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Luquin's Mexican Restaurant

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Mexican, Hawaiian
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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, Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast

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  • 38
    Excellent
  • 61
    Very good
  • 31
    Average
  • 13
    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
Best Mexican in Pahoa, but...

Coming from Colorado, my expectations are high for Mexican food. It is one of my favorite cuisines, so I was hopeful that the food served here in my new hometown, would have been better. Not bad, just not good! The margaritas were watered down sweet without much tequila, the service was rushed with... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 17, 2015
Choval
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Pahoa, Hawaii
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
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New Yorker in San Fran
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

I just love the food here. Great find in Pahoa! Love the Enchiladas and the Lava Flow. Pahoa Town is an authentic Hawaiian town!

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Pahoa, Hawaii
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Coming from Colorado, my expectations are high for Mexican food. It is one of my favorite cuisines, so I was hopeful that the food served here in my new hometown, would have been better. Not bad, just not good! The margaritas were watered down sweet without much tequila, the service was rushed with no personality, the nachos and burritos were... More 

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Some of the best Mexican food outside of New Mexico & Texas I have ever had. The huevos rancheros were absolutely the best. Their chips and salsa taste as if they make it after you were seated, and it was an endless supply. We had 7 different orders and everyone was happy beyond belief, even my 6 year old grandson... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Valued prices. Good place for some beers and fresh salsa and chips was a hit. Tacos are also good. I'm cool with eatin here again.

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Petaluma, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 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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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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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 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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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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?