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Monicos Taqueria

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern, Gluten Free Options
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4-356 Kuhio Hwy, Apt D, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746-1413
+1 808-822-4300
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Tuesday
Closed
Hours:
Tue - Sun 11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:15
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San Jose, California, United States
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Took a vacation to Kauai in December and loved the island. This restaurant was one of the standouts of my trip. I live in California and this place had better Mexican food than most places I frequent. The mole enchiladas were unique and amazing. The way they did there beans was quite delicious as well. Must try place when you... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Excellent authentic cuisine with a friendly staff! Fish tacos are INCREDIBLE! There's even a parking lot with plenty of spots.

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1 Thank AWM85
Spring
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We went to Monico's 2 days in a row because the food was that good! The red sauce is delicious and the guacamole is wonderful. (Ask Sierra to sing the Guacamole song for you 😁!) Great fun atmosphere for all ages!

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1 Thank Kim J
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Wow. I got an Ahi tuna burrito here, and was blown away by how fresh and tasty it was. I don't drink often, but decided to order Monico's special margarita, and was surprised by how much I enjoyed it. Just a perfect meal. One of my favorite places I tried in Kauai, over the 10 days that I visited.

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1 Thank Wendy B
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Drove by as it was recommended and I was hungry. Only had a salad with garlic shrimps which was quite ok. Service is very, very friendly and responsive

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Thank ArnoldN
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8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Cheap and the food is SOOO GOOD, also you can tell this is a locals place. So friendly and they care about their guest. Get the seafood fajitas your life will change!

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1 Thank Miller B
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I ate here, and we thought it was solid. I had the ahi steak burrito, and he ate the taco taco plate. Being from Texas, we appreciate good Mexican food, and this was close but missed the mark. The ahi burrito was different than anything I could get back home; I thought it was outstanding. The taco... More 

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Enid, Oklahoma
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have ate here a few times. The previous times was a couple years ago. The food has always had great flavor and been very good. I ate their once on this trip. Had the carne asada enchiladas. The flavor was very good but the meat was not of the best quality, very chewy. This is the first time it... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We loved Monico's so much that we ate there twice on our 5-day Kauai vacation! Their fish tacos are AMAZING!!!!

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2 Thank NNKELLEY
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fish flautas with freshly caught ahi tuna, grilled to order were fantastic. Veggie nachos were covered in grilled veggies and cheese. Very friendly service.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican, Southwestern, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:15
Tuesday
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:15
Wednesday
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:15
Thursday
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:15
Friday
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:15
Saturday
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:15
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4-356 Kuhio Hwy, Apt D, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746-1413
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai  >  Kapaa
  • Phone Number: +1 808-822-4300

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