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“Oh my god. need something to get that taste out of my mouth !”

Mariachi's Authentic Mexican Restaurant
Ranked #34 of 119 Restaurants in Lihue
Price range: $9 - $20
Cuisines: Mexican, Southwestern
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Good for: Kids, Families with children, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Seattle, Washington
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3 reviews
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“Oh my god. need something to get that taste out of my mouth !”
Reviewed December 6, 2007

Just had dinner. This was the worst Mexican food I have had in years. I am so sorry for the owners but your food is terrible.
I had the Carne Asada, which was the saddest grisly piece of meat I ever saw. The beans tasted burnt. The chips were cold. My wife had the Carnita taco and she said it was awful. We sat outside on a rainy knight and the cars wizzing by destroyed any chance of an atmosphere. Also a little on the pricey side for what should be cheep Mexican food. To some it up, Bad food and atmosphere.

7 Thank DarrelRiley
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Reasonable prices and large portions make this place a hit!”
Reviewed July 19, 2007

This is one of the best restaurant deals on the island. Recently opened in 2007, Mariachi's Mexican Restaurant is certain to become well known for providing great food and a great price here in Kauai. The appetizers are big enough for a family of four and are priced very well. The setting is excellent, just across from the mega Marriott property. The service is supurb and the staff are all smiles. While the outside dining on their upstairs covered deck is nice, the inside dining area (also upstairs) is actually quieter and has a great ambiance with it's large opened windows looking out toward the Kalipaki Beach area. The shrimp fahitas are particularly delicious. The restaurant is located in the top floor of Harbor Mall across from The Kalipaki Beach Hut.

3 Thank TropicAtHeart
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6 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Can't beat it! Dinner of Choice on Kauai”
Reviewed July 5, 2007

After eating at many expensive and many inexpensive places, this is our favorite restaurant on Kauai. Great mexican food and excellent service. Sit outside and enjoy the ocean view.

Thank CheddarheadOpinion
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Valley Village
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3 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Best Mexican food on Kauai !”
Reviewed June 11, 2007

I was told about this place from the owners of our rental - and my husband & I went and tried it and definately agreed! It's down by Nawiliwili Harbor, in the Harbor Mall with plenty of free parking. It takes up the upstairs corner, and has great views of the park, harbor area, and stores closeby.

The layout is nice and open - there is inside seating, very comfortable looking with high back chairs. There are huge picture windows that are open to allow the wonderful breeze to come in. We sat outside both times we eat there. The outside has about 6 tables by the railing, and against the windows there are 4 tables and chairs that are a bit higher so you can see over the ones by the railings.

Service is great, and extremely friendly. The menu has a very good selection, and prices range from $10 - $20. They have all sorts of combinations and specialties.

Now as with a fair amount of the restaurants in Kauai they do not have their liquor license as of yet - but you are free to bring in beer or wine, and they will serve it for you at no charge. Some place will charge you a "corkage fee" but they do not.

All the food is truly homemade, and fresh. Everything is so tastey!! I would definately recommend giving them a chance and trying them out.

1 Thank HulaBetty
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