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Paco's Tacos

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4141 S Centinela Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90066-4908
310-391-9616
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10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 45
    Excellent
  • 27
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Real authentic Mexican restuarant

Had dinner here today. Had margaritas and the All Pork Burrito with Carnitas. The margaritas were very good but pricey at over $7.00 each. The burrito was tasty but I forgot to ask for cheese on it. It came dry with no sauce so I dumped salsa over it so it wasn't so dry. Ordered a side of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
Jeffrey L
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Brookline, Massachusetts
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant is perfectly adequate. The food was acceptable, the portion size was fine, and the quality was there. But it wasn't anything exciting to write home about. You'll be fine if you go here, but don't expect a memorable experience.

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Thank ScoutMolly
Level Contributor
14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

Had dinner here today. Had margaritas and the All Pork Burrito with Carnitas. The margaritas were very good but pricey at over $7.00 each. The burrito was tasty but I forgot to ask for cheese on it. It came dry with no sauce so I dumped salsa over it so it wasn't so dry. Ordered a side of flour tortillas... More 

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Thank Jeffrey L
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015 via mobile

Nothing too fancy but always good been coming here for many years. I always look forward to the fresh made tortillas.

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Thank Timothy T
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

I have been visiting LA for twenty years. Pacos is a must every single time I visit. Obviously, the tacos are delicious. This is my favorite restaurant I have ever found in LA!!!

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Thank Joaquin G
Marina del Rey, California
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122 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

The process starts when you try to park (no valet). The alley adjacent to the restaurant is for the restaurant next door and they watch their spots like a hawk and will tow you. I drove around the block a few times and found a spot on the street. Then you stand in line because they don’t take reservation. This... More 

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Thank dwalker43
Thousand Oaks, California
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47 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Go old school at Paco's and order off the menu. The photo shows the Steak De Tampico. Fresh tortillas are awesome, Chile Rellenos, Fish Tacos, enchiladas or tamales, you really can't go wrong. Then you add the tasty beverages and you have an afternoon. Enjoy. Note the parking sucks. You need to drive down the residential streets to get a... More 

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Thank Coverts
texas
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48 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

this is a very good option for Mexican food in LA. they serve large portions and it tastes good. I had the chimichanga and taco meal and outside of missing a little spice/heat it was delicious. I would definitely go again. another plus is they have very quick service.

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Thank atxgrl79
Los Angeles
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

I don't understand the hype. The wait time is horrible. The food is soso and a bit pricey. I wouldn't go back.

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Thank mysterioustraveler90
Big Sky, Montana
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74 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

My parents came here when they first got married and they always went there on dates so they took me to reminisce about their old life. I can see now why they came here so often and raved about it so much. There is a lady in the middle of the restaurant who's job is to solely make fresh tortillas... More 

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Thank Shivam P
Chatham, New Jersey
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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

This is a no frills hole in the wall place. The food is authentic, tasty and very well priced. Be sure to go early to get a table as it is VERY popular on weekends. Go there and order the burrito, the portion size is generous to say the least!

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Thank Charles4564

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4141 S Centinela Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90066-4908
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > Westside
  • Neighborhood: Westside
  • Phone Number: 310-391-9616

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?