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4141 S Centinela Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90066-4908 (Venice / Beach Areas)
310-391-9616
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Ranked #96 of 8,570 Restaurants in Los Angeles
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $20
Hours:
Sun 10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Mexican
Neighborhood: Venice / Beach Areas
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night
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English first
USA
Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Great place and great, authentic food! A bit trendy due to its location, peak hours will find you looking for parking and waiting for a table. If you have some extra time to plan, you can get effectively the same food at the Westchester location which has a much larger dining room and a bar too.

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Culver City
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

In an area of Mexican choices, this one stands out with experience in pleasing its customers. The food is well prepared and tasty with numerous choices.

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Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

If you want a real LA experience with excellent food and drink--and superb service this is your place. The décor is totally entertaining and it is always lively here. There are women making the tortillas by hand and they are served warm--they melt in your mouth. The drinks are always generous and delicious. The food is typical of Mexican-LA restaurants,... More

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sydney
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

We have been here a few times while on an LA stopover. Its so yummy and inviting and good for kiddos and exactly what you want. Margaritas are good and chips and salsa are exactly how you want them... constantly being refilled! Will go again next time I am in LA!

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Union, New Jersey
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

I was in Los Angeles in June 2014. I eat at both Paco's Tacos restaurants. My favorite food there has to be the warm tortillas and salsa. I could not stop my self from eating the entire bowl. The hard shell beef and chicken tacos are great. They use real chicken and real shredded beef. Real authentic Mexican food.

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Boston
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84 reviews 84 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

This is a great Mexican restaurant-very simple decor and menu but food is excellent. Place can get very crowded on weekends-we ordered takeout but the wait on Saturday night when we were there was 40+ minutes. And parking can be a challenge on Centinela, but you can find spots on side streets.

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San Diego, California
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Used to go here all the time, and love to go back when visiting LA. Took some friends/family recently. Can you be impressed with a simple mexican food restaurant...you sure can! I've seen great reviews over the years, and they deserve it. Decore is a little 'cheezy', but barely worth noting.

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san francisco
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124 reviews 124 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

Started going here 30 years ago. It is exactly the same inside as it was 30 years ago- don't mess with a great thing. The food in my opinion is great and just what I want from a LA Mexican restaurant. The locals eat here and love it. Parking is quite rare- just look around the neighborhood for a spot.... More

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Seattle, Washington
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

Went to Paco's way back in the early 1990's. Many of the same staff are still there after all these years. The food is always great. We try to get next to the aquarium on the far side. You might wait for some time if you get there after 6:30pm but it is all worth it. If you do wait... More

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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33 reviews 33 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

Best tacos i have had in the US. The dishes, tortillas, atmosphere, seasoning, service, all made me feel back to my beloved Mexico! To my mexican friends, if you want hand made flour tortillas, those are GLORY!

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