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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
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:15
Closed now
All hours
Tue - Sun 11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:15
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21 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Solid food for the price. I would definitely go back. Honestly Mexican is not even really my thing usually but I enjoyed it. The staff was very friendly and attentive. I can understand why people are irritated by the very small serving of chips and the charge for more, but hey, free chips. My drink was quite good and actually... More 

1 Thank Reese Y
Palm Springs, California
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86 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you get to Kapaa town don't miss this place ! Food looks and taste amazing . The prices are reasonable and drinks are priced right also. I had the Verde enchiladas , couldn't get any better !!! Chips and pico de gallo were fabulous . I give this place a two thumbs up 👍👍 And I give Monicos a... More 

1 Thank David L
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is one of our regular stops. Love the steak fajitas. It's a small, casual and festive place with great service and a large menu. Dine inside or on the covered patio. Look for parking behind it or on the side, as it's located on the highway.

1 Thank Robin J
Sandwich, Massachusetts
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ended up eating here twice. The Margaritas are excellent, and the food was very good. Ahi tacos were excellent. It's noisy inside, so try to sit outside at the picnic tables. The second time we were there, we sat at the bar. The bartender was a sweetie, wish I remembered her name!

1 Thank capemeezers
Durham, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited for lunch, we had pork en chile verde tradicion. We weren't disappointed. Very tasty. First time we have eaten Mexican food, we will be returning on our next visit to Kauai

1 Thank Heather E
Red Deer, Alberta, Canada
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Yum! Best meal on the island and the margaritas were amazing. We are definitely going back. Fresh, authentic, great service!

1 Thank Kelly J
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Highly recommend the seafood enchiladas. Portion sizes are great, food is EXCELLENT, best Mexican food on the island

1 Thank MartinezFamily24
Cottonwood Heights, Utah
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84 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

Good Mexican food in Wailua, Kauai walking distance from Hilton Garden Inn. Service was great with good food. This is a local place lots of local were eating at this restaurant. We had seafood enchiladas ( shrimp, fish & scalop ) and salad which we shared.. Small bar, 6-7 place seatings.

1 Thank Jeffery V
salt lake city
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23 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

This place was recommended by one of the locals who led our kayak tour. We were not disappointed. The food was very good and reasonably priced.

1 Thank luvs2bike
Irvine, California
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

The service is nice and friendly. The food is so good and good portions. The Chef is the Owner and he is super nice and really appreciates the patrons of his establishment! It is a local favorite :)

1 Thank Audrey C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:15
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:15
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:15
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:15
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:15
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?