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Mariachi's Authentic Mexican Restaurant

$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern
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3501 Rice St, #205 in the Harbor Mall, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766-1765
+1 808-246-1570
08:00 - 22:00
Closed now
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Sun - Wed 08:00 - 21:00
Thu 08:00 - 01:30
Fri - Sat 08:00 - 22:00
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Grand Junction, Colorado
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63 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were not surprised to see a Mexican Food restaurant in Lihue, but we were surprised to find good Mexican food. After eating resort food for a few days we ventured out in the strip mall area that caters to the cruise ships that dock at Lihue. We had an assortment of restaurants, but we took a chance on the... More 

Thank ARK1947
A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We were hoping to have a nice lunch before going to our hotel. Service was slow! And drinks tasted watered down:(

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Such good food, and great margaritas! Relatively cheap for how delicious the food was! Servers were not overly friendly, but not rude either!

Thank Danielle H
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Steak quesadilla was pretty good, chips and salsa were awesome, beef burrito not my fav. If it wasn't happy hour I would have cringed at the prices, but go between 2-5 PM and you'll have a filling meal for two for $20 or less!

Thank Danielle M
Bozeman, Montana
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

1/2 full; clearly understaffed. We sat at the bar. Served once. That's it. No one minding the bar. No one checked on us. Food was dropped off (literally) without silverware or napkins. Would not recommend at all. Really disappointed as from the outside looked like a cool place.

Thank Jennifer C
Palm Desert, California
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176 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Coming from Southern California and the wonderful Mexican food we have locally, the food here is authentic and delicious. We went twice on our trip, great Margarita's and friendly service. We never had to wait for a table, I recommend you check it out.

Thank Newlifenotinoz
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you really want mexican food, find someplace else. Food was bland and definitely would not go back. May be ok if you just want a drink and chips.

Thank Pam J
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Mariachi's is a casual Mexican restaurant that overlooks the main road through Lihue, You are just across from the beach that fronts the Marriott Beach Club. The salsa is quite nice but could be a bit hotter. The beef tacos were large and very tasty. It's a nice place to just relax, have a beer or two and a lunch.... More 

Thank bdskillman
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88 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had 4 different people service us, but it was not clear who are actual waiter/waitress was. This was annoying as with no clear server the service was hit or miss and we had to wait to place the order, order dessert and get the check. Other tables didn't have this issue (that I noticed). The food was mediocre. Skip... More 

Thank Pamela S
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 March 2017

As we were leaving on a late flight, we needed a spot for dinner that was reasonably close to the airport. This restaurant offers good Mexican food and a great atmosphere at a reasonable price just minutes away. Service was professional and efficient. We were seated in a covered open air area, on the second level, so street noise was... More 

Thank Pat H
Mariachis K, Manager at Mariachi's Authentic Mexican Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you very much for visiting us! We hope to see you again soon. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$9 - US$20
Mexican, Southwestern
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Validated Parking
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 01:30
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3501 Rice St, #205 in the Harbor Mall, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766-1765
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai  >  Lihue
  • Phone Number: +1 808-246-1570

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