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“Unlikely spot for great Mexican food”
Review of Monicos Taqueria

Monicos Taqueria
Ranked #13 of 125 Restaurants in Kapaa
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Takeout
Reviewed April 24, 2013

My wife and I have eaten here 3 times now. Friendly staff and great food. Think great Mexican food mixed in with some fresh fish. It's not a big place so there might be a bit of a wait, but it's definitely worth it. Highly recommend the burrito with the fish of the day. Will definitely be back.

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Thank Derek H
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Reviewed April 24, 2013

Found the food to be very tasty. Enjoyed the carne asana tacos and shrimp enchiladas. Service was very good.

Thank Sandra A
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Reviewed April 24, 2013 via mobile

We found this gem our first day here. So far, we have eaten here 3 times. Great chicken tacos, flautas and taquitos. Great margarita too. Friendly service and really good salsa. Too bad we had to pay $6 for chips with a take out order. Aren't we saving them money by not taking up a table?

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Thank sfelizardo
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Reviewed April 10, 2013

You wouldn't expect it, wedged in behind the Shell station next to the highway in Wailua, HI, but this place has superb Mexican food.

First, they pass the critical chips and salsa test with light crispy chips and great fresh salsa. The Seafood Tacos Tacos (two tacos with fish of the day and scallops) is incredible. The ahi tacos and mahi mahi tacos are great too. The light cream sauce finishes all three meals just right. The sides are good, the margs are delicious, the staff friendly and efficient. There are outside tables, but no alcohol allowed outside.

Parking is tight (park in the lot about one block north to avoid the hassle of the way too tiny lot) and the location is odd, but if you're on the east side of Kauai you gotta go. Check it out.

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Thank coloradorailfan
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Reviewed April 9, 2013

This is a great restaurant, with very tasty and well presented food, truly above you standard Mexican food joint. Only one problem, they're very popular, so the three times we went there was a long long wait...

Thank thelaroche
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