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All 28 Pahoa Restaurants

Luquin's Mexican Restaurant

15-2492 Pahoa Village Road, Pahoa, Island of Hawaii, HI 96778
808-965-9990
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Ranked #12 of 28 Restaurants in Pahoa
Price range: $10 - $15
Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
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Calgary, Canada
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64 reviews 64 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 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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118 reviews 118 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 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 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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Pahoa, Hawaii
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25 reviews 25 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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Top Contributor
154 reviews 154 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Its a staple & has been for us for the last 7+yrs we gone 2-3x per visit Best Mexican food on the BI !!! Went many times this past 6wk visit All meals were consistent & that means great New to us was breakfast there & it truly helped our spirits as Tutu Pele's lava flow was w/in 1/2-3/4mi away... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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118 reviews 118 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

This reliable restaurant is still open for business, even though lava from the latest volcano eruption is threatening Pahoa Village Road about a half-mile away. This is the place where, years ago, we first enjoyed a margarita in a glass rimmed with li hing mui powder rather than salt, and it's the extra touch that we've used on our homemade... 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

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