be pretty good business. I checked the fish taco menu and thought based on price it must be tasty and or good portions. IT WAS NEITHER. Only 2 tacos that were very small, the tacos themselves... More 

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Annapolis, Maryland
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

No Mexican people working here. It was a late lunch 2 p.m. There were not busy, and they had dirty tables. After we saw the menu, we thought for the price, it must be a good portions. Well No, the portions really small, and too pricey. I spent $60 for two entrees,one appetizer and one drink. Please go somewhere else.... More 

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Bondi, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Staff very helpful with good explanations of the menu especially for a non Mexican eater like me. We both had 4 tacos each, mine was the Americano with a different meat in each and my husband had a Beef Tex Mex with 2 large Diet Pepsis. Bill came to $70 with the tip included. Extensive mexican menu. I'm not too... More 

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Newcastle, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Best Mexican we have had in our travels in the USA. Good service & we didn't have to wait long for our food. Nice fresh food at a good price. We'd go again.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Typical good Mexican food and really switched on staff. They get them in and get them out, so you probably won't settle in for a long night here! Very good menu.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

The fact that we were the first diners for lunch at noon should have been a warning. The menu had a "gringo" section with typical tex-mex plates, and a Mexican section with - in theory - more authentic Mexican dishes. My wife ordered "crispy crispy" carnitas. When it arrived, it was shredded instead of traditional chunks of pork. When my... More 

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Perth
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

We had a quick dinner here as was staying around the corner at The Waikiki Resort. Service was fast and friendly and the food was authentic. Almost didn't go as had read other reviews, but kids were tired and it was close by. We enjoyed the meal. Shared a meal, soft taco, enchilada and burrito, plenty for all of us.... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

There are a lot of menu options to choose from and the food is tasty. Indoor and outdoor seating is available. Pricing is higher than i expected and the Happy Hour drink pricing isn't as discounted as you would expect in Asia/Australia. We opened with chicken wings and followed up with a Mexican pizza on a crispy burrito along with... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

We dined there last night the service was fantastic and the food was a match, well priced to, ask for the specials as they were very tasty and finish off with a fried chocolate browny

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Additional Information about La Cucaracha Mexican Bar & Grill

Address: 2446 Koa Avenue, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-2352
Phone Number: 808-924-3366
Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Honolulu>  > Waikiki
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisine: Mexican, Hawaiian

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2446 Koa Avenue, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-2352
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Honolulu>  > Waikiki
  • Neighborhood: Waikiki
  • Phone Number: 808-924-3366

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican, Hawaiian
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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