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Paco's Tacos Authentic Mexican Food

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4505 Puolo Rd, Hanapepe, Kauai, HI 96716
+1 808-335-0454
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I was shocked to find this little place run by folks from Mexico. There are picnic tables but no dining room. My fish quesadillas were excellent and my wife praised the cerviche. A real gem if you can tolerate the picnic style ambiance.

Thank Marc F
Dallas, TX
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35 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you are a taco lover like me, come here. It's by far the best we have found in Kauai and we tried every spot we could find.

Thank TiffanyR
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548 reviews
212 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 179 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped here after our afternoon boat excursion up the Na Pali coast. Most restaurants around here were closed by 6p, but Paco's Tacos was open and busy! Picnic tables outside or bar stools up to building were our seating choices. The service was quick and the food, very good, and reasonably priced. Most of our party had the fish... More 

Thank OklahomaMomOf3
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had the fried fish tacos and they were really good! My son had the rolled tacos and they were also really yummy. The guac tasted really fresh and the Watermelon juice is a MUST try!

Thank Jeni R
Chicago, Illinois
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112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 13, 2017 via mobile

So I tried the softshell crab burrito which was the special of the day. Really unique and tasty. My kids ordered more traditional fare, one vegetarian and one beef. They were not as impressed as I was. My takeaway would be to try the specials. Unique and fresh.

1 Thank Jeff P
Honolulu, Hawaii
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2017

I had the Chile Verde Burrito and my husband had tacos. Both were very good. We sat outside to eat and the traffic was a little noisy, but not that much. We would definitely go here again.

Thank Lois S
Duncan, Canada
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017

We lived on these things - two meals in one. The sauces make it extra yummy, and the service is super-friendly.

Thank CowichanTed
Boston, Massachusetts
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42 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 22, 2016

Don't be fooled by the small roadside shack...the fish tacos here are the tastiest I had in Hawaii and we went to four islands. I decided not to buy anything because I thought the food was pricey, but my family bought food and I ate off their plates. The fish tacos were very well seasoned and the pico and guac... More 

Thank HeavenlyRN
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 15, 2016 via mobile

I know Hawaii isn't the best place for Mexican food and in fact it is the worst. I found weird monkey pod leaves and no lie the shrimp tacos weren't even shelled. It's right in the highway and super loud and tons of black flies everywhere. Customer service was great though.

Thank Trevtrex
Toronto, Canada
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63 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2016 via mobile

Had high hopes based on reviews but was disappointed. It was ok but nothiny special. Also thought it was expensive for what it was. Service was also slow the night were there. The guy at the counter was also taking orders, and bussing.

Thank torrent_Mla

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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
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4505 Puolo Rd, Hanapepe, Kauai, HI 96716
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai  >  Hanapepe
  • Phone Number: +1 808-335-0454

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