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Luquin's Mexican Restaurant

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15-2492 Pahoa Village Road, Pahoa, Island of Hawaii, HI 96778
808-965-9990
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7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Good for:
Families with children
Bar scene
Dining on a budget

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  • 34
    Excellent
  • 57
    Very good
  • 28
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 11
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good food, good portions, good prices

On vacation I met a local girl, she suggested we go to Luquin's. She goes there regularly, I can see why. Being Canadian I don't know much about Mexican food but I thought it was very good & can't complain about the price. The service was great, the staff was very welcoming & happy to see a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 21, 2015
Denis2727
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Winnipeg, Canada
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
  • Dining on a budget
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142 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Hawaii
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Great Mexican food. Who would have thunk it. Nice servers, the joint is a bit run down, but fun. Very reasonable and very easy. Usually there's no wait for a table and the bar is fun

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Tacoma, Washington
Top Contributor
112 reviews 112 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Parking is a challenge; you have to go around the block and come from behind. It is not well marked. The food is amazing, even more so considering the location, since Pahoa is well off the beaten track. My family ate here almost 10 years ago, and it is still fabulous.

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Mount Royal, New Jersey
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

We went here after a long day of exploring the area. We found the place. The day was rainy and the parking lot in the back was wet and filled with potholes. We went in and found a table. We waited 20 minutes for our menus' and then only got them because the man next to us noticed we were... More 

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Westwood Lassen County, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

We had excellent Mexican food here. The Carnitas burrito's were exceptional, as was all the other items our party ordered. We have eaten Mexican food in many California area known for Mexican restaurants, and the food here was as good or better.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Excellent food and friendly staff. We had burritos with beans. Tasty!! Great margaritas too! Best Mexican food that I've had in Hawaii!!

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Winnipeg, Canada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

On vacation I met a local girl, she suggested we go to Luquin's. She goes there regularly, I can see why. Being Canadian I don't know much about Mexican food but I thought it was very good & can't complain about the price. The service was great, the staff was very welcoming & happy to see a tourist. I'll be... More 

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Calgary, Canada
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

We are pretty picky about our Mexican food. We go to Mexico often so we have been spoiled by amazing, authentic Mexican food over the years. The food at Luquin's doesn't particularly stand out, it was good but nothing spectacular - pretty standard Mexican fare. The margaritas, however, were outstanding. Huge selection of unique flavors - I had the lilikoi... More 

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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133 reviews 133 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Have eaten at this favorite many times and it remains the same. I have been worried about the nearby lava breakouts in Pahoa and remain worried about the future of this regular stop and the town of Pahoa. We are very sad about the closure of Malama Market in Pahoa. Luquin's Food is good, service is friendly and the margaritas... More 

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Santa Clara, California
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59 reviews 59 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015 via mobile

Had a great breakfast here. We turned up just before 11.00am, not realizing that breakfast is only served until that time. However the staff weren't at all difficult and were happy to serve us. Pancakes were really good. We had cooked breakfast for 4 people with plenty of food. It cost less than $10 a head even with beverages. Would... More 

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Oxford, Ohio
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

I ate here 4 or 5 times and enjoyed it very much. My favorite Mexican restaurant on the island. Pleasant atmosphere with a variety of people types.

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?