after living in vegas and nyc, i have come to sad conclusion that the mexican food here is severely lacking. a native mexican i met also bemoaned the dearth of good comida on island.
i used to enjoy azteca, but their prices are now ridiculously inflated.
i didn't like jose's much.
i wasn't impressed by mexico on school street and they are expensive.
quinteros closed, but they weren't that good at all anyway.
el burrito on piikoi is ok.
el mariachi in kaneohe is alright.
toritos in market city is really pricy and i was really disappointed.
i have yet to try the restaurant in manoa marketplace which had a good writeup in the paper awhile back. they're supposed to have authentic dishes in addition to the usual. they also have a sister store on the windward side.