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Lucy's Taqueria

#14 of 211 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
Closed now
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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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  • 95
    Excellent
  • 34
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 5
    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 in Hawaii! Friendly people! Excellent place!

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!

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
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Rochester, Minnesota
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Rochester, Minnesota
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48 reviews 48 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

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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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW 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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21 restaurant reviews
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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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Portland, Oregon
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27 reviews 27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We had a couple of lunches at Lucy's while staying in the Hilo area and both were okay. You order at the counter, meals are brought to your table, and you are expected to bus your own table at the end of the meal. Service is both courteous and friendly. The hot sauces available are not your standard fare and... More 

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Island of Hawaii, Hawaii
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

Very friendly staff, excellent food and salsa bar and very competitively priced. I come here regularly, the only drawback is bar is very small and can get crowded, making it difficult to get drinks.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Everyone agrees the best Mexican on Hilo. Jesus what large burritos you have! Don't be afraid of going spicy. Is rather mild for Mexican. Eat here often.

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Hawaii
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

They were all out of avocados so no guacamole. :-( But the chimichanga I ordered was still delicious. The service was courteous and quick. A recommended place if you're craving Mexican food in Hilo.

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Santa Cruz, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

This is a fun place to get some great Mexican food, probably more than you can eat in one setting, but some do. Prices are very reasonable and great $4 Margaritas. Can be a little noisy but then there is no pressure if you are!

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Waikoloa, Hawaii
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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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138 reviews 138 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?