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“Authentic as far as Hawai'i can be...” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Lucy's Taqueria

Lucy's Taqueria
Ranked #10 of 229 Restaurants in Hilo
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mexican
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Restaurant details
Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, 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
Usa
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63 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Authentic as far as Hawai'i can be...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

This little restaurant is a nice little place that is sure to satisfy your Mexican needs. There aren't many other Mexican cooking places on the Big Island that I know of. This is very low scale and is frequented by students as well as tourists looking for a good deal and good food. The salsas are quite good on a self serve counter. This is busy place for a reason.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Pahoa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Best Mexican food this side of the island. Thank you for coming here!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

Finally good Mexican food has arrived! Everything is pretty good here. Great salsa bar and Al Pastor. If I had one complaint it would be the size of the Pazole soup bowl is too small.

Coming from Los Angeles, the lack of good Mexican food here on Big Island was a HUGE bummer. It was like an entire food group was missing. Finally the void has been filled.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Canada
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Great food, friendly service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013

Staff need to be more aware of food allergies (order taker did not know that flour tortilla shells are made from wheat!). That aside, we found staff to be cheerful and food to be very good quality and value.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank GranolaGirlCanada
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Boston, Massachusetts
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Just missed the mark, but still pretty good”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013 via mobile

First, Lucy's is good. Don't get me wrong. The chorizo in my burrito was really delicious and the fish tacos were great. However, the overall burrito experience was lacking due to them forgetting to put in all my goodies. I ordered the burrito especial and didn't get any of the sour cream, cheese, guacamole, none of that. Just the lettuce and tomato, which assured me that they were trying to make me the right thing. Without all the extras, the burrito was just a bit boring. I liked the atmosphere though and would definitely go back for a second try.

    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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Thank John I
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Oslo, Norway
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62 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
“Great mexican food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

Awesome place for some nice mexican food and drinks. Staff is very friendly and food comes out quick. Well worth a visit and a good pick for a downtown Hilo restaurant

  • Visited May 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank Magnus N
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