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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
Good for:
Families with children
Bar scene
Dining on a budget

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Visitor rating
  • 94
    Excellent
  • 106
    Very good
  • 25
    Average
  • 12
    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
Great Mexican Food, Margaritas and Unique Ambience

No trip to Maui is complete with out a visit to Polli's. This year was no exception and we were not disappointed. The food was great, the serving size was huge and the ambience excellent.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
Dan G
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Laurel, Montana
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
  • Dining on a budget
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Late Night
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244 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Laurel, Montana
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

No trip to Maui is complete with out a visit to Polli's. This year was no exception and we were not disappointed. The food was great, the serving size was huge and the ambience excellent.

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Fielding UT
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

A very popular local place judging by the line to get a table. They advertise as gluten-free, but it's really just corn tortillas with cross-contamination. I would advise serious gluten intolerants to stay away. My wife got sick. For the normal guy like myself the food was great and I felt I got a lot of value for the money.... More 

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Molokai, Hawaii
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

So i went in with my husband and daughter. The atmosphere was nice got seated right away very sweet waitress we came here years ago and love it figure we do one hana hou. My daughter ordered a cheese quesadilla and surprise she didnt want to eat it what shes been dying to eat the rice was a little hard... More 

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Holland, Michigan
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62 reviews 62 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Each time we dine there is a bit of a wait, but the ambiance/videos/ costumes etc. plus the enticing aromas emitting from the kitchen pass the minutes quickly! Often we try one of the specials of the day, but the burritos are always super!!!

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Makawao
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36 reviews 36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

This Mexican themed sports bar is an Upcountry Maui icon. Pay no mind to the sign out front which states, "C'mon in and eat, or we'll both starve". The place is always busy, and you may have to wait for 20-30 minutes for a table in the evenings (especially on Friday & Saturday). The place is usually a bit noisey,... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015 via mobile

Great location, great food, great staff and great prices. One of our best meals on Maui. Great place for lunch if you want to get away from the beach. Parking in back so don't worry about finding a spot on the street.

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Langley, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

It's worth going to Makawao just for the experience to eat at Polli's. The burritos and margaritas are awesome, but don't forget to order the chips and salsa, home made and delisious

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117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Locals line the bar swapping tales, great appetizers on the menu, tasty fish tacos to please your palate and a laid back feeling that should make you relax on your upcountry Maui get away. We also had some young chickens who have been hand fed coming around our table looking for chips. Seems like they have acquired a real taste... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Polli's is one of the best Mexican locations I have had on vacation. I have tried some other Mexican locations while in Maui and nothing compares. Their Lilikoi frozen margaritas are awesome. Their chips and salsa are homemade to a degree I don't often see when the word "homemade" is used. The entrees are very large and more than filling.... More 

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Makawao, Hawaii
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21 reviews 21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Polliʻs Mexican Restaurant is an excellent place to eat if youʻre in the mood for Mexican food. Set right in the heart of Makawao, Maui on the corner of Baldwin Avenue and Makawao Avenue, you canʻt miss it. We go there now and then when we feel like Mexican food and are never disappointed by the food and service. 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: Mexican, American, 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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?