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“Bad service, food slightly better”
2 of 5 bubbles Review of Just Tacos - CLOSED

Just Tacos
Cuisines: Mexican, Bar, Pub
Dining options: Dinner, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Illinois
Level Contributor
92 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
“Bad service, food slightly better”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 31, 2013

We ate here on Jan 28th. Service was horrible. Long waits for even for the tea. Wife had fsih tacos that had a very small piece of fish on them. I had the steak taco salad with rice on the bottom. The place was not all that busy. Person who I assumed to be manager waiting on tables himself with lots of apologies going around. Steer clear.

  • Visited January 2013
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1 Thank gsr
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  • English first
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English first
Waimea, Hawaii
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82 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
“One of the worst meals ever”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 26, 2013

The service was abyssmal - slow, wrong order, never got the iced tea I ordered at all. The meal - I ordered the combo plate with enchiladas and tamale, got the chile rellenos and tamale, was smothered in a thick sauce that tasted of nothing in particular but salt. I ordered iced tea, got only water. Service was so slow that by the time the waitress returned to check on us we were pretty much finished. I was with my 91 year old mom who ordered a hamburger and that, to be fair, she said was quite good. The chips and salsa were also a redeeming feature. Probably you'd do okay here for drinks and appetizers (saw some folks with the calamari and it looked good) but there are many much better places to eat on the Kohala Coast, including the food court at the Queen's Shops!

  • Visited January 2013
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1 Thank KohalaGal
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Vancouver, Canada
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37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“great mexican in hawaii! who knew?”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 23, 2013

We thought we'd give Mexican food in Hawaii a go and went to Just Tacos for lunch. We ended up coming back 2 days later because the chipotle wings looked soooo good at someone else's table, we had to come back and try them out! They were great and so were the margaritas. Wings had a nice smoky, sweet heat to them. Good service as well.

  • Visited November 2012
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Thank gemmad03
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Waimea, Hawaii
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572 reviews
376 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
“Good Margaritas, Bad Food”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 20, 2013

The menu here looks great with all of their "authentic" and special offerings. We started off with a frozen margarita which was great. That, unfortunately, set our expectations high for our food orders.

The chile rellenos were salty, and the salsa verde pork tacos were even saltier. In fact, the excessive salt drowned out most of the Mexican flavors.

I would definitely avoid this restaurant.

  • Visited January 2013
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Thank BigIsleFoodie
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“Great food. Great service.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2013

We had the one male waiter and he helped get our order in before two large parties. We got our beers and the delicious roasted salsa very fast. Our dinners were delicious and a great deal compared to other choices at the Mauna Lani.

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Thank jessidare
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