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“Very Good Experience” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Paco's Restaurant

Paco's Restaurant
435 Main St, Woodland, CA 95695
(530) 669-7946
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Ranked #12 of 122 Restaurants in Woodland
Cuisines: Mexican
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Very Good Experience”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

Paco’s had some great authentic Mexican food that was served well and the ambiance was clever and appealing. The restaurant was a former bank with large, marble pillars out front and marble floor in the entryway, enormous safety deposit box doors that greet you when you enter and hide a small area where they prepare the salsa and chips, and a welcoming dining area that is pleasant to view. The food seemed fresh and was very tasty but my frozen margarita fell flat. I chose the seafood soup with a side of guacamole (the soup was called the “Marina” I belive?) and it was various types of seafood (scallops, clams, octopus, fish and crab) served in a bowl with a nice vegetable broth, a side of tortillas of choice (I chose corn) and a small plate of jalapenos, red onion, cilantro and lime. I couldn’t tell if any of the seafood was frozen or if the octopus was canned but it tasted fresh and I ate every bite. The guacamole was also very good but maybe could of used a bit more seasoning and the regular salsa was slightly bland. The chips were very tasty but the margarita was served with a cheaper type of tequila (I had a choice of either tequila or rum and topped with whipped cream…I made the mistake of choosing the whipped cream…not a good mix with tequila). All in all – a pleasant experience and I would certainly return

  • Visited December 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Sacramento
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“Excellent food reasonably priced”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

We stopped in for lunch and enjoyed the "build your own burrito" selection. The Al Pastor was real good and the carnitas too. The flan was outstanding. Interesting piece of history in the old bank too.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Fab food in Woodland”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013 via mobile

I loved the flavors. Enjoyed the build your own burrito. Service was impeccable. We were graciously greeted and we were vowed by the old bank feeling. It also felt like a ball room perfect for big parties.

Would be back soon

  • Visited November 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Pine Grove, California
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“Almost Best”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

Love the unusual atmosphere (It was once a bank and much of the bank has been retained).

The food is good, but there is a far better Mexican place in town when it comes to tasty food (Maria's Cantina - which I have reviewed elsewhere).

Visited September 2013
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Woodland, California
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“Build your own burrito=YUM”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

I LOVE this place. My "usual" is a build your own burrito: wheat tortilla, pork carnitas, beans, guacamole, sour cream and onions topped with a creamy ranchero sauce. It has been perfect and delicious every time and I have been going here for years. Beyond that, I've never had anything bad here: shrimp tacos, fish tacos, shredded beef tacos, salads and soups -- delicious! Added bonus? The restaurant is housed in an old bank. The chips and salsa sation is lodged in the old vault. YUM. Definitely recommend. Prices are reasonable.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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