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Lucy's Taqueria

#15 of 212 Restaurants in Hilo
Certificate of Excellence
Mexican
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194 Kilauea Ave, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-2990
808-315-8246
Today
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Mon 10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wed - Thu 10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:30 am - 10:00 pm

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Visitor rating
  • 97
    Excellent
  • 35
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great Mexican Food

I would definitely recommend this restaurant. Good food and friendly staff. Only good food we had in Hilo.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
Rati A
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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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46 reviews 46 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

I would definitely recommend this restaurant. Good food and friendly staff. Only good food we had in Hilo.

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70 reviews 70 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

What started out as a must try, is finally now a don't bother. I waited another three months before returning to see if they got the message. Apparently they did not. Sadly, I was hopeful because when Lucy started out she was amazing! But alas, she is nowhere to be seen and it shows. Carnitas were cooked way too fast,... More 

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Honolulu
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79 reviews 79 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

This place is AMAZING and quite a find for a town like Hilo. Hilo has alot of asian food options like sushi, raman, etc so if you are looking for some good ol down home mexican cooking, Lucys is the place. Upbeat, authentic atmosphere with excellent salsa bar. Quick and friendly service and the food gets there so fast you... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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35 reviews 35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

First of all, on an island that truly observes Sunday as a day of rest, I have to give Lucy's major props for being open on a Sunday afternoon. After driving to five different restaurants, we finally resolved to eat as Lucy's because it was one of the very few places open. This was my second time at Lucy's, and... More 

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Wilsonville, Oregon
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44 reviews 44 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

While not the best mexican food it certainly provides sustenance and you could do worse. Good for a quick in and out.

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Pahoa, Hawaii
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39 reviews 39 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

We have been dining at Lucy's since it open a few years ago. Was always consistent and excellent. Over the last year the quality has dropped off with over cooked, dry, chewy meat in most of the dishes that contain meat. Nachos have become soggy and gooey with very little filling. I am sorry this establishment seems to be going... More 

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Sunshine Coast, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

The food at Lucy's is awesome. And it is big. Lunch time crowd is pretty busy, and yes you have to place an order and pick it up...unless you sit at the bar. I highly recommend sitting here as the bartenders are friendly and talented. I had a regular sized burrito, not the large and it was huge. So delicious... More 

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Rochester, Minnesota
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51 reviews 51 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Authentic Mexican food is hard to find in Hawaii. This place was great! The staff was extremely friendly. Food was great. It is no frills dining. You order at the counter & at the end, bus your own table. The food was quite good. Nice portion sizes. Reasonably priced. I would highly recommend!

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Alabama
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 via mobile

order at counter then they bring you your food. My wife and I shared a regular burrito and it was almost too much for us. The burrito grande could feed a family of four. Food is tasty. This is casual dining full of locals so don't expect fancy.

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31 reviews 31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

The food here is delicious in my opinion! They also have good happy hour margaritas. I like that you go up to order and bus your own table, it makes things easier on the employees so they can make your food quicker!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 194 Kilauea Ave, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-2990
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Hilo
  • Phone Number: 808-315-8246

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
10:30 am - 10:00 pm

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