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Hanalei Pier, Black Pot Beach Park, Hanalei, Kauai, HI
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Berkeley, California
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31 reviews 31 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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72 reviews 72 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
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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52 reviews 52 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
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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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Sadly we only got to try the jalapeno cream cheese quesadillas, which were tasty. When we went back to try the tacos and burritos we were told it was cash only (the first trip we just happened to use cash without knowing it was cash only), which we did not have enough for, so we had to pass. It is... More 

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Vista
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74 reviews 74 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

This is a tiny truck turning out some amazing tacos and burritos. Small menu - totally off the hook. Recommend the pork anything - tacos or burritos. The pork is shredded and I wish I could have had a pile of it with a great beer. These are juicy things so lean over or you will have juice all over... More 

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Memphis, Tennessee
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117 reviews 117 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 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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Address: Hanalei Pier, Black Pot Beach Park, Hanalei, Kauai, HI
Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai  >  Hanalei
Cuisine: Mexican

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