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“A not to miss foodie experience! It's delish all around.”
Review of Lucy's Taqueria

Lucy's Taqueria
Ranked #13 of 243 Restaurants in Hilo
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mexican
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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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
judyb_ATL
Level 6 Contributor
105 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“A not to miss foodie experience! It's delish all around.”
Reviewed December 1, 2012 via mobile

Local joint that will rock your face off with the delish Mexican. Go with the recommendations if the menu is too hard to choose from. We did and it did not disappoint.

Best Mexican outside of Southern California.

Staff is friendly, fast and welcoming of tourists.

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English first
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7 reviews
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“Best Mexican Hilo can offer.”
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
Level 6 Contributor
134 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
“Oh my! Say no to flautas!”
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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1 Thank NHAnimator
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Honolulu, Hawaii
Level 5 Contributor
80 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“A delightful find in downtown hilo”
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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Thank stephen96821
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Alameda, California
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“authentic & casual”
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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Thank Melinda H
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