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Pat's Taqueria

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Hanalei Pier, Black Pot Beach Park, Hanalei, Kauai, HI
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Families with children

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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
Awesome Tacos!

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 18, 2015
Kelly B
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Princeville, Hawaii, United States
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  • Families with children
  • Lunch
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Princeville, Hawaii, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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65 reviews 65 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
202 helpful votes 202 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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70 reviews 70 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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26 helpful votes 26 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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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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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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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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44 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • 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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