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“Great Mexican Food with Exceptional Service”

Monarca's Authentic Mexican Cuisine Bar & Grill
Ranked #39 of 438 Restaurants in Cape Coral
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $45
Cuisines: Mexican
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Description: When you walk through our doors, you feel like you were suddenly transported to Mexico. Our food is fresh made out of the freshest ingredients and encompasses truly authentic dishes brought over from our family recipies in Mexico. The smell alone makes your mouth water. We are right on the water, with direct access to the river so you can come by boat, you can drive or you can walk because we are just two blocks north from the main downtown area strip street of Cape Coral Parkway on Del Prado Blvd. You will leave Monarca's but Monarca's will never leave you and you will keep coming for more!
Reviewed March 12, 2014

We ate there on Sunday March 9, 2014. The taco's were authentic and the filling was spiced just right. Spicy salsa compliments all the entrees. The service was terrific. If you're in the Cape, you need to stop here.

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MonarcasRestaurant, Manager at Monarca's Authentic Mexican Cuisine Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded September 21, 2016

Thank you for taking the time to rate our restaurant! We appreciate your business and look forward to seeing you again soon! Don't forget to ask about our new referral program for loyal customers! You won't be disappointed!

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Reviewed March 8, 2014

As soon as I walked into the place, I felt like I was transported to one of my favorite restaurants in Cancun. The owners spared no expense in creating the feeling of being in Mexico. I was seated immediately and was served by Marylu. She was very helpful in pointing out several items on the menu that may be appealing to my taste. The food was excellent. The dish was seasoned and cooked to perfection. My only regret was overeating the appetizers and not leaving enough room for desert. I am lucky that Monarca's is only 8 miles from my house, so I will definitely be back. I would highly recommend dining here when you're in the mood for authentic Mexican food.

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Thank Howard C
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MonarcasRestaurant, Manager at Monarca's Authentic Mexican Cuisine Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded September 21, 2016

Thank you for taking the time to rate our restaurant! We appreciate your business and look forward to seeing you again soon! Don't forget to ask about our new referral program for loyal customers! You won't be disappointed!

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Reviewed March 5, 2014

We had read some very mixed reviews of this restaurant so were not sure what to expect, but we had a pleasant experience. As others have mentioned, the new owners did a beautiful job decorating the interior. I believe all the furniture, dishware and tiles were imported from Mexico. And don't miss the restrooms!

Our servers did seem a little young and inexperienced, but no real complaints there. The happy hour drinks were very weak, we chose to upgrade to one of the specialty margaritas which were much better. The complimentary chips and salsa were average, the salsa needs more of a kick. We had the table side guacamole to start which was a generous portion and tasty. For the main course we had the Barbacoa and the Carnitas, both of them quite good. Overall the food is a step above Iguana Mia's. We will definitely return.

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Thank Jane B
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MonarcasRestaurant, Manager at Monarca's Authentic Mexican Cuisine Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded September 21, 2016

Thank you for taking the time to rate our restaurant! We appreciate your business and look forward to seeing you again soon! Don't forget to ask about our new referral program for loyal customers! You won't be disappointed!

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Reviewed March 3, 2014

We had a fantastic time at this place. The food was great the staff was wonderful and the drinks were tasty. They really have a nice atmosphere here. I highly recommend the burrito.

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Thank steve w
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MonarcasRestaurant, Manager at Monarca's Authentic Mexican Cuisine Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded September 21, 2016

Thank you for taking the time to rate our restaurant! We appreciate your business and look forward to seeing you again soon! Don't forget to ask about our new referral program for loyal customers! You won't be disappointed!

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Reviewed March 2, 2014

Our waitress was Johanna and, like all the staff whom we met, she was very helpful and nice. I had the special for the night: fajitas with scallops, shrimp, and calamar with peppers and onions accompanied by rice, beans, and fajitas. Friend had the enchiladas with beef, hubby had shrimp in spicy red sauce which was spicy just the way he likes it, and another friend had the same without so much spice and he too was very pleased. The special house margarita was well received too. No room for dessert.
The decor is lovely. Check out the beautiful bathroom sink. Staff friendly. Food great. Nice experience. Shall return! We called ahead.

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Thank Patricia B
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MonarcasRestaurant, Manager at Monarca's Authentic Mexican Cuisine Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded September 21, 2016

Thank you for taking the time to rate our restaurant! We appreciate your business and look forward to seeing you again soon! Don't forget to ask about our new referral program for loyal customers! You won't be disappointed!

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