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All 205 Hilo Restaurants

Lucy's Taqueria

194 Kilauea Ave, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-2990
808-315-8246
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Ranked #14 of 205 Restaurants in Hilo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Mexican
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English first
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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26 reviews 26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014 NEW

Being from Mexico I guess is very difficult to like a Mexican restaurant, but I will give it a try food here doesn't taste fresh I ordered some tacos and the meat in the tacos tasted very greasy and old I ordered 5 taqueria style tacos but I only ate one I just couldn't eat the rest, the other thing... More

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Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

What was once outstanding is now mediocre. Went twice to validate opinion. Validated x 5 meals: carne asada and carnitas plates. All over cooked and over seasoned. Despite requests for medium rare, the beef and pork were cooked right out of the meats! Even the burritos were bland and the meats overlooked. They were once much better.

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Eureka, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Staff member from the Blue Hawaiian Helicopter company recommended Lucy's to us. A challenge to find in that we found Hilo to be a challenge to get about. Anyway this little quirky place is worth the effort. Mexican with a twist. The homemade Chorizo is to die for! When we left the line was out the door, Go and experience... More

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Southern California
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57 reviews 57 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Atmosphere - spacious, colorful, inviting. Staff - friendly, helpful. FOOD! Delicious! Sauces, seasonings - all so darned good! A real surprise and treat to find this place.

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Top Contributor
79 reviews 79 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Great Mexican food in downtown Hilo. We went around 11 a.m. and there was already a line at the counter and the restaurant was full. The menu has a nice selection and you get chips and salsa with your meal. The portions are large so you'll definitely be taking home food for the next day. Everything is delicious and reasonably... More

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Newport Beach, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

We were directed here by some University students as the go-to place for locals and mexican food. This is a little hole in the wall in a strip center with a line out the door. It was a Wednesday evening and this place was so unbelievably busy and loud. But the food was great, the burritos are HUGE- could be... More

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Kona
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36 reviews 36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

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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Eagle, Colorado
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

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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57 reviews 57 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

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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225 reviews 225 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
107 helpful votes 107 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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