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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
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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Oregon Coast, Oregon
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57 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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.

Thank Marie N
Eugene, Oregon
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606 reviews
360 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week 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 

Thank Frank P
Naalehu, Hawaii
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45 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week 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 

Thank NaalehuGal
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40 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week 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.

Thank klynnmeyer
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 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 

Thank Marlene S
Mequon, Wisconsin
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 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.

Thank Friestadt
Wangaratta, Australia
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34 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 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 

Thank Sarah W
Berkeley, California
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290 reviews
232 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 177 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 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 

Thank Andreas G
Kapolei, Hawaii
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94 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We have two small children so going to eat is rare and full of anxiety. Not only was the food great, but there is a small kids play area in the back that kept my two year old thoroughly engaged. The restaurant has a great atmosphere with a lot of serve yourself and bus your own table. It's not formal... More 

Thank jeh910
Anchorage, Alaska
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45 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped by for lunch. Very quick, delicious food, large portions and friendly staff. Larger dining area.

Thank AlaskaJJ

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Large groups, Kids
Open Hours
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
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
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?