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Monicos Taqueria

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4-356 Kuhio Hwy, Apt D, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746-1413
808-822-4300
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11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:15 pm
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Tue - Sun 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:15 pm
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Ventura, CA
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We walked here from our stay at Lae Nani. Loved how close it was, family atmosphere, and the food was great. Little bit $$, but it was vacation. :)

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NY
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A pleasant surprise. Enjoyed the steak nachos so much went back a few days later to repeat. We also recommend the fish tacos and the garlic shrimp. Food is fresh and delish. Wait staff and hostess very friendly.

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Seoul, South Korea
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153 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife had the seafood nachos and I had an Al Pastor burrito. The beans and meat in the burrito were very fresh and my wife enjoyed the nachos with fresh ahi. The service was excellent as well. The staff were all very friendly.

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Woodstock, Illinois
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food was awesome and the service was top notch. I'm not a huge fan of Mexican food but my boyfriend is so we stopped here one night for dinner. I had chicken fajitas and they were delicious. Everything was very fresh!

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Dayton, Ohio
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88 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

For a small restaurant in a shopping center, I couldn't have been more surprised. The food was excellent, the service was top notch. Our server knew the selections well and made suggestions that were spot on. The place was hopping with locals and tourists alike. There is seating inside and out. My only complaints would be that it's a noisy... More 

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Hamilton, Canada
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22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great atmosphere and friendly service. The meals we had were all great. I think we'll go back again tonight for our last dinner in Kauai.

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Thank Brian B
Kauai, Hawaii
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Love all the food Iʻve had here, especially the carnitas - the best Iʻve ever had! Monicosʻ sauces are extra special - one day I will order only bowls of his sauces - mole etc. Relaxed place, awesome friendly staff. Go early, gets crowded because it is so good!

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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This restaurant was highly recommended by our bartender at our resort. It was "ok." Not sure we'd recommend it again.

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Thank Katie M
Vista, California
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited Monicos once while on vacation in Kauai. We were able to walk there from our condo, which was very convenient. The variety of food was very good, had most of the standard Mexican fare you can get in San Diego. The food was tasty and the service was very friendly and prompt. Only knock is the chips and... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are making your way back from the road to Hanalei Bay I would definitely recommend stopping into here for a Mexican dinner. Awesome food, friendly staff and amazing Pina Coladas (thanks Paul!). Quick, easy and well priced, this is a must eat.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Mexican, Gluten Free
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:15 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:15 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:15 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:15 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:15 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:15 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4-356 Kuhio Hwy, Apt D, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746-1413
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai  >  Kapaa
  • Phone Number: 808-822-4300

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