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mi ranchito

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main street, Hawi, Island of Hawaii, HI
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Dining options: Lunch
Description: just to the sea side of the liquor store/convenience store

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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
in a word - YUM!

Some of the best Mexican food we have ever had. Ingredients were fresh and authentic (no 'fast food' here). Order at the window, and they bring the food to your table. Very nice staff. Cash only, but there is an ATM nearby if you are in a pinch.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 20, 2015
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Walnut Creek, California
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Walnut Creek, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Some of the best Mexican food we have ever had. Ingredients were fresh and authentic (no 'fast food' here). Order at the window, and they bring the food to your table. Very nice staff. Cash only, but there is an ATM nearby if you are in a pinch.

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Hawi, Hawaii, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Mi Ranchito is a little treasure tucked away in Hawi. Whenever I miss Texas eating, I can get my chili rellenos fix right here. I highly recommend the guacamole, made fresh to order and not just a scoop, it's a meal. With Homemade Jamacia and friendly service Mi Ranchito is my favorite stop for comfort food on the Big Island.

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Bellaire, Michigan
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55 reviews 55 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 via mobile

It was our lucky day when we found this place per recommendation of a friend. The food was great and we enjoyed the Mexican music. There was a breeze. Food is cooked to order. No credit cards but prices are reasonable.

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Victoria, Canada
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17 reviews 17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

We were delighted to stumble upon Mi Ranchito, as others have said, it is tucked away behind a couple store front shops, but on a hot Hawaii day, it was very pleasant to sit in the shade with a bit of a breeze and have some genuine mexican food. Delicious, very reasonably priced Will be back again next year.

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Portland, Oregon
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35 reviews 35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Even in blink-and-you'll-miss-it Hawi, Mi Ranchito is hidden back behind a real estate office and a knick-knack store. A lady in the real estate office told me the only reason she came to Hawi to work one day a week was to eat here. This is a tiny hole in the wall, but the ladies in the kitchen are Mexican... More 

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Hawi, Hawaii
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Without doubt the finest, freshest, cooked to order, Mexican food on the Big Island of Hawaii.!!! Maria is an excellent Mexican chef and owner and nothing is steam-table warmed. The menu is extensive with all the traditional south of the border offerings. If your mouth is watering for delicious "home-cooked" Mexican food, truly "home-cooked" as she lives on the site... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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35 reviews 35 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Went there on a whim and glad we did. True Mexican food served the traditional way. Just a small restaurant with no more then 12 small tables. You walk up to a window, place your order and sit down. They bring it to you. We started with the chips and salsa and the taste of the salsa blew us away... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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24 reviews 24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

This is literally a hole in a wall with half a dozen tables in the breezeway. Such a charming little place in downtown Hawi. The locals eat there regularly and the lovely women at the window was busy taking phone orders. Food is served on huge platters with gorgeous salsa and guacamole. Honestly I am no expert on Mexican food... More 

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granville
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91 reviews 91 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013 via mobile

We asked the owner of an upscale shop where to have lunch. Of the two places she mentioned we chose Mi Ranchito. We each ordered different things. All five of us were happily impressed with the simply outstanding Mexican food!

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Maryland
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63 reviews 63 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

We ordered food to go after a strenuous hike in and out of the Pololu Valley plus the distant valleys. Great authentic mexican food. The service was quick and friendly. The food was filling and authentic. We took it to go and found a lovely spot a local beach to watch the sunset. So cool that you can have beer... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: main street, Hawi, Island of Hawaii, HI
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Hawi

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

Description

just to the sea side of the liquor store/convenience store

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