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Lucy's Taqueria

#14 of 190 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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  • 100
    Excellent
  • 41
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 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
Friendly service, enjoyable atmosphere, very good Mexican food

We wanted Mexican food our last night in Hilo so we picked Lucy's. They have a little different setup than normal which you will see if you have never gone. Our waitresses, the bartender, and the meals we ordered were all very good. And if your a Mexican restaurant you play Mexican/Spanish music... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
Gregory54
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Kelowna, Canada
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Kew Gardens, New York
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

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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Kelowna, Canada
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46 reviews 46 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

We wanted Mexican food our last night in Hilo so we picked Lucy's. They have a little different setup than normal which you will see if you have never gone. Our waitresses, the bartender, and the meals we ordered were all very good. And if your a Mexican restaurant you play Mexican/Spanish music, which they did. Highly recommended.

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Island of Hawaii, Hawaii
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Our family loves coming here. Efficient service so no worries even if there's a line (and there often is because it's that popular). Friendly staff. Reasonable prices for quality food. Casual and fun atmosphere. The owner had another restaurant on the mainland and her experience clearly shows. Definitely worth a stop for lunch or dinner.

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Hawi, Hawaii, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

With her very generous portions and aloha spirit Lucy satisfies my yen for Taqueria style Carne Asada, Carnitas and Chili Relleno. Sit in the bar if you want table service ( & everyone in your party's 21+ ) or order a pitcher and take it to your table, be sure and ask for a li hing mui rim.

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Nevada City, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Huge portions of tasty eats with all of the "trimmings!" Very reasonable and definitely meals to split as the portions are large!

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pass1421
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64 reviews 64 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

This restaurant has great Mexican food and worth finding, it's a little hard to find, but close to the weekend Farmers Market. They also have a bar.

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Corona, California
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53 reviews 53 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Happened to be in Hilo and saw other reviews of Lucy's and decided to drop in - very small hole-in-the-wall type of place with very good Mexican food. Enjoyed the enchiladas and salsa very much. Taquitos looked pretty good as they went by us to the table next to us. If you are going to Volcano Park from Waikoloa or... More 

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hilo
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63 reviews 63 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

We had planned to have a birthday celebration at Lucy's in Hilo today, a Sunday. We knew there would be at least 12 of us. My friend and I arrived at 5:00, and the place was very busy, with people standing in a line to order food. My friend and I went to a corner in the back and took... More 

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Pahoa, Hawaii
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104 reviews 104 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

There are many reasons why this popular Mexican restaurant is awarded the TripAdvisor’s Certificate of Excellence. Simply the best of the best! We love the lively atmosphere (open kitchen actions on busy night is fun to watch!) and the cheerful service staff. Every time we walk in, we are greeted like family or long lost friends! Fabulous food, outstanding service,... More 

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3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

I must say it was a good taqueria one thing I like was their orchata. Over all we where satisfied for a taqueria in Hilo. Try it out probably the best you can get out here

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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, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?