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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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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
wonderful food but a little hard to catch

In a 12 day trip to Kauai we went here four times, once outside the open hours, once during open hours and they were nowhere to be found, and twice where we actually got to eat something. SO glad we tried again and gave them another chance. I had their fish tacos and they were wonderful, and the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 10, 2015
Tyler M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

In a 12 day trip to Kauai we went here four times, once outside the open hours, once during open hours and they were nowhere to be found, and twice where we actually got to eat something. SO glad we tried again and gave them another chance. I had their fish tacos and they were wonderful, and the second time... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

liked it lots. We ate there just north of Kapaa. The fish was cooked very well and the service was friendly.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

We stopped at this place on a whim and were so glad we did. Fresh corn tortillas, carnitas with just the right amount of crisp, and a tasty green sauce ... I'm drooling just thinking about it. Lunch for four adults and a child ran to around $60, pretty reasonable by island standards. Bonus: they serve Mexican coke!

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Don't get it confused with Island Taco, which we happened to like a lot more. Both are good though. you can stop on the way back from the beach even if you are still wet and sandy ;-)

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

Tried this place after hearing about it from someone we hired. Food was great and prices reasonable. This was the Kapa'a location

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Valley Center, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 via mobile

On the way back from Waimea Canyon, my wife and I spotted Paco's Tacos and decided to give it a try. And we both were very glad that we did. Andy served up the best carnitas quesadilla I can ever recall having, along with a tasty carnitas taco. Yum Yum! The flan for dessert was authentic, not the usual pudding... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

We ate at this road side taco stand after visiting Waimea Canyon. It was the absolute best!!!!!!!!!!

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North Bend, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Paco's has a great location next to the highway outside of Hanapepe town so it caught our eye on the way from the airport to the Inn at Waimea. Despite the sticker shock of $6 per taco, we ordered 3 fish tacos and they were totally worth the price - very fresh sauteed or grilled fish with shredded cabbage, pico... More 

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Buderim, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

We loved the colour and vibe of this place - tacos were good but we ordered a plate of corn chips and guac and at over $9 I expected it to be huge - our kids were fighting over a tiny pile of guacamole. Tacos were good although higher than I have paid - but byo avacados.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Holy god this place was good. Hit it on our way back from a hike in Waimea. Late lunch, so we just wanted a snack to take the edge off before dinner. I should have scrapped dinner plans and just eaten as much as could here. Had a quesadilla and my kids had tacos. Everything was superb. Planning on hitting... More 

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

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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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