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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Stopped for Lappert's ice cream and was lured next door by the arrow sign out front. It is difficult to find ceviche that measures up to what I first experienced in Panama. It took a while but I discovered it was because they were making the chips fresh. Not only was the ceviche awesome but the hot sauce was packaged... More 

Thank Deloney D
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had the fish tacos. Excellent, and be sure to have the cilantro sauce. This place has great character too!

Thank HTH56
Dallas, Texas
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great ambiance, colorful roadside shack. Four of us ate the fish tacos of mahimahi. The amount of fish was miniscule,about the equivalent of two teaspoons of fish per taco. At a price of nearly $5 per taco it was a ripoff. The Horchata drink was delicious. If you want mahimahi tacos, eat at the chain restaurant Baja Fresh on the... More 

Thank Italycalling
New Hampshire
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68 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The place to get huge tacos made to order. We got them 4 times in 2 weeks for brunch and picnic lunches. Excellent quality with any order.

Thank BeenThere2211
Los Angeles, California
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2016 via mobile

Ate here for breakfast after our skydive and the food was great! I am really picky about fish tacos and their fish tacos were amazing. The cilantro sauce that they put on top of the fish is SO good!

Thank sw33tmolly
San Francisco, California
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2016

Great tacos, burritos, and salads in small road side cafe at Hanapepe....Across street from JoJo's Shave Ice, making perfect lunch stop after trip to Waimea Canyon.

Thank 40Lucyruth
Bath, Pennsylvania
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37 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2016 via mobile

We stopped for dinner on our way to our rental. Not much is open later (passed 6pm) so we stopped for tacos. Very yummy food. I had the carnitas which were great and made with corn tortilla. There are a few picnic tables to eat at. They appear to do a lot of to go orders.

Thank Heather S
Spokane, Washington
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2016

Coconut Shimp huge platter, pork and tomotillo sauce best on the island! Wait staff eager to please, answered all ?'s knowing food preparation methods. Visited here twice this week.

1 Thank 747susie37
Davison, Michigan
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2016 via mobile

Food truck with good mexican cuisine. Nice little sit down area in covered patio area. Affordable, good food. Good pit stop on your way to or from the north shore

Thank Kaitlyn C
Burnet, Texas
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2016 via mobile

Great place for fish tacos on the way to/from Waimea Canyon. Who knew you could find good mexican food in Hawaii!?

Thank doug b

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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
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids, 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?