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Lucy's Taqueria

194 Kilauea Ave, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720
+1 808-315-8246
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good25%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“burrito” (78 reviews)
“chips and salsa” (24 reviews)
“tacos” (31 reviews)
Open Now
10:30 AM - 9:00 PMAll hours
Mexican, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
194 Kilauea Ave, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Very delicious family style preparation of Mexican Food. I enjoyed it very much, and would recommend it to all of my friends as well as come back. They have a huge menu, and a bar.

Thank Todd P
Reviewed 6 days ago

Went in for lunch to celebrate our anniversary, love to sit in the bar, get fast service and a ice cold margarity pronto......I love the house salsa too....corn totillas are great, and Ron had a Steak Burrito, he siad the meat was very tender and...More

Thank gardengirl54
Reviewed 6 days ago

We stopped here because of the TripAdvisor reviews. It is more of a fast-food style of restaurant. You stand in line to place your order (they do bring the food to you). I had tacos and did not finish the meal. It was not good....More

Thank GottagetoutofWisc
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a MUST if you are in or near Hilo! Fantastic Mexican food. Casual atmosphere and friendly staff. Located in strip mall - not fancy. Order at the counter, then find a table and they deliver your order when it’s ready. We ordered the...More

Thank somanytrips2go
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wandered round Hilo looking for a place to get lunch. Passed Subway by - bread is too full of sugar to be palatable. Lucy's looked ok so in we went. The server was very friendly and obliging. We ordered Nachos Deluxe and when they appeared...More

Thank jpatto26
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Like most of Hilo's good restaurants, this one is off the beaten track, tucked in a strip mall. But nevermind, food's good and staff is friendly. Long line to order when we were there -- it looked like a wedding party had landed, millennial guys...More

Thank lindahagenmiller
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

So I read all the great reviews...but still sat in my car contemplating whether or not to go in after pulling into the parking lot. I was fine with bussing my own table - but a Mexican joint located in a strip mall in Hawai‘i?...More

Thank Second_City_Traveler
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had fish and pastor tacos with rice and beans. Amazing. Food was fresh, chips and salsa with meal. Great staff that are super quick with your food. Order at the counter and bus your own table, please!

Thank Rachel H
Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

We heard about this place and we were glad we took the recommendation. We were on our way and needed quick take out. This place was great! Authentic Mexican! Very extensive menu but I got the fajita- style burrito with grilled onions and peppers. Delicious....More

Thank Gemaroo
Reviewed 1 November 2017

During our stay in Hilo, Hawaii we ate at Lucy's Taqueria on the recommendation of a tour guide. We were not disappointed! Lucy's boasts great food and that is exactly what it is, all presented in a vibrant atmosphere. You order at the counter so...More

Thank Laura P
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Questions & Answers
Cruzah S
16 February 2017|
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Response from 42marleneh | Property representative |
Hey Cruzah.... sorry. Yes... we were serving the tripas burrito, but we re-evaluated this item, and with the cost and the labor.... especially the labor... we decided to cut back on it.....but we still serve tripas in the... More
Cruzah S
16 February 2017|
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Response from Stanley S | Reviewed this property |
I totally agree.
Cruzah S
16 January 2017|
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Response from 42marleneh | Property representative |
Hi Cruzah.... During the break we were analyzing our menu options, prices, food cost, etc... and we realized how expensive tripas really are. With the initial cost...which is high, plus the labor costs to thread the... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Kids
Open Hours
10:30 AM - 9:00 PM
10:30 AM - 9:00 PM
10:30 AM - 9:00 PM
10:30 AM - 9:00 PM
10:30 AM - 10:00 PM
10:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 194 Kilauea Ave, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Hilo
  • Phone Number: +1 808-315-8246
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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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