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Polli's Mexican Restaurant

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Mexican, American, Vegetarian
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1202 Makawao Ave, Makawao, Maui, HI 96768-9522
808-572-7808
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch

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  • 99
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  • 118
    Very good
  • 33
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Delicious Mexican in Makawao!

My husband and I explored Makawao on our first night in Maui and came across this restaurant. We had excellent service, great margaritas, and fantastic Mexican food! The salsa was delicious and very fresh. My husband ordered taquitos and I had the chicken chimichanga. Both were delicious and very... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
Amy K
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Lahaina, Hawaii
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Bar scene
  • Families with children
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Lahaina, Hawaii
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

My husband and I explored Makawao on our first night in Maui and came across this restaurant. We had excellent service, great margaritas, and fantastic Mexican food! The salsa was delicious and very fresh. My husband ordered taquitos and I had the chicken chimichanga. Both were delicious and very filling! The chimichanga was enormous and even though we split it,... More 

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Saint Charles, Missouri
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We were looking for something fairly quick and decided on Mexican. The restaurant was nice inside. We had quick service. We ordered chips and salsa ($3.95). The slasa was very good, it was not ketchup like. We both ordered Burritos. The Burritos were good, but not "I must come back again" good. Overall the service was good and the food... More 

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Spruce Grove, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We had just driven the entire Road to Hana and the back road and ended up in Makwao looking for the much talked about bakery. We ended up seeing this Mexican restaurant and on a whim, decided to grab a quick bite here. We ordered chips and salsa to start and ended up ordering a plate of nachos to start.... More 

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Kula, Hawaii
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

What can I say? I love Polli's, but honestly the food is average. I live in upcountry Maui, and I probably only eat here about 5x a year. The food is average (not amazing, not terrible), as are the mixed drinks (the margaritas are too sweet for my taste).

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

There aren't a lot of places to eat in Makawao so was naturally crowded. It's not large so that didn't help. Great salsa and good food. Pretty good service considering the crowd. Lots of locals so that's a good sign. Lots of parking on the east side of the building. It's on the Main Street so it was easy to... More 

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Makawao, Hawaii
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

its ok, most people like to stop by for drinks and pupus. My family loved sitting just to have a drink. I rather not. so its up to you.

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Parker, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Hit The spot. Yummy fresh chips and the salsa was amazing. Fresh tomatoes, onion, spice and chunky. My favorite. I Had the fajitas. plenty of meat and veggies.The seasoning was spot on. My 3 boys (10, 12 and 14) loved it. Small, so expect a wait unless you go in the off hours. The bar was hopping, it was sorta... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Because it's located at the main intersection in Macawao, be prepared for plenty of noise from the traffic, loud music, and patrons at the bar. Colorful, funky, local, popular place with so-so food. I had the Maui Fish (burrito). It was just okay; I was hungry enough to eat most of it. Husband had Fish Taco Plate and also pronounced... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Fast, simple, Mexican food. Good service, good food. There are some other options in town but look no further.

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Viera, Florida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

$3 for chips...at a mexican restaurant? Oh, I'm on Maui never mind. Guacamole included with your meal, Oh, sorry we're out OF GUACMOLE...at a mexican restaurant.

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Additional Information about Polli's Mexican Restaurant

Address: 1202 Makawao Ave, Makawao, Maui, HI 96768-9522
Phone Number: 808-572-7808
Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Maui  >  Makawao
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 20 - 20
Cuisine: Mexican, American, Vegetarian

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1202 Makawao Ave, Makawao, Maui, HI 96768-9522
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Maui  >  Makawao
  • Phone Number: 808-572-7808

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 20
  • Price Range: $ $
  • Cuisine: Mexican, American, Vegetarian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?