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Luquin's Mexican Restaurant

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15-2492 Pahoa Village Road, Pahoa, Island of Hawaii, HI 96778
+1 808-965-9990
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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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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

oh, so sad.... Hope to see a new & improved Luquin's 2.0 in the NEAR future! Best wishes for all the folks that are out of work, hoping it is only temporary~

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Thank lifa527
Volcano, Hawaii
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49 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

LuQuin's Mexican Restaurant burned down 2 nights ago. It is such a loss. Will definatly miss this restaurant...

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Thank MaxHall
3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Well, the place just burned down after taking loving care of us for many delicious years. I'm hoping..., REALLY hoping they will return. They are loved by the community and have the best cheese enchiladas and frijoles anywhere on the planet! Can't wait to eat them again!!!!!

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Thank Jenny D
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This is the best restaurant in Pahoa, with all the delicious Mexican dishes you would expect and more, like yummy cheese burgers, steak and fresh local fish! But unfortunately, in the wee hours of the morning on January 15, 2017 a fire ripped through the restaurant, the Akebono Theater and a pawn shop. All are now gone, but owner Sal... More 

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Thank FrugalKamaaina
Pahoa, Hawaii
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Pahoa fire officials have declared Luquin's Mexican Restaurant to be a total loss, along with the historic Akebono Theater. Hopefully, they will rebuild the only Mexican food establishment in Puna.

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Thank marksavoid
Pahoa, Hawaii
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43 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

In the last couple decades we watched Luquins grow, and it grew for good reasons. It has doubled in size, adding dining rooms and a whole new bar. When it's busy you might have to wait a minute for the complimental chips and salsa because they cook their chips fresh. It's been a favorite for our, and all the local... More 

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Thank patfromlogan
Guerneville, California
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144 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's not fancy. The dark furniture and worn tile floors are depressing. It is quite large, so can get busy. The breakfasts were easily the best we found in Pahoa and rival good, basic breakfasts anywhere. Deserves 5 stars for breakfasts but probably 3-4 stars overall (we didn't try other times). I am particular about my pancakes. Too many places... More 

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Thank IQ140
Honolulu
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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

Luquin's is one of the best Mexican restaurants on the east side. The prices are reasonable and the food is great!! The portions are good size. Awesome salsa!

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Thank Scott G
Seattle, Washington
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35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had dinner hear, yes, it was a busy night, however, it was around an hour and 15 minutes to get a plate of enchiladas and a taco salad. The salad was soupy, the "shredded beef" was nearly all fat globs. The waitress was great, and did the best she could, but I'd pass on this place if I were... More 

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Hilo, Hawaii
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43 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have lived in Pahoa for about a year, it's time I shared one of the places we frequent! Luquin's isn't a fancy place at all. Some might be tempted to call it a "dive." However, often the most ONO grinds are found at places just like this. They have an extensive menu of homestyle Mexican food and do "American"... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $15
Cuisine
Mexican
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Kids, Dining on a budget, Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
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: +1 808-965-9990

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