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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 #14 of 206 Restaurants in Hilo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Mexican
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English first
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

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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5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

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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73 reviews 73 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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Dallas, TX.
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32 reviews 32 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

The Inn keeper at Hilo Honu Inn recommended Lucy's when we mentioned a craving for fish tacos. This place has an amazing menu and we ordered Prawn Tacos washed down with a Kona IPA. So good we came back the next night.

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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

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
55 reviews 55 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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
52 helpful votes 52 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
49 helpful votes 49 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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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
Cuisine: Mexican

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