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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, Lunch, Dinner

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  • 36
    Excellent
  • 60
    Very good
  • 30
    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
Regular Mexican food

Reasonable prices and good service. Lots of seating choices with a bar as well as regular restaurant style tables and booths. Nothing special just good Mexican food at a good price.

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
bill831
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Petaluma, California
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
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Petaluma, California
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30 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Reasonable prices and good service. Lots of seating choices with a bar as well as regular restaurant style tables and booths. Nothing special just good Mexican food at a good price.

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Oakland, California
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25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

I guess I'm a little biased on Mexican food after having lived and traveled for a year in Mexico but it was this or pizza...Took the fresh catch of the day tacos. Although the fish was fresh, the tacos fell flat on taste[not even a leaf of cilantro?]. The margarita was also way too sweet. Additionally, we sat next to... More 

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6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Luquins surprised me. Going in, I did not expect much. However, there food was great and there bar was even better. Nightlife is almost non-existent in Pahoa so make sure to come early. The bar tenders were very nice and let my fiance try all sorts of exotic drinks.

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Pahoa, Hawaii
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31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

look your in hawaii, and i don't mean 'honoruru', i mean small little pahoa. I'm a californian completely steeped in the mexican food domain. luquins was the first place i stopped in when i first came to pahoa almost 10yrs ago. days later i came in and found machaca on the menu ... if you haven't had machaca ... your... More 

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CT
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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 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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47 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 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
7 restaurant reviews
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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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125 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 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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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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Additional Information about Luquin's Mexican Restaurant

Address: 15-2492 Pahoa Village Road, Pahoa, Island of Hawaii, HI 96778
Phone Number: 808-965-9990
Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Pahoa
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
Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
Cuisine: Mexican, Hawaiian

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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: Bar scene, Dining on a budget, Families with children
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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