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main street, Hawi, Island of Hawaii, HI
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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 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great mexican in Hawi

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 20, 2015
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Victoria, Canada
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Victoria, Canada
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17 reviews 17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

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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33 reviews 33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 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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87 reviews 87 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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60 reviews 60 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 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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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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48 reviews 48 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013 via mobile

Yes!!! This place is great and full of character. Order through the window, get a beer from the liquor store next door, and plant yourself at one of the tables. The homestyle food is delicious, as are the horchatas! Can't wait to go back!

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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2013

We have been coming to Kailua Kona for over 15 years and we always have to have our Mexican food each week--we are from Arizona so we know good Mexican food. Several years ago we discovered El Maguey in a little strip mall in Kailua Kona--across the street from the Honda Dealership. Good, good food. So, yesterday we decided to... More 

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Calgary
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

This little place is wonderful. There is a window in a breezeway to order from a charming mamacita. There are a few tables placed around the perimeter out of the breeze or the rain. After ordering, you are served a basket of chips and salsa. ( You can duck around the corner to buy a Corona or two from the... 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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