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We love going to Monico's when we visit Kauai. We love the food with all the fresh ingredients and this is the only place in the world where I'll drink a strawberry Margarita. Already looking forward to going back next year!
I keep having to go back for the margs! All time favorite is the guava (peach is also amazing) with the li hing mui rim.
The bartenders rock and the service is EXCELLENTE!
If you’re feeling something light, opt to split nachos with someone, and...if you’re feeling like a meal, you can’t go wrong with anything mole or enchiladas!
Only thing to keep in mind is that they are (along with a lot of other places on this island) closed on Sundays and Mondays.More
Terrible service. Great food. The young man who seated us was great. He brought us water and utensils immediately. It took quite some time for the waitress to take our order. Once she did it took over 10 more mins to get out drinks. Once...we were served our food we never had any offers to get us more drinks. The entire meal took over 1.5 hours due to lack of service. Took a long time to receive our bill. The food was very good, but the service made the meal less enjoyable.More
So great to be back on Kauai and to visit Monico’s Taqueria, our favorite Mexican restaurant on the island. We have been eating here for about 10 years (including at their previous location). The carnitas are so incredible (the best we have had anywhere), and...the frozen mango margaritas are so tasty and refreshing. We have also tried other entrees such as fish tacos, fish flautas, carne asada tacos, pastor tostado and enjoyed them as well. The restaurant is super clean and they have an outdoor bar and dining as well as indoor dining. We love the friendly service (Holly is the BEST), and the owners Monico and Kathleen are always so welcoming each time we visit. We especially appreciate the extra aloha given to us now that visitors are allowed to visit beautiful Kauai again.More
Great restaurant near our condo. We sat outside and had a great sunset view of the mountains and coconut grove. Inside the lot next door to the restaurant, there were goats feeding and my 3 yr old enjoyed watching them. A small passing shower came...but it was nice for cooling us down. A lone rooster jumped up on the deck and was begging for food from the neighbor table and actually stole a big piece of the little girl's quesadilla! Well, she actually held it down to the rooster so I guess that's what you get.
Food was hot and presentation was nice! We got elote, nachos and chimichanga plate. Everything was so good! Staff was nice. We hope to visit again when we come back to Kauai. ¡Gracias!More
Stopped in for lunch because my wife wanted Mexican food. They have focused menu of Mexican dishes but also offer after 5:00 pm steak, lamb, and chicken dishes. There are dish options using shrimp, fish, chicken, veggies, seafood, pork, and beef. The chef has provided...very creative choices. You are in Hawaii so the cost of dining is a bit more than the mainland. So a $26 seafood fajitas meal may surprise you? We had the fish tacos and chile relleno. Both dishes were tasty and salsa was good.More
I got the chile relleno. It was amazing. We don't get Mexican food like this in Australia, this was extra special. The plate came with a variety of different things - beans, rice, salad, guacamole, and the chile. It was enough to feed 2 people....Service was great.More
Response from Kathleen H | Property representative |
We're still open! We are closed all day Mondays and in between 3-5 . Lunch is 11 am 3pm and Dinner is 5pm-9pm. We are a small family run Restaurantand Occasionally take a Family day(Not very Often). Thank you for your... More
We're still open! We are closed all day Mondays and in between 3-5 . Lunch is 11 am 3pm and Dinner is 5pm-9pm. We are a small family run Restaurantand Occasionally take a Family day(Not very Often). Thank you for your concern and we'll see you soon.....xoxo Kathleen and Monico
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