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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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Clarksville, Tennessee
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I never dreamed that this little hole in the wall in Kapaa would contain some of the best Mexican food I've ever had, but from the salsa and chips onward I was blown away by every bite. I ordered the ahi flautas, and my husband had the fish burrito. The flautas were perfectly crisp and golden, with flaky pastry that... More 

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Dublin, California
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The food at Monicos is fantastic. The staff as well with their warmth and friendliness. Went their twice with the family including our last meal before flying back home to SF Bay Area.

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2 Thank JayP943
Kapaa, Hawaii
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I love Monico's. You can expect to wait during the dinner hour but its worth it. The staff is friendly and the food is delicious.

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1 Thank Jeannepoo
Hilo
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19 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Frozen food from Safeway. I steer tourists away. I believe in a little something for$$, but this place is terrible

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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691 reviews
374 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,188 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

No reservations except for large parties over 6. A bit of wait, say 15 minutes. There is outside seating on picnic tables...you share with other folks. TOO hot in August. Place is rather small but the service was friendly and good. Our table was right next to...and I mean right next to the room a/c. SO, super cold at our... More 

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Kihei, Hawaii
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33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was surprised to find fish tacos and margueritas of the quality I am used to in Texas.The atmosphere is very welcoming and I took time out to compliment the chef on the fish tacos. Need to remember that they are closed on Mondays. It is a small challenge to locate them in a strip mall on the outskirts of... More 

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Santa Monica, California
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61 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Monicos happened to be the very first place we stopped for food when we got to Kaui. Being from California, we love our tacos. I must say that the fish tacos here were excellent!

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1 Thank SantaM0nicaTraveler
Chicago, IL
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114 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The seating isn't large so plan accordingly if you have a larger party (you might want to get a reservation) but it's worth the wait. We had the chips with al pastor to share and it was a great starter. Ordering different items, it was all tasty and filling. The fish tacos with fresh grilled fish was very good even... More 

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Fountain Valley, California
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115 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Before our trip to Kauai I checked for places to eat. I love Mexican food so I thought we would try it as the reviews were good for Monico's. It is a little place but was easy to find. We were greeted when we arrived, and offered to sit where ever we wanted. The employees were all very friendly. The... More 

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Ventura, CA
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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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 Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
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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