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Monicos Taqueria

4-356 Kuhio Hwy, Apt D, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746-1413
+1 808-822-4300
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good29%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“fish tacos” (145 reviews)
“burrito” (69 reviews)
“taquitos” (12 reviews)
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Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
4-356 Kuhio Hwy, Apt D, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746-1413
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Best mexican food on Kauai. Highly recommend the steak fajitas and the margaritas. And the staff make you feel like family they are so friendly and welcoming.

Thank 785jason
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

My wife and I always enjoy a good Mexican food restaurant and live next to one of the best in Orange County with Las Barcas. I've been told by locals there isn't a good place on Kauai but I beg to differ. We both thoroughly...More

Thank Michael T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This lively eatery features the bounty of the sea along with staples like Pastor, Carne Asada and Carnitas. We were greeted promptly and were well attended to during our meal. Our dinner was quite delicious and the Mai Tai was exactly what I was looking...More

Thank Digitalzombi
Reviewed 1 week ago

A busy place with locals and tourists. The server was very friendly. The food was pretty good. The prices are reasonable.

Thank Beachcomber900
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you are from California have an open mind and enjoy the Mexican food here and Hawaii. It's not bad at all but not like the stuff in Mexico or San Diego. But the food, chips/salsa are really good. I got the fish and shrimp...More

Thank Michael M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate here our first night on the island. The food was tasty, fresh and good. Your first chips and salsa are free after that $5. There is no Queso :( a must for Texans at a Mex food restaurant. The chicken and lettuces on...More

Thank WillEwest
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The best Mexican food and drinks in Kauai. Always busy. Always attended by the owners. Mr. Monico is the chef and his wife tends the bar. She makes the best Pina coladas and Margaritas on the island. Highly recommend the Fish Tacos and Chile Verde.

Thank Rosario C
Reviewed 12 August 2017

Monico's Taqueria is a solid choice if you are looking for affordable, filling, Mexican food. We were warmly greeted by the hostess who sat us next to the window overlooking their outside dining area. Our waitress was nice and was quick to take our order...More

Thank teruki_neko
Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

I will start by saying we were hungry when we got here and satisfied when we lift. That being said it is chaotic you have to find the guy to seat you. We sat at the bar. We got great service bit really noisy. Our...More

Thank rdr4205K360SD
Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

My family and I had lunch at this restaurant. My nachos were good, so were the tacos, but kind of small for the price that we paid... (15$ for two small tacos). The one that had a burito said it was "okay" but not that...More

Thank Erika R
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Parking Available
Good for
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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