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“Not at all representative of tasty mexican food” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Monicos Taqueria

Monicos Taqueria
4-356 Kuhio Hwy, Apt D, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746-1413
808-822-4300
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Ranked #9 of 114 Restaurants in Kapaa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Takeout
Broadbeach, Australia
Top Contributor
80 reviews 80 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 30 cities Reviews in 30 cities
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
“Not at all representative of tasty mexican food”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2013

We ordered the crispy beef tacos and the chicken tostada. The food was bland, and lacked any taste. Either the food was pre cooked, or it was frozen, but in any event, it was very disappointing.
The service was good and friendly. We were very much surprised in the poor food quality given some of the past reviews!

  • Visited February 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Alaska
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Seafood Taco Taco!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2013

Enjoyed the meal and the upbeat atmosphere. Busy place, service friendly. Watched the folks sitting outside, looked like they have some 'regulars'.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Bend, Oregon
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38 reviews 38 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
“Best fish taco award for my ten day search”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013

I love finding good fish tacos when coming to the islands. During this trip I had some great, good and had some really bad. Monico's won the "best fish taco" award during this stay. Tiki Tacos was a close runner up. My fiancé raved about their vegetarian burrito. Get there early (530ish). It gets busy quick.

Visited February 2013
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Hanalei, HI
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17 reviews 17 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Authentic Mexican Food!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013

We are frequent customers at Monaco's! It's truly the best on the island. Authentic, large portions and great menu selection. Everything we have tried is so flavorful and always cooked perfect! All the servers are nice and attentive, open seating but you have to sit inside for alcohol which is fine with their fun ambiance. The only negative I had was they don't have dessert :(
I recommend this place to everyone!

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Shenandoah, Pennsylvania
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Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Fresh tasty mexican at a good price.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013

We enjoyed the fresh seafood nachos with excellent pico-de-gallo, melted chesses, guacamole and creme fraiche. The beef and chicken floutas were excellent and the burrito was huge tender and very delicious. They make a very good margarita and mai tai. Please they serve mexican beer and soda, I would like to see some draft beers and the bar expanded. I can't wait to go back. The staff and folks that run the place are so friendly and welcoming - I felt at home.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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