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Old 02-21-2004   #1 (permalink)
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Paco’s Tacos

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If you are driving by Aventuras stop here for some shrimp or fish tacos.

Perhaps you are a little unsure of stopping at a roadside taco stand.
Will the place be dirty? Could I get sick? How do I order as I don’t speak Spanish?
I would like to enjoy the taco stand experience if I could just avoid those problems.

Then this is the taco stand for you!

Paco’s tacos are the best tacos on the coast.
Paco is obsessive about cleanliness. Yes you can eat here and enjoy a taco stand that is as clean as any restaurant back home. This guy really is obsessive about hygiene. And despite the fact that Paco is catering to a local customer base, English is also spoken here. English with an American accent………easy.

This is a perfect lunch stop when you are driving down the coast. Look for the first Pemex station South of Aventuras. Paco is there.
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Old 02-21-2004   #2 (permalink)
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Better than the Oasis and La Floresta....whew, that is going some....I will make sure we test it out.... Probably a few times.....
Is it strictly a taco stand, or does it have a menu of sorts...
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Paco's is the best

I really like the Oasis, it is a great place to eat. Certainly one of my favorites. However by all accounts Paco is more consistent. And while Paco runs a simple taco stand it is such an exceptional place you have to give it a try. I guarantee you will enjoy your food.
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I think technically the name is Taco Paco.

It's da bomb!

Paco is from Guadalajara so I think he has a bit of Puerto Vallarta influence in his tacos. They just have a bit more love in them than most other shrimp and fish tacos around here.

I dig the chipotle sauce. That's the other great thing. He's got quite a few sauces to choose from.
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I can give my full support to Tacos Paco!

We hired James (admin James) for an awesome cenote snorkeling tour. He treated us to tacos here, and they were AWESOME! We kept ordering more and more and more. I thought we'd work him (and his mom? anyhow-his helper) to death. I had my son with me, who at the time was only 6, and he scarfed down about 3 of them. He still mentions them to this day. I can't say enough about them, and it is the perfect stop on the way to the ruins, Puerto Muerte to see listless dolphins in an overly cramped pool, or anything heading down the coast. Two big thumbs up from me.
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whats his hours of operation?
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I think that's a James question, but I would guess from maybe around 10 until sundown? James-can you assist?
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Did Paco Taco survive Hurricane Emily any better than Puerto Adventuras?
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Old 07-28-2005   #9 (permalink)
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It didn't look like it when we passed by a few days ago....His carts were gone. I hope he reopens we love the shrimp and fish tacos. We always stop on our way to Akumal or Tulum.. Please keep us posted if he does open or relocates.
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Paco has re-opened after the hurricane. We ate there in September.
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Paco Taco

Thanks for the info, looking forward to lunch there in January.

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We stopped by on Nov. 24, 2005. Paco was cleaning while we were ordering. It was late afternoon and he was out of fish tacos. We had the shrimp tacos and they were great. He has several sauces and relish stuff to choose from. I recommend the peanut sauce.

He asked how we had heard of him and I told him on Playa.Info and in Vacation magazine.
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I have to concur

This place not only has the best shrimp tacos but it has to be the cleanest eating establishment anywhere! never mind Mexico. I have never seen a cleaner place anywhere!

I too thought the tacos were better than El oasis and La floresta or any of the other Playa shrimp taco places. For those who love El oasis tacos because of the brown tamarindo sauce fear not because Paco Taco has it. For those who love Dr taco because of his selection of salsas and toppings fear not because Paco Taco has 10 types of salsa's/sauces and 3 different toppings for your taco.

And did I mention that it is unbelievably clean.

If you can make it out to the Pemex by Puerto Aventuras stop in you won't regret it. It appeared to us that he opens about 10ish and closes around 3pm since we missed out a few times when we passed by at 9:45 and then again at 3:15
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After two years here, living just 2 miles away from Paco's... I finally ate there a couple weeks ago. Serious yum, and beautiful, wonderful sauces. I seem to remember a peanut cilantro, and a couple other interesting combinations I'd never seen before, all clearly labeled. Still wish they had a sauteed, rather than deep-fried, option, but it's all good. I'll just go to Playa Maya for the lighter yummy shrimp tacos.
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Pacos Tacos

Does anyone know if pacos tacos is still around?
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