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Paco's Tacos

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4141 S Centinela Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90066-4908
+1 310-391-9616
10:00 - 22:00
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Sun 10:30 - 22:00
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Sparta, NJ
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This smallish restaurant always has a line, but is well worth the wait. Their menu has many traditional dishes that are delicious. One of my favorite dishes is their squid filet lightly fried and covered in butter, garlic, and I think wine. Their homemade tortillas are available in both flour and corn. Women sit behind a stone table rolling them... More 

Thank James C
Level Contributor
7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

Local restaurant, great food. Huge portions. Have been here many times, walk in and wait for your table, usually under 20 minutes. Not fancy, but very tasty Mexican dishes, lots of variety. Tacos, burritos, salads, refried beans etc. Yummy!! Good service, family atmosphere.

Thank Caya50
Los Angeles, California, United States
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

Paco's Tacos on Centinela Ave always has a line out front and for good reason. Yesterday I was craving huevos rancheros for breakfast and found myself near Pacos. It can be difficult to park but worth going around the corner a few times. The food is great, there is a woman making homemade tortillas, fish tanks with tropical fish, crazy... More 

Thank Cheryl K
Los Angeles, California
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76 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

This place i believe is the oriignal Paco's there is another on Manchester in Los Angeles. I think i like the one on Manchester better. Its a bigger place more people more noise but i feel like the food is better and the service is better.

Thank dqueen1
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2016

Paco's has been around forever. My favorite thing is the freshly made tortillas...nothing can beat them! The first thing you see is the woman grinding the masa and the tortillas on the grill - so good! The menu is basic - and the have a bar. The downside is the parking- or the lack of. If you get lucky with... More 

Thank nu2tech
Dallas texas
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292 reviews
184 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016

Ok, maybe Tex-Mex has ruined me but although this was a cute place, the food was bland and seemed over cooked. The waitress wasn't very personable; however, the fellow who bused the table was charming! Standouts were chips and the fresh flour tortillas. Everything else just blended in together-no real distinct tastes. If the salsa had been spicy, that would... More 

Thank eeplebneesta
Los Angeles, California
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39 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2016

I've been going to Paco's for years; 3-4 times a year and lately it just hasn't been the same. Food is on the "quiet" side. Usually we go with friends so the pitchers of margaritas and the never ending buckets of chips are always good - in fact the highlight of our visits. When it comes to the food (with... More 

Thank LovetoTravel202
Marina del Rey, California
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321 reviews
182 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2016

Paco's Tacos is great Mexican food. The restaurant has been around a long time and is not updated, but it is clean and the seating is comfortable. You can also order food to go. The menu has enough offerings for anyone to find something they will love. Their flour and corn tortillas are made right there and arrive hot at... More 

Thank Elizabeth L
San Diego, California
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97 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2016 via mobile

You'll love this local hole in the wall. Located in a busy street with limited parking but always packed. Good food, good service and something for nearly everyone. As a vegan I had to modify my tostada but the result was terrific. The addition of radish and jicama was unexpected and delightful and the guacamole was pure and authentic (no... More 

Thank caliartist
Brookline, Massachusetts
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2016

This restaurant is perfectly adequate. The food was acceptable, the portion size was fine, and the quality was there. But it wasn't anything exciting to write home about. You'll be fine if you go here, but don't expect a memorable experience.

Thank ScoutMolly

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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
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Parking Available, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:30 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4141 S Centinela Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90066-4908
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > Westside
  • Neighbourhood: Westside
  • Phone Number: +1 310-391-9616

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