Paco’s Tacos is right next to El Tapatio on Lake Powell Blvd in Page, Arizona. It’s two Mexican restaurants right next to each other.
El Tapatio was really the restaurant I wanted to eat at. I walked into Paco’s Tacos and put in my order. It was too late for me to change my mind after I realized it wasn’t El Tapatio. I couldn’t ask them to cancel my order since the tacos came out within two minutes. The little Mexican restaurant reminded me of the ‘lerto’ ones in Southern California. The worn out furniture with the tacky signs and the Mexican food smell breaking through the door.
The restaurant was empty. There was a couple who walked in and realized they were in the wrong place. Unfortunately, I didn’t have the epiphany. The food came out really fast; I didn’t have a chance to get halfway with my horchata. The massive portions could easily be shared between two people.
- Carne Asada Burrito – The massive burrito could be shared by two. They packed the burrito with carne asada and topped it with veggies then added a thin guacamole spread. It’s everything a foodie who values quantity over quality would want. I found the carne asada to be bland. It needed a little more seasoning to give it the extra push. The hot sauce didn’t help out its case.
- Adobada Tacos – The chili marinated pork had a decent taste to it. The tacos weren’t the bite size street tacos, but they were the same size as Taco Bell’s tacos. However, Paco’s Tacos didn’t skimp on the fillings and the heavy-headed tacos was filled with juicy pork. It was topped with guacamole, freshly cut onions, and chopped cilantro. It was a decent tasting taco; however, proteins were a bland. I think I would have excluded the guacamole next time and add a lot more sauce to it.
Page isn’t known to be a culinary hub. The city acts as a pit stop for people heading to the Grand Canyon or Lake Powell. Grand Canyon and Lake Powell is a great place to relax and read a book. It’s definitely not on the same level as the Patagonia, but it’s still worth a visit especially if you live in the States. There isn’t many people who stay in the city outside of busy seasoning. However, Paco’s Tacos isn’t a bad option for Mexican food. It’s a quick option for those passing by.
- Service - 5/105/10
- Presentation - 5/105/10
- Flavors - 5/105/10
- Decor - 5/105/10
- Ambiance - 5/105/10
Paco’s Tacos is right next to El Tapatio on Lake Powell Blvd in Page, Arizona. It’s two Mexican restaurants right next to each other. However, Paco’s Tacos isn’t a bad option for Mexican food. It’s a quick option for those passing by.