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Monicos Taqueria

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4-356 Kuhio Hwy, Apt D, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746-1413
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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70 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Small restaurant, but great food. Servers were fabulous, always checking to be sure we had everything we needed.

Thank GalFromWyoming
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200 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I visited Monicos as apparently they had some of the best tacos in the area. I ordered the fish tacos and I was not impressed. The tortillas were cold and the tacos were bland. Basically there were lukewarm tortillas with fish and tons of undressed cabbage. Nothing special! I had eaten much better/creative fish tacos on the US East Coast.... More 

Thank rbravo
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46 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was really impressed with this restaurant. prices were decent and the food was great. The place was filled with locals who were very sociable with the staff so I knew it was going to be good.

1 Thank Bernard L
San Diego, California
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I live in San Diego and I am spoiled by the Mexican food choices we have here. So eating Mexican food in Kauai I have high expectations. They did well though. Not my SD quality, but respectable. The fish tacos are good, but the sauce needs more flavor. I had to pour a lot of salsa on it to enhance... More 

1 Thank yalda111
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50 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good Mexican place on Kauai Awesome friendly staff #justinyourock ! Fresh ahi tacos and housemade mole as well as habanero hot sauce Like many local restaurants here you might miss it if you weren't looking for it but the place was packed and a good mix of locals and folks on vacation Will go again for this Mexican deliciousness

1 Thank Shrinkme
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In more than 20 years vacationing on Kauai, we've not had better Mexican-style food. She had excellent fish of the day, declared it excellent. I had a chimichanga that featured excellent carnitas, but nothing else to its credit: zero cheese or sauce inside a large tortilla that had been double folded and rolled creating a very bready chimi of about... More 

1 Thank Stan B
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great place... food yummy, full bar, family and kid friendly. They have an outdoor seating area with a grassy courtyard for kids as well to play. Staff really friendly!

1 Thank Jennifer G
Boston, Massachusetts
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Got this fish tacos and my husband got something with chicken and cheese. Both were fabulous. The staff is great and accommodating to my food allergies. Let's talk about the rice and beans- if your meal doesn't come with them, GET THEM. We got an extra order to take away and I'm contemplating whether or not to skip another mediocre... More 

1 Thank hrobe1
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4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

i had seafood burrito it was so delicious !! you should ask spicy source! eat with burrito...mmm so good ! staff so friendly !! restroom is outside. you have to ask code for restroom! シーフードブリトーを頂きました! 魚は焼き加減を選べます! 店員さんはミディアムレアがオススメと♡ お手洗いは外にあります。 コードを入れて扉を開けますので店員さんにきいてください!

Thank Kanako R
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place has delicious food and drinks. We got two different burritos and both were tasty. We also tried a passion fruit margarita that was really good. It's a very simplified menu (no appetizers or desserts that we saw), but it was definitely strong Mexican food.

1 Thank Dominick B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
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
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:15 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:15 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:15 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:15 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:15 pm
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?