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Pat's Taqueria

Hanalei Pier, Black Pot Beach Park, Hanalei, Kauai, HI
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Ranked #3 of 35 Restaurants in Hanalei
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Mexican
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch
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Memphis, Tennessee
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98 reviews 98 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 via mobile

loved it!!! fresh fish, great tortillas, slaw, rice, beans and special 'secret" aioli sauce/dressing no indoor place - be advised!! a few picnic tables and some great hot sauce is all that's provided limited menu rice and beans, tacos, burritos, drinks.... but heavenly delicious and fresh!!

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Kansas City
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

After a week in Kauai, my Top 5 Favorite Things About the Island List includes Pat's Taqueria. We enjoyed the experience immensely, visiting multiple times and even whining a little on the day Pat's was closed. At the time of our visit (September 2014), they were open noon to 3 PM, Monday through Saturday. At the suggestion of Food &... More

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Brooklyn, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

The best grub after a long surf session. The pork tacos and jalapeno quesadillas are not to be missed.

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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

What a find!! Growing up in North County San Diego offers a person a tremendous amount of opportunities in a vast amount of areas. Mexican food is one of those areas. In my vast knowledge of incredible, fantastic , outstanding Mexican food Pat makes absolutely the best tacos that I have ever tasted, peroid!!! I am using a very high... More

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Houston, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Visited on our first day in the Princeville area after reading reviews. Shared the fish and the pork tacos. Sat on a picnic table by the Hanalei River by the sign warning of the polluted water in the river! Was a nice view, then walked the beach pier. I recommend it but it's not "gourmet". Kilhaua Fish Market is better.

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Brisbane
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52 reviews 52 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

We stumbled on this place when we are at the beach and were a bit worried about whether the food would be 'safe' because it is just a silver caravan. The food was excellent, nice and spicy and more than safe. We came back again a few days later it was so good.

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Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Good food truck. Lady taking payment was a little unpleasant. Would recommend Al Pastor before this though when traveling back from Princeville however was still good.

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Laguna Beach, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Whenever we are at Hanalei Pier we have lunch at Pat's. We love everything on the menu with the Kalua Pork and Carne Asada burritos as 2 favorites. You can go a week at Hanalei Pier by just mixing up different combinations at Pat's.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Having always stayed near the pier on kauai vacations, I've been here numerous times. Food is consistently good and hits the spot after a day of water activities on the bay. Only open from 12-3 and is the only food option near the pier.

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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

After you take a jump off the Hanalei Pier (make sure it's high tide!) you have earned your fish taco from Pat's. We searched for this truck 2 years ago and Pat must have been having his day at the beach. Worth the wait. Delicious, fresh fish with perfectly cooked taco shells and a side of rice and beans were... More

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