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All 212 Hilo Restaurants

Lucy's Taqueria

194 Kilauea Ave, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-2990
808-315-8246
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Ranked #13 of 212 Restaurants in Hilo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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
Cuisines: Mexican
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Waikoloa, Hawaii
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Four of us were looking for a meal in Hilo and fortunately picked Lucy's Taqueria. We all had different dishes and each was well prepared and flavorful. The portions were large, and the salsas were excellent. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone traveling in Hilo who is looking for an informal meal.

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Asuncion, Paraguay
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122 reviews 122 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

This was one of the best meals we had in Hawaii, both because the food was high quality and well prepared, but also because it was just good Mexican food. The bartender was extremely helpful in recommending things to do and places to see as well.

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El Paso, Texas
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176 reviews 176 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

The food was enjoyable, but nothing to exceed your expectations. You cannot sit in the bar if you ordered from the main counter. You must order your food at the counter and even bus your own dishes. On the positive side, there is no waiter to tip. If you are looking for Mexican cuisine and don't mind a large crowd,... More 

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Auburn, Washington
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86 reviews 86 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

This is the best place for Mexican food on the big island! Authentic Mexican... you must try this place! And bring an appetite, huge portions. You won't be disappointed.

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Kamuela, HI
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4 reviews 4 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Mulitas, ceviche, and li hing mui rimmed margaritas Oh MY!. We have to visit every time we go to Hilo! Great staff, great prices, great food. Mahalo!

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Washington State
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Lucy's provides a family atmosphere with genuine Mexican food fixed right before your eyes in a open kitchen. you order at the counter and then they bring you wonderful Mexican food and a very relaxed atmosphere the staff is friendly the food was delicious and the beverages were absolutely scrumptious. dishes come either ala carte or in a meal with... More 

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3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

I love the food here it is amazing! I got the three tacos and I liked that you could help yourself to hot sauce because I can never get enough so it's awesome to not have to ask for more. You bus your own table here, which is also nice because then you don't have to pay extra for a... More 

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Waikoloa
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17 reviews 17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

The chicken burrito "wet" fajita style was pretty damn good. My wife had the pozle, oldest had the Flautas, and two kids meals with quesadilla's for the small ones. The portions are nice. We all left full. Was a little confused at first, but you order at the front counter. Get your # (piñata ) sit yourself, and you're on... More 

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Victoria, BC
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86 reviews 86 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014 via mobile

This is a funky little Mexican restaurant that looks unimpressive from the outside but inside it is great! Super friendly staff, great enchilada plates and margaritas that were prepared by a bartender kept hopping! Generous size margaritas that tasted like a margarita should! Line was to the door the whole time we were there and is obviously a favourite of... More 

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Captain Cook, Hawaii
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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

My wife and I live on the Kona side of the Big Island, but when we get over to Hilo we make a beeline for Lucy's. Everything I have eaten here has been very tasty although my favorite is the wet pork burrito. Their sauce is incredible. The people are very friendly and helpful, the portions are big, and the... More 

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Additional Information about Lucy's Taqueria

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

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