We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Best sauteed fish ever”
Review of Luibueno's

Luibueno's
Ranked #16 of 89 Restaurants in Haleiwa
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $20
Cuisines: Mexican
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Amara Rd.
Transit: For Northbound travelers you will need to get off the bus at Kamehameha HWY + Opp Emerson RD (Stop ID # 2241). If you are traveling Southbound you will need to get off at Kamehameha HWY + Haleiwa RD. (Stop ID # 2240). For additional information on holidays or possible detours please refer to www.thebus.org
Salt Lake City, Utah
Level 4 Contributor
37 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Best sauteed fish ever”
Reviewed March 19, 2012

Luibueno's Mexican Seafood & Fish Market is the place to go for excellent sauteed fish, fish tacos and two happy hours a day. Service was excellent, food even better.

  • Visited November 2011
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
Thank digitaldi
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

425 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    194
    152
    52
    17
    10
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Danish first
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Minot, North Dakota
Level 5 Contributor
61 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“A great find!!!”
Reviewed March 15, 2012 via mobile

We were just driving by and saw this place. The food was GREAT!!! Guacamole was FANTASTIC!!!! Like crack couldn't get enough!! Salsa was super good a little kick ...the blackened ahi burrito was AWESOME!!! kitchen open so you can see what's cooking :). The atmosphere was fun service adequate but not over the top.......just all around good.

Helpful?
Thank FargoJena
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
1 review
“Our whole family loved it!”
Reviewed March 11, 2012

We were on North Shore and wanted to eat at a nice sit-down lunch. We picked this place based upon tripadvisor's review and it was awesome! Great margaritas, great chips and salsa and all the meals were delicious. We live on Oahu and we will be back!

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
Thank Honufam
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Honolulu, Hawaii
Level 6 Contributor
286 reviews
187 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
“Bad experience”
Reviewed March 8, 2012

This restaurant is over-priced, and the service is not good. We really questioned whether the fish was fresh. We won't go back - and we live close by.

Helpful?
2 Thank Hawaii-Biker
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Honolulu
Level 6 Contributor
144 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
“Second time here, good food/service, but LONG wait for our food”
Reviewed March 6, 2012

Stopped here with three friends on Sunday right around noon. It was crowded but we had the best server. She was on it. Usually, at Mexican restaurants there's either a charge for more chips and salsa or you have to ask for more after you scrape every last bit of salsa out of your container. Our server (wish I got her name), before our salsa container was empty, she brought a new container of salsa and new basket of chips. Same with our drinks...I'd say we were maybe 7/8's done with our drinks and she came to offer another refill. The two not so great things about this visit...the food took REALLY long....as in it took so long we ate 4 baskets of chips and I think we all have at least 2 refills each while waiting for our food. We sat and chatted for a while, then it got to that point where we all looked at each other and commented on how unusually slow it was, but the server was great.

The other downside, we all ordered burritos, entrees meaning with rice and beans on the side. The burritos come with beans inside. Three of us ordered fish burritos and one ordered the chicken burrito. They all looked like bean burritos with a smidge of fish or chicken. The fish burritos were definitely about 3/4s full of beans....if we knew it would have that many beans, we wouldn't have ordered the entree! I ended up scraping out about 1/3 of the beans in my burrito so I could finish it. Not ordering the fish burrito again. Wondering what the fish tacos would have looked like!

Food tasted good, service was great both times we went, but if you don't want to wait for your food, go either when they first open or during an off time during the day.

  • Visited March 2012
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
Thank TravelWithCameraHI
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Been to Luibueno's? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing