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Mariachi's Authentic Mexican Restaurant

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Mexican, Southwestern
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3501 Rice St, #205 in the Harbor Mall, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766-1765
+1 808-246-1570
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08:00 - 22:00
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Hours:
Sun - Wed 08:00 - 21:00
Thu 08:00 - 01:30
Fri - Sat 08:00 - 22:00
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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 4 days ago NEW

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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96 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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
Kauai, Hawaii
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63 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had dinner here recently. We also ordered a pitcher of margaritas. Both the food and the drink were good, but not outstanding. The restaurant is located upstairs and is mostly outdoors, looking over Rice Street. The ambiance is OK and it's nice to be able to eat outdoors. Kauai is not known for great Mexican food, but this place... More 

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Thank 2KauaiGuys
southern california
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54 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ate our first meal in Kauai at Mariachi's. Nice view, friendly people, happy hour from 2 - 6 with a nice selection of food and drinks. We had the nacho's, quesadilla and taquitos, yum. The nacho's were my favorite, firm chips, good guac, lots of cheese and beans. Happy hour house margarita's are tasty, but not strong.

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

Thank you so much for visiting us! We greatly appreciate the compliments about the food and the views from our breezy terrace. We hope to see you again! More 

Venice, Florida
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We decided on Mexican for a break from resort food. The taco salad, tacos and enchilada "looked" fine but the taste was disappointing. The ground beef was bland and without any distinguishing flavor. The service was warm, inviting and fast.

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Thank Dale R
Murrieta, California
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845 reviews
251 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had lunch here, service was superb, food was served rapidly and was very hot. Do not expect East LA quality Mexican food, but for the island, it is the best I have found. We had the pick 2 daily special, and Chili Verde enchilada w/1 house marg. $37.24 before tip out the door.

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

Thank you so much for visiting us! We are happy to read tha tyou guys enjoyed the chili verde enchilada and our house margarita! Yum! : ) More 

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53 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My daughter and I stopped in for lunch while driving around the island. It's on the back side of a small shopping center. You're probably wondering why eat mexican food when you're in Hawaii? Well, because we were hungry and it was right there. We went in, not expecting much at all. We decided to start off by sharing a... More 

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

Aloha Christina! Thank you so much for visiting us! We try our best to cook with fresh ingredients and we are very happy to read that you guys enjoyed our flavors. We hope you can come back to try our breakfast specials! More 

Palm Springs, California
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87 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place needs a overhaul of the important things such as Chips and salsa Happy hour items are lacking flavor . Just in need of flavor testing the menu items in general . I understand rent is high in Kauai but get the place full of patrons by great tasting food . I was looking forward to to great Mexican... More 

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

Aloha David, Our chips and salsa are made from scratch daily and most of our customers enjoy the flavors of our food. We greatly apologize if you did not enjoy our food variety, but we hope you can give us a try in the future. More 

Eaton, Colorado
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78 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wife and I were craving Mexican food. We were raised in Texas so we love good Mexican food. This satisfied our craving but unfortunately it was just so so Mexican food. Fun place to eat nachos and people watch.

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Thank JIm52833401
Mariachis K, Manager at Mariachi's Authentic Mexican Restaurant, responded to this review

Aloha, We thank you for visiting our restaurant located in Lihue. We look forward to seeing you again! More 

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68 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

This a standard Mexican restaurant without anything else. Nothing special. We took some Mexican food. Nothing we have to order next time....

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Thank Uwe H

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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
Cheap Eats, Groups, 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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