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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
Terrific Tacos

Best fish tacos on Kauai. They are a little smaller than many, but were served on corn tortillas (rather than the usual flour tortillas we found in most places) and were really, really tasty.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Best fish tacos on Kauai. They are a little smaller than many, but were served on corn tortillas (rather than the usual flour tortillas we found in most places) and were really, really tasty.

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Redding, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Ono Tacos! What else is there to say? You can have them grilled or Baja style (battered and fried). I ordered the three taco combo and it was way too much, but super cheap (I think around $12).

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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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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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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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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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