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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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88 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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46 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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350 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 321 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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329 reviews
189 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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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108 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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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30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars 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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147 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars 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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13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016 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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27 reviews
17 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

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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
Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Families with children
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?