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Paco's Tacos Authentic Mexican Food

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Mexican, Southwestern
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4505 Puolo Rd, Hanapepe, Kauai, HI 96716
(808) 335-0454
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Whangarei
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36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This wee roadside stall holds a great range of delicious menu items to choose from. We grabbed dinner here as we were passing. We often find US restaurant meals way too big for us, so this was a great option with a wide menu to choose from and portion sizes were spot on. I had a vege tortilla which was... More 

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Kekaha
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The beef enchilada plate is bomb. The provided sauce (red bottle) is unreal. Highly recommend....! Also, I highly recommend the steak nachos!

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Thank NaPaliExperience
Dixon, California
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped here to re-fuel after hiking Waipoo falls in Waimea Canyon. The fish tacos rocked! The pork plate was pretty good. Stop by Lappert's Ice cream ( next door) for dessert.

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Thank Tony T
Riceville, Tennessee
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34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

This place is worth a stop; it's very quick and convenient for road trippers. The fish tacos aren't the best on the island, but they were pretty good. We loved the chips but didn't really like the pico de gallo that came with them. The location we went to was simply a food truck with an outdoor dining area. If... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

The fresh fish tacos are excellent, but I (personally) wasn't crazy about the rice and beans, but that really isn't what the place is about--it's about the fish tacos. Get those. I had one fish and one shrimp taco, and both were excellent and well priced. (Afterwards, head next door to Lapperts Ice Cream to complete the meal!)

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Thank Jill D
dallas, texas
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13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

Stopped by on our way from the airport to the hotel - got the fish tacos to go. They were so good, we popped by a few nights later. Highly recommend.

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Thank takemeaway2
Portland, OR
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36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

Don't blink you'll miss it going by. It's food cart size box that offers the staple Mexican fare. Average sauces, yet the fish tacos were good. Enchilada was passable. Cheap eats and you don't have to stuff yourself with a whole platter. Plenty of one item foods to choose from. Add beans and rice if you want. There was a... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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53 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016

My husband and I stopped here for lunch after snorkeling at Salt Ponds County Park. We tried the carnets, carne asada and fish tacos. All were good. We'd definitely go back.

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Thank Forresterpdx
Hradec Králové, Kralovehradecky Kraj, Czech Republic
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49 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2016

I read some positive reviews about this place. I can recommend it. Suitable for lunch or snack. Kind staff, clean restaurant, quick preparation. We had veggie tortilla and steak enchiladas. Value for money you paid. Nice mexican point in Kauai island.

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Thank Ondřej M
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36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2016

The tacos were good when I visited in 2014. However, I was back again last month and I chose to explore other restaurants rather than return to Paco's Tacos.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Mexican, Southwestern
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4505 Puolo Rd, Hanapepe, Kauai, HI 96716
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai  >  Hanapepe
  • Phone Number: (808) 335-0454

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