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Mama's Hawaiian BBQ

850 E. Speedway Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85719
(520) 792-2350
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Ranked #354 of 1,684 restaurants in Tucson
Cuisines: Barbecue, Hawaiian
Most recent review
- Apr 6, 2014
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7 reviews from our community

85% Recommend
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English first
Lake City, Colorado
12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

We tried the newer location in Sahuarita and we were not disappointed. The restaurant was clean and nicely decorated and we enjoyed the soft Hawaiian music in the background. The employees were all very pleasant and friendly. I ordered the macadamia-crusted tilapia which was delicious. My husband ordered the Kalua pork and it was excellent. The portions are generous. Wish... More

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Chicago, Il
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87 reviews 87 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

This place is a fast food version of a Hawaiian grill. Paper plates and plastic booths. Not much for ambiance. However the food was descent and you get a fair amount of it. The house salad is nice with the pineapple on top. Little on the expensive side for a paper plate sort of place.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

I am so excited to have the Marana location. You get large amounts of food that taste great. The customer service is excellent as well. We have a 19 year old GSD that refuses to take her meds... we buy her the Big Kahuna and her meds go down quickly :) it is so much meat it lasts for days.... More

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tucson az
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59 reviews 59 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

Thank goodness we now have a Hawaiian BBQ here in Tucson. I close my eyes and pretend I am back in Hawaii which doesn't work but at least I know I will be getting an authentic meal. Mama's is located on Speedway Blvd. It offers traditional plate lunches (entree', rice, and mac salad). Entree's include teriyaki chicken and beef, mahi... More

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Tucson, Arizona
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67 reviews 67 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2013

I've never tried Hawaiin BBQ before, but I consider myself a BBQ fanatic. I adore Brush Fire BBQ (brushfirebbq.com) to the extent that I would eat there even if I wasn't hungry at all. So when my bestie suggested trying Mama's Hawaiin BBQ near to the U of A campus, I was more than ready to get my Que on.... More

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Tucson, Arizona
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2012

The food is really great, especially the shredded pork. My husband is a big food snob and he loves them. I also use them for catering at work all the time, they are extremely reasonably priced and have great presentation.

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Cotopaxi, Colorado
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307 reviews 307 reviews
227 restaurant reviews
151 helpful votes 151 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2011

We saw this new restaurant on Speedway and thought we would try since we have enjoyed Hawaiian food. It is a converted fast food place and runs on the same lines. So three dots for atmosphere. However, it is a nice change from the usual burgers. I had the beef teriyaki while my wife had the chicken katsu. There were... More

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