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Monico's Taqueria Kapaa

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Monico's Taqueria Kapaa

Very dissappointing. The food was very bland and dry. The noise level was incredible and that was when the restaurant was near to closing and not all the tables were full.

I had the chicken flauntas (sp) - first the chicken wasn't shredded and if it wasn't for the sour cream, there would have been nothing to add moisture.

Better bet - go across the street to the Birck Oven Pizza.

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1. Re: Monico's Taqueria Kapaa

Please post this under restaurant reviews.

I have never eaten there but its a favorite of a very good friend of mine who lives on the island. Sorry your experience was bad.

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2. Re: Monico's Taqueria Kapaa

We never eat Mexican in Hawaii. I live in So Cal so any place on Kauai will be a huge disappointment. I've never been to this place, either. Sorry you had such a bad experience.

Edited: 15 March 2010, 01:42
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3. Re: Monico's Taqueria Kapaa

Sorry you had a bad experience there. I've eaten there often and enjoyed my meal, but I've always had the fish tacos or the veggie burrito (my family eats vegetarian+fish). As martik mentioned, the food isn't quite up to California-Mexican standards, but it got to be quite popular with locals as the first Mexican restaurant on-island.

The noise is sadly an issue, inside is a bit loud and outside is close to the road. We always eat outside, as far from the road as we can. Rents are sky-high for businesses on Kaua'i, so restaurants just starting out don't get the best locations. It does have the advantage of being very family friendly, small kids can run around on the grass in the courtyard.

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4. Re: Monico's Taqueria Kapaa

I'm new to this particular forum, but I have to say that I have to wonder why someone joins the board and makes a first post just to complain about one meal at one restaurant.

Edited: 15 March 2010, 16:48
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