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Paco's Tacos

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4141 S Centinela Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90066-4908
+1 310-391-9616
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun 10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Newburgh, New York
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a great restaurant. The food was delicious. The service was fast. Best margarita!!!!! The star was friendly and responsive as well.

Thank GFJames
Dallas, Texas
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96 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 19, 2017

This is a very small venue with limited seating, but they food is great. Tacos are reasonably priced with traditional meat varieties you won't find at chain restaurants. If you don't like spicy foods, ask before ordering. The Camerones de Diablo (Devil Shrimp) were some of the spiciest we have ever had.

Thank AdrockDallas
Sparta, NJ
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017

This smallish restaurant always has a line, but is well worth the wait. Their menu has many traditional dishes that are delicious. One of my favorite dishes is their squid filet lightly fried and covered in butter, garlic, and I think wine. Their homemade tortillas are available in both flour and corn. Women sit behind a stone table rolling them... More 

Thank James C
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 10, 2016

Local restaurant, great food. Huge portions. Have been here many times, walk in and wait for your table, usually under 20 minutes. Not fancy, but very tasty Mexican dishes, lots of variety. Tacos, burritos, salads, refried beans etc. Yummy!! Good service, family atmosphere.

Thank Caya50
Los Angeles, California, United States
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016

Paco's Tacos on Centinela Ave always has a line out front and for good reason. Yesterday I was craving huevos rancheros for breakfast and found myself near Pacos. It can be difficult to park but worth going around the corner a few times. The food is great, there is a woman making homemade tortillas, fish tanks with tropical fish, crazy... More 

Thank Cheryl K
Los Angeles, California
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77 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016

This place i believe is the oriignal Paco's there is another on Manchester in Los Angeles. I think i like the one on Manchester better. Its a bigger place more people more noise but i feel like the food is better and the service is better.

Thank dqueen1
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30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 2016

Paco's has been around forever. My favorite thing is the freshly made tortillas...nothing can beat them! The first thing you see is the woman grinding the masa and the tortillas on the grill - so good! The menu is basic - and the have a bar. The downside is the parking- or the lack of. If you get lucky with... More 

Thank nu2tech
Dallas texas
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295 reviews
185 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 11, 2016

Ok, maybe Tex-Mex has ruined me but although this was a cute place, the food was bland and seemed over cooked. The waitress wasn't very personable; however, the fellow who bused the table was charming! Standouts were chips and the fresh flour tortillas. Everything else just blended in together-no real distinct tastes. If the salsa had been spicy, that would... More 

Thank eeplebneesta
Los Angeles, California
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40 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 30, 2016

I've been going to Paco's for years; 3-4 times a year and lately it just hasn't been the same. Food is on the "quiet" side. Usually we go with friends so the pitchers of margaritas and the never ending buckets of chips are always good - in fact the highlight of our visits. When it comes to the food (with... More 

Thank LovetoTravel202
Marina del Rey, California
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324 reviews
184 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2016

Paco's Tacos is great Mexican food. The restaurant has been around a long time and is not updated, but it is clean and the seating is comfortable. You can also order food to go. The menu has enough offerings for anyone to find something they will love. Their flour and corn tortillas are made right there and arrive hot at... More 

Thank Elizabeth L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Mexican, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Parking Available, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4141 S Centinela Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90066-4908
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > Westside
  • Neighborhood: Westside
  • Phone Number: +1 310-391-9616

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?