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Luquin's Mexican Restaurant

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15-2492 Pahoa Village Road, Pahoa, Island of Hawaii, HI 96778
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

the place es like a old fashion place, ad you can see a little ornaments all around place remains you some Mexico places. the food es quite good, he service friendly, highly recommend the bar and margaritas , mhhh delicious

Thank Kanory O
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016 via mobile

The food was fantastic! The Chichi's were yummy with some kind if red sugared powder that was surprisingly good! Nice atmosphere. Friendly staff...

Thank June P
Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

Have only been here for breakfast but it is the first place I go to when I return to Pahoa. Eggs, cheese, bacon, toast, coffee.......all at a reasonable price and yummy.........

Thank Mieke557
Pahoa, Hawaii
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

Best margaritas - best bartender pour. We can't get past the lilikoi margarita - they use fresh Island lilikoi and it tastes like it, too! The food is really good - might not be the BEST Mexican food, but it is fresh and delicious and HOT (temperature) every time. The burgers are great, too! Anytime you order shrimp it is... More 

Thank graceisenough
Rotherham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2016

The restaurant was very busy when we went it, and every time we went past. Found it a little strange as the food was pretty average. I am not an expert of Mexican food (I have managed to visit Mexico twice though), but am pretty sure I have had better. Service was decent though, and quick considering how many people... More 

Thank DanG23
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2016

Four of us stopped here for lunch. I judge a Mexican restaurant immediately by its chips and salsa and this place hit it out of the ballpark! The chips were freshly fried and plump; the salsa homemade with a nice kick. We also ordered more chips with good guacamole. I had a delicious chicken enchilada and taco with the quintessential... More 

Thank Teramo48
Fredericksburg, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2016

Always a family favorite in this funky little town. This trip was even better than in the past. The blended margaritas are a must have if you want a cocktail and the taco salad is highly recommended. Very friendly and some awesome carnitas and enchiladas.

Thank Loveacorona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016 via mobile

After a morning of snorkelling at the Kapoho tide pools the family drove to Luquin's. The service was great and food was great!

Thank KCFoodLover
Pahoa, Hawaii
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016

A very local scene in the center of Pahoa. It is rustic and if you are into clean and classy this is not the place for you. However if you want large portions of basic Mexican, local conversations and really good Margaritas it the place to be.

Thank alohagirl61
Haiku, Hawaii
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 3, 2016

I was told that this was as good as what i had in California.....but not so....it is ok .....but not spiced well......a rather bland flavor.....but friendly and has good portions and reasonable

Thank norman m

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $15
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Large groups
Open Hours
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 15-2492 Pahoa Village Road, Pahoa, Island of Hawaii, HI 96778
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Pahoa
  • Phone Number: 808-965-9990

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?