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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 #12 of 203 restaurants in Hilo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Mexican
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California
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014 via mobile

We were so excited to try Lucy's based on the reviews, only to find that it was closed until July 5th. So much for the burrito the size of a baby.

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Laurel, Maryland
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34 reviews 34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Holy Guacamole!! Those burritos are massive! My boyfriend had no idea what he was getting into when he ordered the burrito grande. I kid you not, if you were to wrap that burrito up in a blankie, you would think it was a newborn baby. I got the traditional street tacos and they were really good! Loved the carne asada.... More

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Chicago
Top Contributor
101 reviews 101 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

A bit more authentic that the average taqueria and unbelievably cheap. We stopped by just before closing and really enjoyed the food. We both ordered burritos and the portions were huge. You can definitely share.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014 via mobile

You get plenty of food for reasonable prices. My 8 year old loved his tacos. The burritos were huge. Locals flowed in--some to eat in, some for takeout. We enjoyed our food and would eat here again.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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53 reviews 53 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

My husband and I had just arrived in Hilo and were looking for somewhere to eat lunch. We found this on Google Maps and decided to stop. The service was decent and the food was also decent...nothing stellar. It's more of a quick-service type Mexican place vs. a sit down and peruse a menu type place. I got the nachos... More

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Hilo, Hawaii
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

I live here in Hilo and had family in town visiting. Thought it would be nice to take our guests out for lunch. Lucy's was a poor choice on my part. We had three unpleasant experiences while there, all with the same employee (local woman, mid 20s, piercings under both sides of her lower lip). We were treated rudely while... More

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Ocean View
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I heard of this place from my son. He talked how great it was. When I finally had a chance to go, it was so full the line was out the door so we didn't stay. A few weeks later my wife and I went as we were in Hilo again. There was no line at lunch and plenty of... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Delicious food. meat is tender and marinated just so. Affordable. Great atmosphere. Fast. Friendly. Local artists work on walls. Salsa is AMAZING. Great community spot :) def stop in for a visit. love Lucy's.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

Let me first start by saying I LOVE Mexican food. When I first moved to Hilo, I was so excited to hear about Lucy's, especially after I first went there. My favorite is the burrito especial de Lucy's with carnitas pork and smothered with the green sauce, YUM! Of all the places I've ever had Mexican food, this is a... More

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Island of Hawaii, Hawaii
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25 reviews 25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

The carne asada is amazing and at $10 you will not believe the portion size. Two people can easily split it. The mojitos for $5 are delicious as well. We love the people here too. The owners really care about their customers. I have a gluten allergy and they are very capable of accommodating me. This is a no brainer... More

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