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Lucy's Taqueria

#11 of 187 Restaurants in Hilo
Certificate of Excellence
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194 Kilauea Ave, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-2990
+1 808-315-8246
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10:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Mon 10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wed - Thu 10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Brandenburg, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

What things are affordable in Hawaii Island? Well.... bus rides, shopping at KTC and Lucy's Taqueria! After a week at a resort it was time to get back into the REAL world, and even though prices in Hilo are cheaper, they still aren't cheap. Until we got to Lucy's Taqueria - its not a touristy spot, you have to look... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Great product at great prices, also their drink prices were very reasonable. The portions were good sized and they have a kid play area. The whole time I was there they had a line out the door because this is such a hot spot

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Oregon Coast, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were craving Mexican food on our Big Island vacation and were very happy to visit Lucy's. The chicken tortilla soup was the best apart from what I make myself and my pork tamales were out of this world. My husband's burrito was huge and looked delicious, accompanied by authentic two-tortilla tacos. Nice choice of pinto or black beans.

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Eugene, Oregon
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

OK it could just be us as this is probably the busiest restaurant in Hilo. It is very popular. But if you looking for a nice time it is just too busy and crazy a place to eat. Very loud place. You order at a counter. Which I should point out is the way the majority of places are in... More 

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Naalehu, Hawaii
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had been searching for a few years. Moved here from Texas. Tried several places that really fell short on flavor. Lucy's is wonderful. GREAT prices for sure, and a large variety of choices. We had two different menu items. I got the "wet" burrito, and actually had it for two meals because it was so huge (and good). My... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a wonderful meal at this restaurant. We were a bit taken aback at the rough and ready ambiance but the food was wonderful. The prawn taco, in particular, was very special. The burritos are enormous.

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Thank klynnmeyer
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have eaten Mexican in many locations in the States and this has to be the most authentic we've ever had. The menu adequately describes the unique menu items. Lucy's mom took our order and she was a smiling, happy and friendly greeter. All employees were helpful and engaging. We enjoyed the salsa bar. It's quick and good. The bar... More 

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Mequon, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went to Lucy's on a gray and rainy Saturday evening. The place was hopping with energy. Food was delicious. Especially loved the Ceviche Tostada.

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Wangaratta, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a fabulous Hilo gem this is! We arrived on a miserable night in need of food and stumbled across this place quite by accident. Between all the members of our group we tried tacos, burritos, quesadillas and enchiladas and ALL were delicious! The vibe in the taqueria was relaxed and the ordering/busing system worked really well. Staff were friendly... More 

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Berkeley, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I were revisiting the Big Island and chose to stay in Hilo to be closer to Volcanoes National Park. Since Mexican cuisine provides many gluten-free options for my wife, we headed to Lucy’s Taqueria. To be honest, we had relatively mild expectations. There are many really outstanding Mexican restaurants in the San Francisco Bay area, and we... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Large groups, Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 194 Kilauea Ave, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-2990
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Hilo
  • Phone Number: +1 808-315-8246
Description
At Lucys we try to give you a great all around experience, as well as some good food. We use the freshest ingredient from right here in our backyards to the best of our abilities, supporting our local farmers, ranchers, and fellow business owners. We serve lunch, dinner, and breakfast all day. We have a full bar, as well as ten draft beers on tap. Come in a take a look, or eat, or drink, or eat and drink.... and join the party

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