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Taco's El Unico

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75-5729 Alii Dr Ste T103, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-3720
+1 808-326-4033
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2014

When I'm craving Mexican food and I mean homemade Mexican food I like to go here. There taco's are fresh and so is all the vegetables. It's a hole in the wall and that's one of the best thing's I love about this place. I like to order the chorizo torta. Soft baked bread stuffed with chorizo. YUM......

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Thank Mahealani S
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 December 2013 via mobile

My spouse and I both had the taco platter - 3 tacos (had chicken and carnitas) with rice and beans. It was so good we went back twice more. Tacos were tasty and tortillas were handmade. I dont even like refried beans normally, but they were delicious. The best part - hands down - is the green tomatillo salsa. Ask... More 

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Thank Angrychicken
Irvine, California
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61 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 December 2013

Like previous posters i am from so california and was a little apprehensive about getting Mexican Food in Hawaii. I was pleasantly surprised. I had the chicken nachos. Price was good and food was very good. I also had a quesadilla. After a few days in Kona i was tired of sushi so this was a nice break. I would... More 

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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2013 via mobile

We had the albondigas soup, chile verde and Quesadilla. They were all very good. Our kids loved Pancho, the parrot.

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Thank Sashashah
Tucson
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64 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 July 2013

This restaurant seemed to get good reviews when I was looking for Mexican Food in Kona. Having lived from Texas to LA, but mostly in AZ/NM, I have sampled a LOT of Mexican Food. It's all different, so I don't try to compare restaurants. What I am looking for is: Is it tasty? Yes, Taco's El Unico is very tasty.... More 

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Thank Stephanie M
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2013

Yeah, it's hard to find but sometimes that's a good thing. No crowds constantly walking by. Love the outdoor seating. We go for breakfasts all the time. The best machaca and chorizzo since Mexico. And hand made tortillas to boot! Parking can be tricky. We often park down the street for the free parking and walk down.

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Thank rachelsews
Captain Cook, Hawaii, United States
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89 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 November 2012

If you're not familiar with the area, this out-of-the-way place is hard to find. It's located at the back of the Kona Marketplace across from the Hideaway Bar, occupying the space the ice cream shop had under the old movie theater. It's not so pretty to look at and unless you know where to park, you're going to pay. That... More 

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Thank Nancy Z
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2012

I've seen horse stalls cleaner than this place. Overpriced and terrible food. Kona needs a good Mexican food establishment...this is not it.

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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 August 2012

Very good food. As we speak my hubby is going back for more! Lol. He got 8 tacos n I got a taco salad with lengua which was outstanding aside from the cold shell. It's a tad hard to find,but worth the search.i will definitely come back during our trip.

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Thank Chismchick
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, United States
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 June 2012

U can order in Spanish... Everywhere else is twice as expensive & not half as good... try the sopes, they're like little mexican pizzas/tostadas...$7

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 75-5729 Alii Dr Ste T103, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-3720
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Kailua-Kona
  • Phone Number: +1 808-326-4033

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