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Polli's Mexican Restaurant

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American, Mexican, 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: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Good for:
Families with children
Bar scene
Dining on a budget
Lunch
Dinner
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 91
    Excellent
  • 99
    Very good
  • 24
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Service slow

Service was very slow.... It seemed like they were there only because they needed a Mexican restaurant in town. Skip and go to Maui tacos.

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 27, 2015
Friendsfamily2013
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Corona, California
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
  • Dining on a budget
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Late Night
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Corona, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

Service was very slow.... It seemed like they were there only because they needed a Mexican restaurant in town. Skip and go to Maui tacos.

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traverse city, mi
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246 reviews 246 reviews
200 restaurant reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Slit a dinner salad with the almond/garlic house dressing with the designated wife. I had the seafood enchilada plate. The DW had the quasadias (sic). Salad was enough for 2 and the great dressing came in a small bowl. The enchilada was loaded with shrimp and ono. Delicious. The dw's meal came with a cup or more of guacamole, enough... More 

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Makawao
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Polli's is right around the corner from my house, but I hardly ever go there, unless I have company and don't want to cook. Well, my sister and her new boyfriend were in town, so we went there for dinner. I was pleasantly surprised! The margaritas were huge, I got a mango margarita, and it was pretty yummy. Didn't order... More 

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New Harmony, Utah
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

We have been going to this upcountry restaurant for about 30 yrs. It is fun to eat at a place you took your kids to when they were little! The Mexican food has always been great- and the service is always very good. We wouldn't miss it on our trips there!

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Red Lion, PA
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49 reviews 49 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

My husband and I enjoyed lunch at Polli's while spending time in Makawao. He enjoyed the seafood enchilada plate while I ordered the chicken enchilada dinner. Both meals met our expectations as did the margaritas! The portions were perfectly sized, and while the restaurant is somewhat small and we had a 10 minute wait, we were so happy with our... More 

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Bountiful, Utah
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56 reviews 56 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Fajitas- I was told by those who got them fabulous, shrimp and steak. I had the tasty seafood enchiladas. Salsa was just right. Always seems to be busy - which means I'm not the only one who thinks the place should be a stop along the way. The town of Makawoe very quaint.

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Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Stopped in for dinner. Good waitress. Food was average at best. Had beef and shrimp fajitas. Guacamole was good. Beef was tough and hard to chew. Shrimp was good but overall seasoning was poor. It is not a place I would eat at again.

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Victoria, BC
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80 reviews 80 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Polli's is a very busy place but it's welcoming and friendly. I can't claim to know Mexican cuisine well, but I enjoyed the food, margarita and atmosphere. The servings were enormous (by my standards) but I managed to finish my meal with no regret or apology. The crowd seemed to be a nice mix of locals and tourists.

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Seattle, Washington
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

The line out the door did not tell the whole story. Happy hour here is well celebrated by locals and visitors who were there to get some cold ones on this Friday after quitting time. But the food we ordered, the fish burrito and two fish tacos were arguably the least authentic and most unpalatable "Mexican" food we have ever... More 

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Kihei
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34 reviews 34 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Let me say the entree was outstanding. My wife & I got the shrimp & steak fajita grande which is for two, and we should've stopped there. We added the refried beans and rice which seems to be straight out of a can. However the fajita was both delicious and large with both shrimp & steak left after all the... More 

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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
  • Cuisine: American, Mexican, Vegetarian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Dining on a budget
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?