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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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Vernon, Canada
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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40 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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61 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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241 reviews
170 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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 

Captain Cook, Hawaii
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

I love Mexican Food. In Kona, Patricios, by KTA, is leading the charge. The cook is Eric. He def doin it right. If your kids like Mexican Food, Mom will love the A/C, and Dad will love the ICE COLD beer selection. Green Sauce is bomb. Make more Tamales.

Thank Timkona
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

I say surprisingly because we are from Texas, where you can get all kinds of GREAT Mexican food every day! We were stopping for gas and trying to figure out lunch during a short time period before a tour. Looked up and saw Patricios, checked it out in TripAdvisor, and decided to give it a go. We were NOT disappointed!... More 

Thank Michele B
Kamuela, Hawaii
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371 reviews
225 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

This restaurant serves excellent authentic Mexican food. They have two locations both in Kona one being in the KTA Shopping Center and the other in Pine Tree Shopping Center. They are both excellent. I highly recommend eating here

Thank Gordon K
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Worst service we've had on the island. Service is terrible and food is just okay at its best. Won't be back to Patricio's!!!!

Thank Sandy G
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

Who would expect such great Mexican food on Hawaii and it was our tastiest meal all week. The homemade fresh salsas were awesome a d my fish taco was cooked perfectly and topped with a creamy sauce. Wish we had found them at the beginning of the trip rather than on the way to the airport.

Thank Julie A

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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
Cheap Eats, Kids, 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?