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Lucy's Taqueria

194 Kilauea Ave, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-2990
808-315-8246
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Ranked #10 of 205 Restaurants in Hilo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Mexican
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Kona
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36 reviews 36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

We hadn't been here before this year, when one of our paddlers suggested we all go to celebrate our success at a canoe regatta in Hilo. I am now a huge fan! Lucy's has a fun, upbeat atmosphere and the food is excellent. The burritos are as big as a small infant (and there's a photo on the counter to... More

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

It's a long way from Mexico but if you're craving Mexican in Hilo Lucy's is the place to go. Generous portions and good flavor. Atmosphere is typical but good value food. Overall we were happy with the experience.

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sydney
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58 reviews 58 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

My husband and I are so glad that we stumbled upon this restaurant in Hilo. You have to line up to place your orders and grab a numbered dog on any available tables. There is a large menu, so it was a little overwhelming at first, however there was a photo board which helped us alot! We loved it here... More

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Santa Barbara, California
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220 reviews 220 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

This was a fun place to eat lunch. The menu is huge and there are too many choices. The food is good and the staff are very helpful. The fish tacos were excellent. The Lucy's Enchiladas were good but a little atypical. The quesadilla was excellent. Overall, a really fun place to have lunch.

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Edmonton, Canada
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Lucy's is a Mexican "fast food style" restaurant in the center of Hilo that is very popular with locals...and for good reason. it is extremely cheap, the food portions are massive, and the food quality is excellent. The burritos are so huge if you are solo like me, you will have to save half for the next day. Personally I... More

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Pasadena, California
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 via mobile

Being from Southern California, we wouldn't have expected to find such delicious Mexican food in Hawaii but Lucy's is fantastic!!! Wish Marlene and her family would move to Pasadena! The grilled chicken was perfect, the cheese enchilada superb and the shrimp fajita taco out of this world! We'll be back!!

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California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We drove to Lucy's from the Volcano area because there was limited dinner options. So glad we made the trek to Lucy's. Our family of four each had a burrito. Yum. One of the best burritos I have ever had. Three of us couldn't finish and packaged our leftovers to snack on the next day. Very friendly staff. You have... More

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Hilo, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We live in Hilo and have watched this restaurant grow from day one. Marlene, Tomas and their daughter Lucy not only serve great food, they are active in supporting Hilo and the people of Hilo. The food is fresh, local and delicious. Homemade salsa and chips are top notch. The food is authentic taqueria. These folks know what they are... More

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

The food was great. The only 'compliant' is that its very large portions. If you get a burrito, sharing is not a bad idea. Great food though

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Chicago, Illinois
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117 reviews 117 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

How did it take me so long to discover this place? Lucy's is the perfect taco-Mexican stop in downtown Hilo. Service is excellent! They take your order at the counter and were incredibly helpful as my husband and I asked questions because we could not figure out what we wanted to try. The menu is huge and has pork, chicken,... More

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