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1801 W Fairbanks Ave, Winter Park, FL 32789-4501
+1 407-629-0149
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
Closed now
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Mon - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:30
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Orlando, Florida
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54 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

If you wanted a great Tex Mex dinner at a landmark hole-in-the-wall, Paco's was it. Been going here since 1990 and the food was consistently great. The service had always been great and the staff made you feel welcome. The place was a classic "dive". Run down old building, cramped dining room filled with tacky decorations and mis-matched tables and... More 

Thank John B
Orlando, Florida
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177 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

After 30 years we had to visit the classic Pacos Mexican restaurant An Original ... no chain ! How many places can you visit where the servers have been there for 30 + years A great place...that will be missed

Thank Marc W
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201 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

For three decades a little hole in the wall named Paco's has been TEX MEX heaven in Winter Park. I have been coming here for two thirds of that time what is most amazing is that the service and the food is always consistent and great. The Taco salad and Chili is awesome and very close to what I had... More 

Thank jerrythetraveler
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

My father (he was working in Florida at the time, we live in England)used to come here back in the 1980's, for almost 10 years he would eat here once a week at lease, he used to tell me how good it was. I first visited in 1989 and had a great meal. Sadly due to life, I have not... More 

1 Thank si_a_robinson
Winter Park, Florida
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45 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

My husband and I went for dinner last night a last minute decision. We go once every other month or so. The people are always friendly and remember you, The food is consistently great. It is a small restaurant and can be a little noisy. If you are a bigger party will definitely need to call ahead.

1 Thank Robin S
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

I have been to Paco's at least a dozen times over the years. I like the place, the service, and the food. Everything's always fine but not long after my dinner I feel like I'm gonna have a darn stroke. The MSG sends my wife and I over the top so to speak with high blood pressure. Finally we stopped... More 

1 Thank James W
Orlando, Florida
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34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2016

Not the outstanding place some people say, just so-so. Beef taco and enchilada both not seasoned enough, rice tastes like a box item, not homemade, salsa on table just ok, had much better many other places. Service was ok, wouldn't rush to come back anytime soon, maybe never.

Thank OrlandoSal
Siesta Key, Florida
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93 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2016

Great little restaurant felt like I was at a friends house for lunch. The staff was very nice and have been there for many years. I'm not really a fan of Mexican food but my husband loves it. I was very happy with the dish I picked I believe it is called the enchilito. Everything was priced reasonable too. I... More 

1 Thank Ann K
Oviedo, Florida
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95 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2016

This small little place is always packed. Service is quick, food is hot and delicious, Had some help getting my friend in who is in a wheelchair but the server sat us so my friend could dtay seated in her wheelchair.

1 Thank TKay_12
Orlando, Florida
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50 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2015

I honestly don't know how long Paco's has been there, but we've been going for what seems like forever. This tiny place is no frills, basic big-plate Mexican and it's always good. Totally reliable and the casual, familial, welcoming vibe is thanks to the staff who are always friendly and fast. It's simple but darn good.

1 Thank adugan1

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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
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1801 W Fairbanks Ave, Winter Park, FL 32789-4501
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Central Florida  >  Winter Park
  • Phone Number: +1 407-629-0149

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