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“Best Mexican Hilo can offer.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Lucy's Taqueria

Lucy's Taqueria
Ranked #12 of 228 Restaurants in Hilo
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: At Lucys we try to give you a great all around experience, as well as some good food. We use the freshest ingredient from right here in our backyards to the best of our abilities, supporting our local farmers, ranchers, and fellow business owners. We serve lunch, dinner, and breakfast all day. We have a full bar, as well as ten draft beers on tap. Come in a take a look, or eat, or drink, or eat and drink.... and join the party
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“Best Mexican Hilo can offer.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2012 via mobile

Coming from Southern California living in a place devoid of Mexican food is a foreign concept for me. Lucy's does a great job though of bringing authentic Mexican food to the Big Island. My personal favorite is the chicken taquitos. Also their fresh cooked salsa is to die for!

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Dover, New Hampshire
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125 reviews
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“Oh my! Say no to flautas!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2012

The wife and I got a wet burrito each and they were enormous. We shouldn't have ordered the flautas as well because they were very large and there was no way we were going to finish eating it all. Food was flavored well and not smothered in cheese (like we see some Mexican restaurants do). The salsa for the chips was unlike any we had had before and it wasn't to my personal liking.

When we arrived and got into line, one woman took our order using a small dry-erase type of menu card which she then handed to us as we waited to pay. We then paid for our food and received a small paper mache bull (named Cristobal) which we brought back to our table. When the food came out, they took the bull away. Service was fast.

Atmosphere was fun... Busy and noisy, and broken into areas for kitchen, dining, seating, etc. Somewhat messy layout, but not unclean.

Staff was VERY friendly and we wished our stay in Hilo was longer so that we could have visited again.

Highly recommended.

  • Visited November 2012
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Honolulu, Hawaii
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“A delightful find in downtown hilo”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012 via mobile

Extensive menu. Lots of interesting choices and combinations. Counter service, no frills, but still has atmosphere
and personal service. Would definitely recommend it, and would definitely return. A real find!

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Alameda, California
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“authentic & casual”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2012

A great menu selection, family friendly, and quick service after ordering at the counter. Friendly and knowledgeable staff (cilantro-free recommendations given.) Best Mexican food I've eaten in Hilo. Half-block from D&S B&B where we stay.

Visited September 2012
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Spokane, Washington
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“Onolicious mexican food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012

Parked the car and walked downtown Hilo otherwise we probably would have never found it.Quaint location but very well done and clean restaurant. When we walked by we saw people lined up out the door and from my past experiences that usually means we're the last person to find out. Line went very quickly, very well organized establishment. Food was unbelievably good and very large portion. The $7.00 burrito could easily have fed 2. We made ours 'wet' which was well worth the $1.50 more. All the employees were very cordial. It will become a must stop for us when we venture to that side of the island again,which according to my wife is tomorrow just for the food. Highly recommended!!!!!!

  • Visited October 2012
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