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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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Pahoa, Hawaii
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26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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137 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Not the best Mexican food in the world. Food can be bland and quality of the meats could be better. Nevertheless very popular in Pahoa. Good service and atmosphere.

Thank Mike W
Las Cruces, New Mexico
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016 via mobile

Living in a small NM town we get spoiled with awesome Mexican and Tex-mex favors but add the ocean, trade winds, and salt air and you get Luquins! Cold draft beer ( Longboard) from Kona brewing company or a house margarita (Yum! ) and it can't be beat! If you're on the big island and in Pahoa town you really... More 

Thank Martha M
Pahoa, Hawaii
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

Luquin's is not fine dining by a long shot.... it's an older building with easily as much atmosphere as a hardware store, but the food is great, the prices are really reasonable, the service is friendly, the parking is easy, and it's always filled with a genial crowd. Great place for a relaxed meal with friends...

Thank hawaiimiguel
Los Angeles, California
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37 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016

This is not the best Mexican food, but it's decent. I'd rather go here for the breakfast. Other than the food, the drinks and service is good.

Thank Priskilla6
Lancaster, Ohio
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016

The fajitas were delicious as were the salsa and chips. Prices were very reasonable. Finding a parking space in downtown Pahoa can be a bit challenging but the restaurant is worth it! It can get a bit loud later in the evening.

Thank RockinRick43130
Cleveland, Ohio
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

Luqin's is one of the few bustling places in the sleepy town of Pahoa. It has a full bar and live music, which makes it a loud and busy atmosphere. If you are a tourist and really want to check out local characters and lifestyle-- this is the place! The food is average, but consistent. The waitresses are very busy,... More 

Thank 126cleveland216
San Francisco, California
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61 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2016 via mobile

Its a perfect place for you to settle your hang over or start a new drinking day in the late morning. They got a decent breakfast menu and the fresly made guava juices. Want ti feel like a local, then pay a visit to Luquin"s.

Thank Ann C
Santa Rosa, California
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2016

Nice hang out with good Mexican food. Some nights they have live music. Always can find a table in this large restaurant.

Thank jrouski

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $15
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television
Good for
Families with children, Bar scene, Dining on a budget
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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?