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Los Garcia's

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14 Oneawa St, Kailua, Oahu, HI 96734-2501
+1 808-261-0306
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Kailua, Hawaii
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2017

The thing about Hawaii is that there aren't really any good Mexican places here. I've eaten here several times and have never been blown away. It's just ok, maybe not even. The first time I went I ordered the chicken quesadilla, the chicken was dry and tasted like it was old and had just been heated up. I did recently... More 

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Smithville, Texas
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41 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 17, 2016 via mobile

Authentic, friendly, quick service in downtown Kailua! We simply found it on the GPS, easy to find, but not easy to park. There is a public parking garage behind the restaurant on the next street! We had ceviche tacos, very nice, split an order & there was plenty! We're from Texas & we were really surprised to find such authentic... More 

Thank Hover-lover
Alexandria, Virginia
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 12, 2016

If you are looking for authentic Mexican cuisine, stay away from this place. We decided to check it out despite bad ratings. Big mistake. Our tortilla soup was not edible, the salsa was out of the can, my burrito was edible, but not great. On the positive side, our waitress was fantastic. She has been working for Los Garcia for... More 

Thank Mszczuj
L'Ile-Perrot, Canada
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 14, 2016

The place was clean and the staff was friendly and able to accomodate an infant and to provide a fussy mom with food to meet his needs. The salsa did not impress, but the tacos and fahitas were tasty and hot.

Thank David K
Kailua, Hawaii
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2015

Waitress was rolling eyes when asking questions about menu which was NOT clear as to what was being offered. When coke tasted like diet, which was NOT wanted, she pushed back about it saying it was NOT diet, and we had to ask for another one, which tasted as it should. Served a FILTHY coffee cup with black grease on... More 

Thank peter w
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24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2015

I wish there was a designation of 3.5 out of 5. This really isn't just "average", but I have to leave room in my reviews for that WOW factor. Los Garcia's doesn't have it, at least not on my day. But it is very decent and worthy of return visits for sure. Los Garcia's leaves you adequately satisfied with an... More 

Thank Todd S
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47 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2015

it's a stretch to call this a Mexican restaurant. Salsa is canned, not fresh, pretty tasteless entrees, with yucky rice. Their refried beans are ok.

Thank EastoEden
Honolulu, Hawaii
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711 reviews
433 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 341 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 2, 2015

Stopped here for lunch yesterday after beaching at Lanikai. Parking sucks. Service was not the friendliest. However, food was very good. We split an order of nachos with shredded beef and a side of refried beans. Both were very tasty! The complimentary chips (good and crispy) and salsa (rather blah chipotle-based) were a good accompaniment for the refries. Didn't drink... More 

Thank travelmeisteren
Kaneohe, Hawaii
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42 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2015

Nice family style Mexican restaurant. Good food at decent prices (unlike some other Mexican places in town). Service is always good and friendly. Food always arrive hot and ready to eat.

Thank Patrick L
Fredericksburg, Virginia
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147 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 4, 2015 via mobile

Great little spot to have good authentic Mexican food, and amazing Margarita's. The service was great, and the food was served quickly. Nachos with cheese, salsa and guacamole was a yummy starter, but don't eat too much because the servings are large. Only drawback is that you have to park at the municipal parking lot on the next street over... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 14 Oneawa St, Kailua, Oahu, HI 96734-2501
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Kailua
  • Phone Number: +1 808-261-0306

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?