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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
Maybe the best food on Kauai. . .

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
yankeeclipper555
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Boston, Massachusetts
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

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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oswego
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Near the port so good quick lunch before boatride. Sitting outside on roadway. Mahi tacos were good.

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3 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

I went back to Paco's Tacos because I just loved it the last time I visited. This time, wasn't quite as happy. The food quality was great, but my 13 year old son dropped his $6 taco (he had meat only, no toppings) while taking it off the counter and I had to pay $4 to replace it. It was... More 

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6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

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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64 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
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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46 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015 via mobile

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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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
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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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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