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La Cucaracha Mexican Bar & Grill

2446 Koa Avenue, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-2352 (Waikiki)
808-924-3366
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Ranked #931 of 1,946 Restaurants in Honolulu
Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Mexican
Neighborhood: Waikiki
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Somerset, New Jersey
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94 reviews 94 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
330 helpful votes 330 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

We came because it was walking distance from our Hotel.We had seen the bright, interesting lighted decor while driving by, and decided to check it out. Found it to be a very casual place, mostly filled with tourists. The drinks that we ordered were small, but good. The Chips and Salsa/Guacamole platter was the smallest we have seen in a... More 

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Greater Brisbane, Australia
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Run down, bland, expensive, had to pay for extras on everything, charged 15% gratuity directly on the bill only gave it 1 star because the service was quick, may have something to do with the fact everything was precooked.

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winnipeg
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96 reviews 96 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Went here for what I hoped would be a great mexican dinner. Service was medium at best, we did not get any free chips and salsa, seems that is hit and miss because some servers were offering them to other tables. The menu had too many items and once we finally made choices, burrito platters and quesidillas and tacos... it... More 

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2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

We just finished our meal and the three of us felt it was very good. The service was prompt, friendly. Took less than 10 minutes to get the food to us. Overall, a good experience; I'll definitely come back.

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Melbourne, Australia
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47 reviews 47 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

A light dinner of nachos and margaritas was of acceptable quality and ambiance. After a holiday of drinking many a margarita, this colourful Mexican eatery rated in the mid-range of quality. Menu items seemed on the tourist-pricing high-side but this did not seem to bother other diners, most of whom sounded like they were out of towners (like us). Not... More 

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Around the World
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33 reviews 33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

From the outside, this place actually looks pretty cool. On entering you are exposing yourself to ridiculous prices, substandard service, and perhaps the worst "mexican" food every to be made It is disgusting. Mexican food should be simple and not that hard to make .... Yet somehow here they have removed all the flavour from food. I had to cover... More 

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Omaha, Nebraska
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174 reviews 174 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Very quiet for lunch, made me worry if others were staying away. Cuca Tacos came out and were very tasty!! Service was quick - I was the only one there. Maybe should try another day to see if there is action. Kinda tacky decorations.

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Sydney, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

So we wanted Mexican for dinner. We came across this restaurant. The service was great but for what you get it was $$$$ our bill came with the tip was included so we weren't able to tip what we felt was enough. The bill was gestured/ included at15% we could have eaten a seafood buffet for as much and it... More 

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Visalia, California
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201 reviews 201 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
3,814 helpful votes 3,814 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

I mean, I actually would rather eat at taco bell than here again, even taco bell can claim to serve Mexican food if this place is Mexican. What I find funny is people calling this authentic Mexican food, how can you? How? Specially if all you know is the fake Mexican food you get here. But OK, the food is... More 

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Swan River, Canada
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Came across this restaurant by accident and, since we both like Mexican food, thought we'd give it a try. Service was good but the food so-so. I like to try local beers and was disappointed to find they only had Longboard. The disappointment when I received my enchilada. It was okay (average) but definitely lacked a Mexican flavor.

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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

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