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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
Freshest Fish Tacos on the Island

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 2, 2015
DiveGirl2014
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North Bend, Washington
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North Bend, Washington
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71 reviews 71 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
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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12 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
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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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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Canada
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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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Boston, Massachusetts
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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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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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71 helpful votes 71 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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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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