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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: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night

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  • 35
    Excellent
  • 59
    Very good
  • 28
    Average
  • 13
    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
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Don't let the rundown looks of the location or restaurant fool you - the food at Luquin's is delicious. Our rental hosts recommended the restaurant and it was packed with both visitors and local residents. The service was very, very slow but our server gave us the heads up before we ordered which... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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CT
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
  • Dining on a budget
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146 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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CT
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19 reviews 19 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Don't let the rundown looks of the location or restaurant fool you - the food at Luquin's is delicious. Our rental hosts recommended the restaurant and it was packed with both visitors and local residents. The service was very, very slow but our server gave us the heads up before we ordered which made the wait seem shorter than expected.... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Local style Mexican food. Drinks are stout. Plate dinners. Plenty of local atmosphere. Easy parking in the center of Pahoa.

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Pahoa, Hawaii
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Good Mexican food and lots of it. Atmosphere is family friendly, live music, food prepared quickly, attentive wait staff makes this an enjoyable and affordable evening out in Pahoa Town. Large enough for large groups and quaint enough for a date.

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Hawaii
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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
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121 reviews 121 reviews
57 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
7 helpful votes 7 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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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
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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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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, 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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?