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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 - 20:00
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Beijing, China
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21 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago 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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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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59 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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166 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 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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49 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 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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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 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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21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 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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183 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 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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64 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

My Husband is a Pickey Carne Asada eater, having lived in San Diego for decades! .... But he loved the Burrito!! The Carne Asada had that 'tang' he expected !! I love a good Chile Relleno ... big Pepper, lots of Cheese and not heavy on the Batter...Very Good !! Also, check this out !!.....the Chile Rellano & Cheese Enchilada... More 

Thank Sooogoodjelly
Sebastopol, California
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262 reviews
184 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

For my last night in Kona we decided to pick up a take out. I was impressed they said was done in. 10 minutes, so I come and pick up the meal was ready for me. I paid and needed to pick up from the counter...a burrito and the box... not a bag or a thank you from the service....... More 

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

The reason there was no bag is because Hawaii has a state law that bans plastic bags. People who live here bring their own bags with them wherever they go. We have bags for purchase if you would have asked us for one. In addition, we do not have "carnitas" on our menu. We never have had it, so I... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:30 - 20:00
10:30 - 20:00
10:30 - 20:00
10:30 - 20:00
10:30 - 20:00
10:30 - 20:30
10:30 - 20:00
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?