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Lucy's Taqueria

#10 of 186 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 - 10:00 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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Kapolei, Hawaii
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94 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW 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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44 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

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

Thank AlaskaJJ
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nothing fancy but great food! Big selection to choose from and there salsa is fantastic! They also have a full bar. I definitely recommend you try it you won't be disappointed.

Thank Scott G
Menifee, California
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The people were nice and the food was good. If you are looking for California style Mexican food, this is the place

Thank jameseeb
Dallas, Texas, United States
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I gave 1 star because the margarita was delicious. I had the burrito, and it was obvious that the meat they used was the worst cut possible. The steak was full of gristle and very chewy. I have learned my lesson...

Thank James S
42marleneh, General Manager at Lucy's Taqueria, responded to this review

James I'm sorry to hear about your experience. I'm happy that you enjoyed your margarita, but not happy about the burrito. We do pride ourselves on our food, and our carne asada steak meat. I wish that you would have mentioned it right from the beginning and we could have fixed the problem... and you would have been helping us... More 

Bend, Oregon
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34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really great food. It is sort of cafeteria style and very casual. You order at the counter and must pick up your own drinks from the bar. They bring you the food. Excellent food a great price. Sometimes we'll eat here two or three times when visiting!! There are so many great food choices, it is hard to make a... More 

Thank Jennifer E
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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A local friend told me about this place. On the edge of downtown Hilo, it was easy to find. It's also a sign when the place is packed at 8pm. This place was slammed busy, and it seems that most of the crowd were locals, and not tourists. It did take a long time to get our food, but also... More 

Thank saul s
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Food was ok, just couldn't get over the incapability for some employees to be nice n show some decent customer service. Good steak but I won't be going back due to the rudeness of our cashier

Thank john o
Boise, idaho
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nailed it. Lucy's was an exceptional meal served by friendly people. Never mind that it is in Hilo -- even the destination didn't play into the 5 star rating here. This is strictly for the food. Thank you to TripAdvisor for suggesting this place. Carnitas, a burrito the size of a baby (no kidding, there is proof) salsa and fresh... More 

Thank MLC_1203
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 15, 2016 via mobile

The food was really tasty, the service friendly and organised...it had to be...the place is packed and buzzing, & that's on a Thursday night.

Thank Peta C

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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
Large groups, Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?