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La Cucaracha Mexican Bar & Grill

Waikiki
Mexican
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2446 Koa Avenue, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-2352
808-924-3366
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Today
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night

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  • 67
    Excellent
  • 55
    Very good
  • 59
    Average
  • 49
    Poor
  • 81
    Terrible
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
Most recent review
Expensive bland tourist Mexican.

Ate here last night with my wife as she had eaten there a couple of years prior. Servers were pleasant and we sat on the balcony which was nice and cool. Have to say it was the most bland tasting Mexican I have ever had. They bring you 3 bottles of hot sauce which is the only thing that really... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed February 21, 2015
emelian
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melbourne
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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melbourne
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310 reviews 310 reviews
195 restaurant reviews
146 helpful votes 146 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 NEW

Ate here last night with my wife as she had eaten there a couple of years prior. Servers were pleasant and we sat on the balcony which was nice and cool. Have to say it was the most bland tasting Mexican I have ever had. They bring you 3 bottles of hot sauce which is the only thing that really... More 

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Market Deeping, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Much less expensive than many restaurants in Waikiki. Food was somewhat disappointing, nothing special. Margarita was not very strong at all and tons of ice. Waiter was friendly and helpful, but overall atmosphere was lacking.

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Hawaii
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230 reviews 230 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

This second floor restaurant is in a convenient location near Kalakaua Avenue in Waikiki. There is indoor and outdoor seating and the atmosphere was fine, although the music was not Mexican. We had margaritas. The happy hour price was good but the drink very tame. I confess that I make rather potent margaritas. The guacamole was bland. The worst part... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Great position and ambience. Didn't eat here but attended the daily happy hours. Had cocktails but didn't really taste much alcohol in them. Not sure of the value for money. Stick to the beer I'd say. Friendly and efficient staff.

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Bristol, Tennessee
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Taco bell would have been better, over priced and real bad quietly will never go back, the pitcher of strawberry margarita taste like they used 1 strawberry to make it with no alcohol flavor at all, sorry we have been there several times in past travels and loved it but something went very wrong with the place

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015 via mobile

The food was atrocious. Ordered queso and chips and got a glob of plain cheddar cheese soup as the queso. The chicken taco tasted hideous--like they used "mystery meat" rather than chicken. The enchilada was tough. No flavor to anything. Don't waste your time or $&.

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Oslo, Norway
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51 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

Today I threatened my friend by telling him I would buy him dinner at this place. We visited late last night and where seated at a wobbly table. This can happen to the best of restaurants (though the waiter usually offers to fix it). When he came back I ordered a bottle of water, but they did not have that.... More 

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Bristol, Tennessee
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

This food was awful, we got frozen margaritas and it was like a powder mix, taco bell would have been better, they should be ashamed for charging such prices, We were there 2 weeks, eat out 2 or 3 times a day the very worst meal we had while in Honolulu........Don't ruin your trip or waste your time!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

We visited restaurant with 5 other friends food was ok staff attentive enough but it wasnt busy. What was apalling was the waiter chased us up the road because we hadnt tipped enough. I think its rude and arrogant that a restaurant assumes they offer good service and food, but doesnt allow the patron to decide how they thought the... More 

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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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31 reviews 31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

We only got drinks when we went because we didn't find anything we wanted to eat on the menu, however the drink were really good and the waitress was very friendly and nice.

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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
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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