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Pat's Taqueria

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Hanalei Pier, Black Pot Beach Park, Hanalei, Kauai, HI
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Dining options: Lunch

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Messy & Good

Rainy misty day (not good) parking places available and no lines ( good). We had the pork tacos; a juicy, greasy mess-they were great! Then tried the fish tacos- blue marlin- they might have been messier; they were great. Would have been hard to pick a favorite.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 14, 2015
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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Rainy misty day (not good) parking places available and no lines ( good). We had the pork tacos; a juicy, greasy mess-they were great! Then tried the fish tacos- blue marlin- they might have been messier; they were great. Would have been hard to pick a favorite.

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Hudson, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

We were thrilled to encounter this food truck taco stand as we believe that some of the best food comes out of small spaces! The number of people waiting to order also attracted us and the wait was worth it. We ordered the pork taco and the carne asada taco......add a little hot sauce and you have a great lunch... More 

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Princeville, Hawaii, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

This taco truck at Black Pot beach in Hanalei is yummy! They serve fish, carne, and pork tacos and burritos. Have had everything here and it everything is fresh and delicious! It is only open from noon to 3pm and is popular with locals & tourists alike. Cash only.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Pork burritos we had at Pat's were really disappointing. It's a massive portion, but very dry with too much rice and lacking any flavor.

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Denali National Park and Preserve, Alaska
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 201 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

During our weeklong stay in Hanalei we had lunch at this food truck several times, and tried the fish & carne asada tacos and the steak burritos - everything tasted fantastic. From the first bite on, it was obvious that there was a real chef behind the recipes; the flavors were complex and spot on, the meat and fish tender... More 

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Berkeley, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

I am a big fan of food trucks, love Mexican food, and so when I read the positive reviews of this place, and we had walked the beach Hanalei just before lunch, I had to give it a try. I thought all of the food was good, but there were certain things “lacking”, and although I would go back, I... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

We spent a week an a half in Princeville and had several lunches at Pat's Taqueria. The soft tacos are delicious!! It makes me want to go back. All of the tacos are great, but I found the pork to be a bit on the salty side. The fish and beef are both wonderful. It's a great beach lunch. Do... More 

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West Menlo Park, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Pat's Taco Truck in the main parking lot on Hanalei Beach is a great find. Five bucks a taco. They have a couple of tables to sit at, or you can take them back to your place. Only open at lunch so get there early!

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Cary NC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

Don't expect atmosphere just good food--it's a food truck at the beach--not sure about the sanitation grade, but who cares!

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New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

My number 1 place for lunch in Hanalei is this small food truck (usually parked near Halalei Bay beach) serving excellent tacos as well as quesadillas and burritos. Grab your food and walk to the beach or sit at a picnic table nearby. I recommend the fish and pork tacos. Delicious. The truck does not sell alcohol so bring your... More 

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Address: Hanalei Pier, Black Pot Beach Park, Hanalei, Kauai, HI
Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai  >  Hanalei
Cuisine: Mexican

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  • Address: Hanalei Pier, Black Pot Beach Park, Hanalei, Kauai, HI
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai  >  Hanalei

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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