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Luquin's Mexican Restaurant

Mexican, Hawaiian
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15-2492 Pahoa Village Road, Pahoa, Island of Hawaii, HI 96778
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7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Fabulous Margaritas

I have eaten here for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The food is decent. The service can be very slow. The margaritas are great!

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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176 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I have eaten here for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The food is decent. The service can be very slow. The margaritas are great!

Thank JessikaWilkes
Nevada City, California
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Have not found great Mexican food in Hawaii until this place. Good price, family atmosphere and great food. If you find yourself in Pahoa, give it a try.

Thank WindyMan22
Lafayette, California
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38 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were generally pleased with our meal at Luquins. The group included young somethings in their 20's, older ones just 60, and even a 94 year old granny Granny ate the usual three bites of food, no reflection on Luquins, but everyone else showed good spirit, consuming everything in sight. Thanks again, Luquins, for a fine meal in Pahoa!

Thank vwheato
Hilo, Hawaii
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There doesn't seem to be a lot of middle ground for those who eat here. I've heard raving reviews and I've heard the complete opposite. Our experience was far from adequate. The nachos were so soggy that they were inedible. Burrito was also pretty grim. Don't take our word for it, though, as others have had the completely opposite results.... More 

Thank Terri S
Keaau, Hawaii
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had breakfast today and it gave me and my husband the runs. Just an average eggs meat potatoes and toast. I'm guessing someone in the kitchen didn't wash their hands. Yuck. Service was poor.

Thank gypsywanderlust78
Oceanside, California
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17 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good basic mexican food. Service was good and plenty of food. Margaritas hit the spot. The bar was very busy.

Thank gail8789
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Being the only local Mexican restaurant, and getting tons of business, you'd think they'd sink some funding into new flooring and a decent parking lot. Aside from this, the food is just not as good as it used to be. Sad, because it could really be a goldmine if some care went into it.

Thank Pam W
Seattle, Washington
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29 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

Local folks have been meeting and eating here for years. Laid back rural HI atmosphere. "Try wait." In a hurry? Try McD's. I'd give it 3.5 stars. I wouldn't drive out of my way to get here. But if you're in the vicinity, you'll get good food, nice folks.

Thank Danwershow
Playa del Carmen, Mexico
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

Good food at a very fair price. The service can be iffy as the are often crowded but not bad generally. You won't be sorry you ate here.

Thank Edwin S
Mammoth Lakes, California
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

I have eaten at Luquin's several times. Food and service are constantly good. The margaritas are great. Totally casual, it's a come as u are kinda place. It's fun and friendly. Everyone there always seems to be having a good time.

Thank Cyndi S

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 15-2492 Pahoa Village Road, Pahoa, Island of Hawaii, HI 96778
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Pahoa
  • Phone Number: 808-965-9990

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
  • Cuisine: Mexican, Hawaiian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget, Bar scene
Open Hours
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm

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