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Monicos Taqueria

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4-356 Kuhio Hwy, Apt D, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746-1413
+1 808-822-4300
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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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Fairbanks, Alaska
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 18, 2014

We arrived at Monico on a very busy night; there was a bit of a wait for a table in the packed restaurant, but we were able to sit at the bar. The bartender, though crazy-busy, was attentive and patient while we took our time deciding what to eat. His recommendations were fantastic, and the food really delivered. Everything was... More 

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Hilo, Hawaii
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2014

Authentic, local Mexican food. Monico cooks himself and that is what makes it the best Mexican food on Kauai. Mole!

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Thank Lisa W
Prosper, Texas
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48 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2014 via mobile

This is a really neat place with very nice people, but we waited an hour (after being told the wait was 30 minutes); then, waited 20 minutes for our chips (first basket is free; then you are charged $5.50 IF you see your server again to order the chips). Our food took almost 40 minutes. I had an unimpressive chimichanga;... More 

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fla
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65 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2014

Fresh, perfect ahi fish taco's. They are flavorful and filling. Do not miss this place. By the way did I say the best meal on the Island.

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Thank gracieFla
Pleasant Grove, United States
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36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 4, 2014

Monico's is a nice place. Food was very tasty and good portion on meals. Had good tasting chips and salsa the only down side is they charge for extra chips. I had the fish tacos and they were outstanding. Good tasting mix of cabbage and fresh Ahi, liberal amount of Ahi. Was recommended by a local and was not disappointed.... More 

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Thank Stacy S
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2014 via mobile

Loved Monico's. Went for a later lunch with the family. Quesadillas are enormous. My daughter (17) had the carnitas and son (18) chicken - she walked away with 1/3. Enchiladas verde was tasty!

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Thank Linda S
Maui, Hawaii
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640 reviews
326 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 400 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2014

We have been here before, and this time a group of ten. Service was great, first time for mexican food for one of us. uh, New York. Anyway, the server was Very Patient and we all had a fine time and a nice meal. I heard they might be for Sale…I hope Monicos Stays. We will come again.

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Miami, Florida
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296 reviews
186 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 218 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 21, 2014 via mobile

Great Mexican food for everyone. Fish tacos rocked. Kids had cheese quesadillas. They were tasty. Decent sized portions and reasonable prices. Chips and salsa great too. We really enjoyed. Highly recommend.

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Durham, North Carolina
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26 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 3, 2014

I wanted a vegetarian chimichanga, which wasn't on the menu, and they happily made one for me. It was great, as was my wife's chicken burrito. Fresh ingredients, well cooked, good value - what's not to like?

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MUFCN21
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2014

Great food, good service and pleasant ambience. Popular with locals and tourists. Definitely worth a visit if you like mexican food.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, 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: +1 808-822-4300

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?