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main street, Hawi, Island of Hawaii, HI
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New Brunswick
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160 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

The parking is in the back of the building that it shares with other businesses, so it is easy to miss it. It has a small patio where you can sit and eat after ordering your meal at a little window. When your order is ready, the cook or her helper will come to your table with it. The food... More 

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Moncton, Canada
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291 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 169 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2016

This place is not easy to find, blink and you miss it. Look for the big brown building of the Kohala Trade Center. There is a tiny sign in front but the restaurant is in the back. Limited parking on the street (which is almost always full) but there are a few spots in back. There are many choices in... More 

Thank Luv2travel_RS
Gig Harbor, Washington
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2016

I love their chile rellenos! They are the bomb! This is a very small, family operation that serves big taste. Be sure to try the chicken super nachos as an appetizer.

Thank richstreet2016
Queen Charlotte
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220 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 197 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

If you're in Hawi looking for a good-value, authentic Mexican meal, you're in luck! The restaurant is a kitchen with an ordering window, and several tables on the lanai . You order from the very extensive menu, and the food is delivered to your table. The cuisine is best described as "Mama's home cooking". It isn't fancy, it's just tasty,... More 

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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

it was awesome i hope i get to do it again and i normally don't like this sort of thing the only thing i didn't like was that it was really hot

Thank Audrey B
Walnut Creek, California
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Some of the best Mexican food we have ever had. Ingredients were fresh and authentic (no 'fast food' here). Order at the window, and they bring the food to your table. Very nice staff. Cash only, but there is an ATM nearby if you are in a pinch.

2 Thank TrvlbugX2
Hawi, Hawaii, United States
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Mi Ranchito is a little treasure tucked away in Hawi. Whenever I miss Texas eating, I can get my chili rellenos fix right here. I highly recommend the guacamole, made fresh to order and not just a scoop, it's a meal. With Homemade Jamacia and friendly service Mi Ranchito is my favorite stop for comfort food on the Big Island.

Thank Cecily D
Bellaire, Michigan
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110 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 via mobile

It was our lucky day when we found this place per recommendation of a friend. The food was great and we enjoyed the Mexican music. There was a breeze. Food is cooked to order. No credit cards but prices are reasonable.

Thank Saluki66686
Victoria, Canada
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21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

We were delighted to stumble upon Mi Ranchito, as others have said, it is tucked away behind a couple store front shops, but on a hot Hawaii day, it was very pleasant to sit in the shade with a bit of a breeze and have some genuine mexican food. Delicious, very reasonably priced Will be back again next year.

1 Thank luvtotravel2013
Portland, Oregon
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40 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Even in blink-and-you'll-miss-it Hawi, Mi Ranchito is hidden back behind a real estate office and a knick-knack store. A lady in the real estate office told me the only reason she came to Hawi to work one day a week was to eat here. This is a tiny hole in the wall, but the ladies in the kitchen are Mexican... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: main street, Hawi, Island of Hawaii, HI
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Hawi
just to the sea side of the liquor store/convenience store

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?