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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
Today
08:00 - 01:30
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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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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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199 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Having tried JJ Broilers and the Nawiliwili Tavern we walked from the Marriott to try this restaurant which is accessible from the main road up a flight of steps to a first floor landing restaurant. We arrived about 7,30 pm and the outside of the restaurant had quite a few diners (unusual as everyone seems to eat around 6pm leaving... More 

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Thank Trebor5417
Phoenix, Arizona
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56 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Being from Arizona we are accustomed to great Mexican cuisine. This restaurant does not come close. We went during "happy" hour, drinks were overpriced. Food was okay at best. Left disappointed and still hungry.

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Thank Dukesdorg
Kalaheo, Hawaii
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It's my go to place when I'm craving Mexican food and Margaritas. The service is usually pretty good and even though it's on a busy street you still have a small view of Kalapaki so you get a little of the island feel. I have always had a good experience with the waiters. I recommend Mariachi's!

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Thank jd2333
Canandaigua, United States
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425 reviews
241 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

On the day we arrived in Kauai (Marriott resort Lihue) we wandered the area to see what bars/restaurants were nearby. Unlike all the others, Mariachi's was not directly on the water but across a fairly busy street. We decided to stop fora drink and check it out. This place is on the second story of a mini-mini mall. There is... More 

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

Aloha William, We thank you for visiting our restaurant. We are glad that enjoyed our breezy views. We look forward to seeing you again! More 

Koloa, Hawaii
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50 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The wife and I were in the mood for Mexican food and decided to hit up Mariachi's. It was a pretty slow day and we were given our choice of seats. We decided to try on the balcony. The person that seated us was cordial and friendly and took our drink order. I had to ask for the complementary chips... More 

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

We are glad to read that you enjoyed the food and we will take your service comments into consideration to improve our operations. Thank you for visiting us! We hope to see you again! More 

Placentia, California
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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

I ordered a Taco Salad. It was shredded beef. The shredded beef was different from what I'm used to. It was more like a pot roast beef. It was very moist. I enjoyed the Taco Salad. The restaurant is on the second floor of the Harbor Mall. I stayed at a timeshare a couple of years ago that was in... More 

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Thank TravelGirl20132013
Mariachis K, Manager at Mariachi's Authentic Mexican Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so much for visiting the restaurant! We are happy to read that you enjoyed the flavors of the Taco Salad! We hope you can come back soon! More 

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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

6 of us (3 couples) went here for lunch Nov 27. Staff were friendly, welcoming and helpful. Great food. Reasonable prices. I drank a couple of mango margaritas - first time, and they were great!

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

Thank you so much for visiting us! We are glad that you enjoyed the mango margaritas! We hope to see you soon! More 

Seattle, Washington
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260 reviews
182 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

Hubby and I went here for a Mexican food fix. We ordered traditional margaritas, and they were tame. No kick whatsoever. I had the chili relleno, with a side of rice. I avoid the refried beans - too much fat. Hubby ordered the soft fish tacos, which did not come with a side so I gave him the rice. Chips... More 

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Thank wearymom3
Mariachis K, Manager at Mariachi's Authentic Mexican Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you very much for visiting us! We are glad to read that you enjoyed the food. We hope you can come back to visit us again! More 

Pleasant Hill, California
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51 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

The people at Mariachi's were pleasant, and the place was comfortable, but the food was poor. We paid $46.00 for two fish taco plates and two sofas. The portions were hefty, but the fish was dry and tasted old. The sauce was bland and tasteless, too. The retried beans and rice were fine, but overall, the meal was incredibly expensive... More 

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Thank Nancy H
Burbank, California
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97 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

This place is expensive 19.00 for a lunch portion of fish tacos, rice and re fried beans. A "side" ( 2 tablespoons) of sour cream costs 2.00 extra. The food was not seasoned, portions were ok but it does not matter when bland uninventive food is carelessly served by a waiter who is barely doing his job. Eateries come and... More 

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

Aloha Bonnie, Thank you for visiting our restaurant. Our food is priced just right and our food prices are very competitive with all of the local mexican restaurants on island. We hope you can give us a try again in the future. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$9 - US$20
Cuisine
Mexican, Southwestern
Meals
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, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 21:00
Monday
08:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 21:00
Thursday
08:00 - 01:30
Friday
08:00 - 22:00
Saturday
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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