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Pat's Taqueria

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Hanalei Pier, Black Pot Beach Park, Hanalei, Kauai, HI
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Knoxville, Tennessee
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24 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had two tacos (carne asada and fish for $5 each) plus red beans and rice for lunch. The tacos were seasoned perfectly and tasted delicious. They are on the small side. The beans and rice were also delicious and plentiful for only $2. The truck is near Hanalei Pier. Well worth a visit but only open for lunch, 12-3.

Thank George P
Detroit, Michigan
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We searched this out on recommendations and were thoroughly delighted with the experience. We did the truck outside the pier at Hanalei beach and had both fish and carnitas tacos...........the best...I would have driven back there again from Lihue had we not been exhausted form our day trips around the island. If you make it to Hanalei this is a... More 

Thank Cherise C
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2016

If you are going to the Hanalei Pier, you must have lunch at Pat's. Yes, it's just a taco truck with a minimal menu but it's amazing food. Perfect for a day at the beach.

Thank Sharon W
Highlands Ranch, Colorado
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88 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 11, 2016 via mobile

Some friends brought us here a few years ago. Some excellent tacos located at the end of the Hanalei pier. We had the carne Asada and pulled pork. Very generous portion consumed at one of the most beautiful places on Earth. $5 per taco. Cash only.

Thank WallyJan80126
Zurich, Switzerland
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 5, 2016 via mobile

This might be the best thing to eat in Hanalei. They are open 12 to 3 right next to the Hanalei pier. I had the fish, pork and beef tacos. All were tasty, but the fish taco was superb. Thoughtful people cooking thoughtful food. Check them out.

Thank dewey84
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 20, 2016

This is one of my daughter's favorite places to eat. She lives on Kauai, so she knows the best places. Food is made fresh to your order and priced for the locals. Let's face it, it ain't cheap on the islands! Serving size doesn't leave you room for more, even though you wish you could eat another one.

Thank Ladybugz R
Littleton, Colorado
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43 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 23, 2016 via mobile

The best pork taco on this island. There is also a great jalepeno quesadilla. Make sure you get there at the right time, only open from 12-3... Then take a nice dive off the pier, about 10 feet deep. Kids and adults loved it.

Thank red200311
Butte, Montana
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 21, 2016 via mobile

One word: yum. Pretty quick service, even when there is a long line. Tacos are fresh and fabulous. They're only open from 12-3, so don't wait!

Thank Buttetravelers2
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 5, 2016

Simply prepared, very fresh tacos aand burritos in this food truck, parked at Hanalei pier. We always get the fish tacos,but they have meat as well. This is a real treat.

Thank nippnsc
Durango, Colorado
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53 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 22, 2016

Grab some of the islands best tacos and head to the beach to eat at picnic tables under the palm trees. I had a carne asada taco and a fish taco made with the freshest island fish. Be sure to get there early as once the sell out they are done for the day. Super yum! Nice staff -friendly folks.

Thank mtnseastar

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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
Mexican, Fast Food
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Hanalei Pier, Black Pot Beach Park, Hanalei, Kauai, HI
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai  >  Hanalei

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