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Paco's Tacos Authentic Mexican Food

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4505 Puolo Rd, Hanapepe, Kauai, HI 96716
(808) 335-0454
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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
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
I Want More Now!!

I am happy (and slightly embarrassed) to report that I went to Paco's Taco's twice when I was on Kauai, and both times were delicious!! My family and I all had an assortment of different tacos that we all shared, and the fish taco and shrimp taco were the best (although I can safely say that you... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

I am happy (and slightly embarrassed) to report that I went to Paco's Taco's twice when I was on Kauai, and both times were delicious!! My family and I all had an assortment of different tacos that we all shared, and the fish taco and shrimp taco were the best (although I can safely say that you really can't go... More 

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Limone sul Garda, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

We stopped there on a positive vibe I had.we took one burrito con pescado y un taco con carnitas y una orchada para beber.everything fresh and good balanced,really yummy.tomorrow will drive Bach from kalaheo extra for a house made tamales(como una empanada Argentina ).reccomended.

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Hendersonville, North Carolina
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

I wanted to like this place -- it is painted in such cute colors. There is no place to sit inside, just three picnic tables outside. We both had fish tacos, which were small for $6.25. No fountain drinks and I asked for a cup with ice for my drink, but wasnt able to get it. I am not sure... More 

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Seal Beach, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

Every trip to Kauai involves a trek from Hanalei on the far North and often rainy, to sunny Hanapepe for a great Mexican informal lunch at Paco's and a hour at the TAlk Story bookstore. Next door is a Lappert's ice cream for desert. Lots of art gallery's , Hawaiiana, jewelry stores in Hanapepe. Nice way to spend the afternoon.

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

We like tacos, a lot. So we had tacos several times throughout our trip to Kauai, from places on the North shore and in Kapaa and Lihue. These were BY FAR the best tacos and mexican food we had on the island. We came back several times. Service was friendly and food was ready quite quickly. Everything was fresh and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

My favourites are the fish tacos and the shrimp tacos. My friends and I have been stopping in for the past couple of years during our Kauai time so we're branching out now and can also telll you the chile rellenos are tops as well as the fish quesadillas and tamale specials. Definitely try the salsas both the verde and... More 

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Victoria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

I had a fish and a pork together a drink. The fish taco was Mahi Mahi and very fresh. The pork was the treat of the day.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Just what we needed after a hike - so fresh, fast and good! Wish we had more time to visit again. The fish taco was excellent

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Seattle
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31 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014 via mobile

We sampled tacos all over the island - most were pretty tasty, but we always found a way to return to Paco's. Whether it was carnitas tacos, fish tacos or the taco bowls, it was simply delicious each time. Fresh ingredients & a big smile from the duo in the kitchen ensured that we were in for a great meal.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We discovered Paco's Tacos our first day in Kauai, thanks to TripAdvisor! The tacos we ordered were delicious. I ordered two fish tacos, and my husband ordered two carnitas tacos. We both thought the tacos were fantastic, and we will definitely be going back while we are on the island!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4505 Puolo Rd, Hanapepe, Kauai, HI 96716
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai  >  Hanapepe
  • Phone Number: (808) 335-0454

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

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