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Patricio's Mexican Taqueria

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74-5586 Palani Rd, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-3119
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
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Fri 10:30 am - 8:30 pm
Sat - Thu 10:30 am - 8:00 pm
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We live in Kona and eat here very often. Shrimp burrito is my fave. My wife loves the carne asada. Clean, friendly and happy environment. Food is made quick. Very tasty. Nachos are huge. Try them. You won't regret it.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I'm not quite versed in Mexican food, but is it too much to ask, is 1 dish more heavy on the palate than another? The cashier's response : "Well, it's the same dish and its personal preference. One's just fried and the other grilled". My response : "so the one that's fried is more oily" Her response: same as above... More 

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Beijing, China
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed April 16, 2017 via mobile

Stopped by looking for decent Mexican food. The food was decent but the gem was the shrimp tacos. The chicken nachos were pretty good too. Service was good and quick.

Thank nmfozzie
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed April 12, 2017

This place is a fast food type restaurant with a great salsa bar. Everything had great flavor. It was definitely an inexpensive Mexican restaurant that we used for take-out, but I found the food to be extremely flavorful.

Thank Artistahh
Asheville, North Carolina
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31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed March 27, 2017

The burrito I go was bland and unfortunately even the spicy salsa did not help. Frankly it did not live up to my expectations.

Thank path51
Haiku, Hawaii
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed March 15, 2017

I went to Patricio's because i was told it was the REAL thing.....i lived in So.Cal for a number of years and i miss great flavors of Mexican food. This is a good place to go to if you want something that taste good and lots of food.....but not true flavors like in California. The Taco salad was made with... More 

Thank norman m
New York, NY
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed March 8, 2017

A small place in a shopping center with delicious food. We were pleasantly surprised. Had taco dish and very fresh.

Thank Scuder85
Vernon, Canada
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Reviewed February 16, 2017

We were at the airport dropping off our daughter and had time to have lunch and were advised the there was a Taco place a half mile back up the hwy. Didn't expect to find an authentic Mexica Taqueria! The food we had was fabulous (a little pricy but hey, we weren't complaining it was very close to the airport)... More 

Thank John F
willtravelforfood16, Owner at Patricio's Mexican Taqueria, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are so happy that you appreciate our authentic, Mexican food. Yes, we have many vegetarian dishes and if you are vegan just tell us to hold the cheese and sour cream. I noticed that you said our food was pricey. Most people who live here in Hawaii know that our prices are very reasonable.... More 

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Reviewed February 10, 2017 via mobile

We had visited other taquerias on Hawaii so had high hopes. Unfortunately, the Todd is not very exciting and the atmosphere leaves a lot to be desired. The tables were dirty and the staff seemed uninterested. However, if you want LOTS of food, this might be the olace for you.

Thank klynnmeyer
willtravelforfood16, Owner at Patricio's Mexican Taqueria, responded to this review

I don't understand your review when you say "The Todd". I don't know what that has to do with our restaurant. Regarding your remark about the tables being dirty, our restaurants are quick service. That means that customers sit down at the table of their choosing. Sometimes customers get up and leave and new customers sit down before we get... More 

Calgary, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed January 27, 2017

I loved their oversized Burrito and the kindness of the gentleman who took my order. As a californian I expect table service and silverware. As a Canadian this was fantastic fast food service mexican food with all the options, fixings, and sauces. This location is in a shopping center and was hard to find.

Thank Clint V

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Mexican, Latin, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
10:30 am - 8:30 pm
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 74-5586 Palani Rd, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-3119
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Kailua-Kona
  • Phone Number: 808-334-1000

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?