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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
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Late Night

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  • 31
    Excellent
  • 58
    Very good
  • 28
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 11
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Lunch

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
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Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Late Night
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139 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

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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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 NEW

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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64 reviews 64 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 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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123 reviews 123 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 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
33 helpful votes 33 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 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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Pahoa, Hawaii
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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

This is a restaurant one goes to in Pahoa for many reasons: the best bar in town comfortable surroundings four different areas, each has an individual atmosphere good food at affordable prices can accommodate one person or twenty live music most evenings run by pleasant local people Oh yeah, Guinness on tap....

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Hudson, Massachusetts
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The restaurant is low key (like most of Puna). The service was good, the food was good. The menu offered a decent variety of Mexican food, and it was prepared well. The margaritas come in many forms, with many tequila choices. Service was fast and polite. plenty of parking on the side.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

If you want upscale fine dining don't go to Luquins. If you want good Mexican food, great Margaritas at a reasonable price, and a casual atmosphere that baby to grandpa will be comfortable in, go to Luquins. While I have a hard time getting past the taco/enchilada combo because I like their shredded beef tacos so very much, I always... More 

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Pahoa, Hawaii
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11 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

I've never ordered a steak in a Mexican cuisine restaurant, but these guys know how to do it right! Fresh beef from their own cattle farm - which is as local as it gets! And it was simply delicious. I'll be sending all my steak loving friends here. Also love their fresh margaritas with li hing moi on the rim.... 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

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?