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Paco's Tacos

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4141 S Centinela Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90066-4908
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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Los Angeles, California, United States
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25 reviews
15 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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72 reviews
49 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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28 reviews
17 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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272 reviews
172 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 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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39 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 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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309 reviews
174 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 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
San Diego, California
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91 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 19, 2016 via mobile

You'll love this local hole in the wall. Located in a busy street with limited parking but always packed. Good food, good service and something for nearly everyone. As a vegan I had to modify my tostada but the result was terrific. The addition of radish and jicama was unexpected and delightful and the guacamole was pure and authentic (no... More 

Thank caliartist
Brookline, Massachusetts
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2016

This restaurant is perfectly adequate. The food was acceptable, the portion size was fine, and the quality was there. But it wasn't anything exciting to write home about. You'll be fine if you go here, but don't expect a memorable experience.

Thank ScoutMolly
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39 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2015

Had dinner here today. Had margaritas and the All Pork Burrito with Carnitas. The margaritas were very good but pricey at over $7.00 each. The burrito was tasty but I forgot to ask for cheese on it. It came dry with no sauce so I dumped salsa over it so it wasn't so dry. Ordered a side of flour tortillas... More 

Thank Jeffrey L
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2015 via mobile

Nothing too fancy but always good been coming here for many years. I always look forward to the fresh made tortillas.

Thank Timothy T

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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
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Large groups
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: 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?