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Lucy's Taqueria

#15 of 193 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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  • 109
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  • 45
    Very good
  • 21
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  • 8
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
If you love fish tacos

Lucy's is the place. Not fancy but the tacos are done right - beautiful fresh fish, tangy slaw, spicy salsa and excellent corn tortillas. Big portions. They sell a large selection of their own homemade salsa - grab a bottle to go.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
Dana J
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Lucy's is the place. Not fancy but the tacos are done right - beautiful fresh fish, tangy slaw, spicy salsa and excellent corn tortillas. Big portions. They sell a large selection of their own homemade salsa - grab a bottle to go.

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Prince George, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

My husband and I went here upon a recommendation and we were very happy with the experience. Not used to such generous portions, we were going to order the meals with the side dishes when the cashier explained just how much food would be there. We were very thankful for this, as without the side dishes we still had an... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Lucy's is a GEM!! I got Lucy's enchiladas and a beef tostada with rice and pinto beans. It was awesome. The food here is really wonderful and the service is great. Lucy's Mom was so kind and the atmosphere was very casual. I'd go back every day if I could. Not sure about the burritos or the nachos... But can... More 

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Volcano, Hawaii
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

There is no meal service....you bus your own. Food was not up to par, somewhat tasteless. My first order was chili rellanos. Not good at all. The worst of my three visits is that this place is way too noisy and MUSIC IS JUST TOO LOUD! My ears are still hurting. Tried this place three times and on third try,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

This place is popular for a reason! A huge range of flavoursome Mexican dishes, with a well-stocked bar, and fast, friendly service. Would go back again!

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Newark, Delaware
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

My whole family agreed this place was the best in every way. You walk in the place and it smells of the amazing salsa. We felt like most of the restaurants in Hilo were out to bust out guts, so already tender and looking for smaller plates. Lucy's finally gave us what we needed. Yes, you can order a burrito... More 

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

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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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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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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