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mi ranchito

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main street, Hawi, Island of Hawaii, HI
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Dining options: Lunch, Takeout
Description: just to the sea side of the liquor store/convenience store

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  • 6
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Excellent Value, Good Meal

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 31, 2015
Bima77
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Queen Charlotte
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Queen Charlotte
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221 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 192 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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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

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Thank Audrey B
Walnut Creek, California
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 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.

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2 Thank TrvlbugX2
Hawi, Hawaii, United States
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 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.

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Thank Cecily D
Bellaire, Michigan
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84 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 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.

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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.

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1 Thank luvtotravel2013
Portland, Oregon
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36 reviews
19 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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Hawi, Hawaii
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Without doubt the finest, freshest, cooked to order, Mexican food on the Big Island of Hawaii.!!! Maria is an excellent Mexican chef and owner and nothing is steam-table warmed. The menu is extensive with all the traditional south of the border offerings. If your mouth is watering for delicious "home-cooked" Mexican food, truly "home-cooked" as she lives on the site... More 

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Thank CRAIG W
Phoenix, Arizona
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36 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Went there on a whim and glad we did. True Mexican food served the traditional way. Just a small restaurant with no more then 12 small tables. You walk up to a window, place your order and sit down. They bring it to you. We started with the chips and salsa and the taste of the salsa blew us away... More 

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Thank rbadgley
Victoria, Canada
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28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

This is literally a hole in a wall with half a dozen tables in the breezeway. Such a charming little place in downtown Hawi. The locals eat there regularly and the lovely women at the window was busy taking phone orders. Food is served on huge platters with gorgeous salsa and guacamole. Honestly I am no expert on Mexican food... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: main street, Hawi, Island of Hawaii, HI
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Hawi

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

Description

just to the sea side of the liquor store/convenience store

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