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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
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Tue - Sun 11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:15
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Citronelle, Alabama
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Possibly the best Mexican food ever (and I have eaten Mexican across the country). There were six of us and everyone loved their dinner. I had the steak chimichanga and the meat was so full of flavor. Server was friendly without being overly so. Will definitely go again should we ever return to Kauai.

Thank cindylynn55
Monterey, California
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111 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This was our first stop for a meal when we arrived back to Kauai to celebrate our December bdays. We had discovered it on our last trip here a couple of years ago and ate there twice that time. The food is absolutely delicious. They have fresh fish tacos (ahi this time) that is perfectly cooked. Their beans and rice... More 

Thank Anne S
Yakima, Washington
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177 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

After being here 6 days I just discovered this restaurant less than a mile from my hotel. I went there because of good reviews on Trip Advisor and was not disappointed. The margaritas were great and the food was outstanding. My wife had a burrito that she raved about and I had fish tacos. We come from a place with... More 

Thank Robert S
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21 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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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87 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks 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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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks 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 3 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 3 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 5 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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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

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

1 Thank MartinezFamily24

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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
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
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?