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Taco's El Unico

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Taco's El Unico
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75-5729 Alii Dr Ste T103, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-1756
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75-5729 Alii Dr Ste T103, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-1756
(808) 326-4033
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Awesome Mexican Food

When I'm craving Mexican food and I mean homemade Mexican food I like to go here. There taco's are fresh and so is all the vegetables. It's a hole in the wall and that's one of the best thing's I love about this place. I like to order the chorizo torta. Soft baked bread stuffed with chorizo... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 17, 2014
Mahealani S
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

When I'm craving Mexican food and I mean homemade Mexican food I like to go here. There taco's are fresh and so is all the vegetables. It's a hole in the wall and that's one of the best thing's I love about this place. I like to order the chorizo torta. Soft baked bread stuffed with chorizo. YUM......

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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2013 via mobile

My spouse and I both had the taco platter - 3 tacos (had chicken and carnitas) with rice and beans. It was so good we went back twice more. Tacos were tasty and tortillas were handmade. I dont even like refried beans normally, but they were delicious. The best part - hands down - is the green tomatillo salsa. Ask... More 

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Irvine, California
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51 reviews 51 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013

Like previous posters i am from so california and was a little apprehensive about getting Mexican Food in Hawaii. I was pleasantly surprised. I had the chicken nachos. Price was good and food was very good. I also had a quesadilla. After a few days in Kona i was tired of sushi so this was a nice break. I would... More 

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013 via mobile

We had the albondigas soup, chile verde and Quesadilla. They were all very good. Our kids loved Pancho, the parrot.

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Tucson
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57 reviews 57 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

This restaurant seemed to get good reviews when I was looking for Mexican Food in Kona. Having lived from Texas to LA, but mostly in AZ/NM, I have sampled a LOT of Mexican Food. It's all different, so I don't try to compare restaurants. What I am looking for is: Is it tasty? Yes, Taco's El Unico is very tasty.... More 

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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2013

Yeah, it's hard to find but sometimes that's a good thing. No crowds constantly walking by. Love the outdoor seating. We go for breakfasts all the time. The best machaca and chorizzo since Mexico. And hand made tortillas to boot! Parking can be tricky. We often park down the street for the free parking and walk down.

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Captain Cook, Hawaii, United States
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65 reviews 65 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012

If you're not familiar with the area, this out-of-the-way place is hard to find. It's located at the back of the Kona Marketplace across from the Hideaway Bar, occupying the space the ice cream shop had under the old movie theater. It's not so pretty to look at and unless you know where to park, you're going to pay. That... More 

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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012

I've seen horse stalls cleaner than this place. Overpriced and terrible food. Kona needs a good Mexican food establishment...this is not it.

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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2012

Very good food. As we speak my hubby is going back for more! Lol. He got 8 tacos n I got a taco salad with lengua which was outstanding aside from the cold shell. It's a tad hard to find,but worth the search.i will definitely come back during our trip.

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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2012

U can order in Spanish... Everywhere else is twice as expensive & not half as good... try the sopes, they're like little mexican pizzas/tostadas...$7

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 75-5729 Alii Dr Ste T103, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-1756
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Kailua-Kona
  • Phone Number: (808) 326-4033

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

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