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“Wonderful Place” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Mariachi's Authentic Mexican Restaurant

Mariachi's Authentic Mexican Restaurant
3501 Rice Street, #205 in the Harbor Mall, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766
(808) 246-1570
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Ranked #48 of 98 Restaurants in Lihue
Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Large groups, Bar scene, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Dessert, Late Night, Reservations
Ottawa, ON
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151 reviews 151 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 59 cities Reviews in 59 cities
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
“Wonderful Place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2012

Found this restaurant while off a cruise ship here in Nawiliwili Bay. It has a wonderful location on the upper level overlooking the beach. Very accessable to guests of the nearby Marriot hotel complex.

We just had a couple of beers and nachos but the welcome was sincere and the beers served very cold and the natchos good. The platters we saw were very appealing. All this at very reasonable prices.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Santa Clara, California
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69 reviews 69 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 34 cities Reviews in 34 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“best mexican food on Kauai”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2012

Interesting menu, good service, very reasonable prices. This restaurant opened about four years ago in a small dead-end shopping center that is the graveyard of many shops and restaurants. The best evidence of how good they are is that they are full ad dinner time on Monday, AND their customers are mostly local folks. BTW, breakfast is also excellent.

Visited October 2012
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Parker, Colorado
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138 reviews 138 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 42 cities Reviews in 42 cities
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
“Very average Mexican food”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

Maybe it is just Hawaii, but we foundf the service to be very slow almost everywhere. This place was slower than average - one servcer for the main dining area.. Food was not at all spicy. However, the fish tacos were tasty and the guacamole was above average.

Visited October 2012
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Fairfield, California
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24 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Excited to see an authentic Mexican restaurant”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2012

We all four ordered taco salads, ground beef were terrible, cold meat, few black beans, mainly lettuce and some sour cream and guacamole on top. Same for chicken and shredded beef. Will it have that again, also refills on soft drinks were extra and also extra for additional chips and salsa.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Avondale, Arizona
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5 restaurant reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Serviceable Mexican fare”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2012

If you're jonesing for Mexican food in Kauai, this is place to go! We stopped in for lunch after taking our helicopter tour of the island. Great value, and really good food.

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