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Lucy's Taqueria

#15 of 191 Restaurants in Hilo
Certificate of Excellence
Mexican, Hawaiian
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194 Kilauea Ave, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-2990
808-315-8246
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10:30 am - 9:00 pm
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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
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner

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  • 104
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  • 45
    Very good
  • 21
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  • 8
    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
Biggest Burrito!!!

If you go there, you should have a lot of space in your stomach. I have never seen such a huge burrito!!! The volume, price and taste are perfect!! In addition, the staffs are so kind that they told us how to take care of our dish after eating.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 21, 2015
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Sapporo-shi, Hokkaido, Japan
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Sapporo-shi, Hokkaido, Japan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015 NEW

If you go there, you should have a lot of space in your stomach. I have never seen such a huge burrito!!! The volume, price and taste are perfect!! In addition, the staffs are so kind that they told us how to take care of our dish after eating.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

After we moved to Hilo from California we lamented the lack of good Mexican food. So happy when Lucy's arrived. I love the carnitas in street tacos. Portions are Hilo sized (huge). Small bar area and kinda loud Mexican music, always busy but service is so fast you never wait long. You place your order at counter and bus your... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

As a vegetarian looking for takeout after work on the way home, I love this place. The staff are friendly, they serve me chips and warm salsa while waiting, and I can take away some chipotle salsa and embossa vegies. And the kale is fresh, alongside the black beans. Yum!

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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

First of all, the food in lucy's is really good, and really reasonable. The grande burrito (human baby sized) is inhumanly large, but is perfect for sharing, and when split between two people, ends up being just a couple dollars each. They have a good salsa bar, and many other typical mexican items on the menu. When you place your... More 

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Pahoa, Hawaii
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

i was/am a committed reubens fan ... years and years and years! then i found lucy's and i checked it out ...and i say, there is not one better than the other if your going to compare lucks and reubens. AND there are differences and i think anyone with the opportunity should find themselves a lowly fan of either/both. im... More 

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Bloomington, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Great atmosphere. Pretty good food. Members of our group enjoyed burritos and fajitas. We had to take our food out because we needed to cross the island back to Kona; wish we could have enjoyed the socially vibrant atmosphere.

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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Reading the reviews for this place made us want to try it. It has pretty good California style Mexican food. It's probably the best here (Big Island) for this specific category. They have massive sized burritos, a fun atmosphere, and bus-your-own-table seating (which I love. I think people should always clean up after themselves when not at a sit down... More 

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Hilo, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

This is an amazing place. Really good food in large quantities and $4 margaritas. Truly a bargain. Like all quality bargains is comes with compromises. What are the downsides: Sometimes there are long lines and a crowd. This actually shows you how good they are! You need to wait in line to order at the counter and then you need... More 

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New City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

We were referred here by the owner of our rental house, and we loved it! Lucy's offers a full variety of Mexican food in a fast-casual setting. We had a variety of tacos, some enchiladas, and one of their baby-sized (read: The size of an actual newborn child), and were very happy with everything we ate. We actually ended up... More 

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Kew Gardens, New York
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Hmmm....I have to say, I was apprehensive about going in and I should've listened to myself. First off, do not try to charge your phone. It's NOT ALLOWED. There was also a lot of Rules, clean up after yourself, bring the glassware to the bar, put your dirty dishes here..etc...I went to eat a taco not work at her restaurant.

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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, Hawaiian

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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, Hawaiian
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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