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“Little Mexico!”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Monicos Taqueria

Monicos Taqueria
Ranked #11 of 125 Restaurants in Kapaa
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mexican, Southwestern
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Good for: Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
East Horsley, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Little Mexico!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 16, 2013 via mobile

A quick search on TA revealed this little gem. I quick call to see if we needed to reserve a table, unfortunately no for group sizes less than 6. Expecting to wait for a table, we chose to have a Margharita (great tasting one too!) before being seated. Very friendly staff. Its a busy little place, especially as they also do take away!

We waited for about 10 to 15 mins, and was worth it. Chicken Mole Enchiladas (home made Mole sauce) + Garlic Shrimp Quesadilla - delicious! as it was only a 5 min walk from the Islander on the Beach resort, I think we'll be back!!

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“Don't waste your money. Service is terrible.”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 12, 2013

Waited for about 20 minutes to be seated. After we were seated they brought chips and salsa. Two cups of salsa or whatever that was, one very hot and the other almost tasteless! I had way better chips and salsa. Then waited for 40 minutes for the food! I think this was the longest I have ever waited for good at a restaurant!! It sucked. 40 minutes for two tacos and a burrito? The good was not even that great as people talked about it. Proportions were very small!
Then it took 10 minutes for them to bring our check. One of those restaurants I just wanted to get out of! Service at this place sucks.

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Dallas, Texas
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Lively atmosphere, disappointing food”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 12, 2013

We were advised by the owners of the nearby house that we rented that this was a popular place for locals and that it has some of the best Mexican food on the island. If that is indeed so, we feel sorry for the residents of Kaua'i!

Like most of the restaurants we ate in while visiting Kaua'i, we found it to be understaffed with inexperienced and inefficient staff. While there were many people waiting outdoors to be seated, vacant tables sat unbussed. When we were finally seated, the service was friendly but inefficient.

As for the food, we found it very poor--perhaps because we are from Texas and have higher expectations about the quality of Mexican food. Perhaps some items on the menu are better than those that we chose. However, I would not return to this restaurant if I were to go back to Kaua'i.

Visited February 2013
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Vancouver Canada
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71 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Great Mexican”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 11, 2013

Great food, was quite busy on the weekend. Parking is a little hard to find, but well worth it! Burritos were to die for.

Visited January 2013
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Broadbeach, Australia
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94 reviews
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“Not at all representative of tasty mexican food”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 8, 2013

We ordered the crispy beef tacos and the chicken tostada. The food was bland, and lacked any taste. Either the food was pre cooked, or it was frozen, but in any event, it was very disappointing.
The service was good and friendly. We were very much surprised in the poor food quality given some of the past reviews!

  • Visited February 2013
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