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Mariachi’s Authentic Mexican Cuisine

$$ - $$$Mexican, , Latin
4-1387 Kuhio Hwy, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746-1635
+1 808-822-1612
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  • Excellent27%
  • Very good24%
  • Average23%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible13%
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“fajitas” (15 reviews)
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Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
4-1387 Kuhio Hwy, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746-1635
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We stopped in for a snack and drink during happy hour - wow do they have great deals here. Food is about what you'd expect (gringo-style mex - tasty, though not spicy) and nachos were quite good with jalapenos added. My margarita was good for...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank kmfesq
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

However, the food was authentic and tasty. The server was very friendly and answered our questions about how to get to the nearby waterfalls. Chips were fresh and good. We had the 5 taco combo for $22 so had carnitas, al pastor and chicken. There...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank James M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Portions often being too large, shared a chicken fajita, which was tasty but only given 3 tortillas for the 2 of us, A 4th one was produced for $1.50. The jalapeño margarita (I love hot & spicy) was a novel treat but one was enough...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Katja57
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Horrible customer service. Open sign on, doors open, folks being served. We were allowed to stand for several minutes before a girl came to say they were closed! Turned at least 3 other couples away as well. Even trip advisor says they are open until...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Sassykay
Reviewed 11 December 2018

We stopped by here for lunch. The place has a lot of ambience, we sat a table near the window to watch the crowd go by. The chips and salsa were very good. We ordered chicken tacos meal (5) - $22.00. The tacos were mini...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank SandraWCCA
Reviewed 19 November 2018

We walked in the restaurant and they said "sit wherever you like" so we found a table. Sat for about 5 minutes before a waitress finally brought a menu over and she sort of threw them "at" the table instead of handing them to us....More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank dawnexar
Reviewed 11 November 2018 via mobile

Service was ok. Cheese dip was AWFUL. It's the kind of place that I'm slightly worried I'm going to get food poisoning from.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank deneesheffield
Reviewed 8 November 2018 via mobile

Stopped by for happy hour after an air tour. Service at the bar wasn’t bad, but the bartender wasn’t very friendly or talkative. He didn’t really interact with us at all. The food was pretty good. I had the happy hour ceviche which was awesome....More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank beachmealready
Reviewed 8 November 2018 via mobile

service, atmosphere, and our drinks were good—food was okay-we ordered carne asada and the seasoning was not that great

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Mobile430348
Reviewed 12 October 2018 via mobile

Easy place for a quick meal but nothing special. The fish tacos hit the spot but weren’t the best I have had. The menu is dry robust and has both meats and seafood, so this could be a good break from poke and other fish...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank lslevy
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4-1387 Kuhio Hwy, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746-1635
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai  >  Kapaa
  • Phone Number: +1 808-822-1612
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KEEPING MEXICAN CUISINE AUTHENTIC Mr Hector Portillo opened Mariachis Authentic Mexican Restaurant in 2006 in the town of Lihue. His menu inspiration came from different states in Mexico with specialties that appeal to a diverse clientele. The signature recipes came from his grandmothers passion to cook authentic mexican cuisine in the state of Guerrero Mexico. The restaurant was received so well by the community of Kauai that Mr Portillo decided to open a second location in the Heart of Historic Kapa'a Town. This area was in need of a warm and friendly place with excellent food. For over a decade, Mariachis has served the Kauai Community with great success. The combination of flavors and the great mexican ambiance is what makes Mariachis a very special Authentic Mexican Restaurant. Mariachis takes great pride in serving Authentic Mexican Cuisine to locals and visitors. We cant wait to Welcome you and your family ! ! Bienvenidos !
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