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Lucy's Taqueria

194 Kilauea Ave, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-2990
+1 808-315-8246
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good24%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“burrito” (72 reviews)
“tacos” (27 reviews)
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Mexican, Vegetarian Friendly
194 Kilauea Ave, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-2990
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Reviews (334)
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My meal was served fresh, Three tacos very similar to street tacos, grilled tasty with lime and then I ordered the grilled corn on the cob which was excellent. Ordering was by talking to the waitress who used a marking pin and a laminated menu...More

Thank Randy B
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have tried Lucy's three times now and have had three mediocre meals. This place is run like a fast food restaurant with regular restaurant prices (or higher!). You wait at a counter to order - twice it was a long, slow moving line -...More

Thank UkePlayer
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Kind a different Mexican food. Very simple, but everything was fresh and tasted great. You order and pay at counter, seat yourself and they bring your food out. You also buss your own tables. Staff was friendly and food arrived quickly. The style of mexican...More

Thank bandrsntch
Reviewed 18 April 2017

This is not a full-service restaurant. In fact, the service is lesser than many fast casual restaurants. One has to remove their own plates from the tables, like at most fast casual restaurants. However, many times employees will take your empty trays for you at...More

Thank ClevelandBeachBoy
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Good, quick dinner after a relaxing day in Hilo. Tacos were delicious and the drinks were good. What more can I say

Thank Alisha F
Reviewed 12 April 2017

I absolutely love the veggie taco plate; the stewed tomatoes are the best, so flavor-filled. Sit at the bar and get John's Margarita - none better!

1  Thank HawaiiHawkGal
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

My wife and I went with another couple to try the food at Lucy's as we enjoy Mexican food and we'd heard some good things about this place. In all honesty, the food was decent and with the place as busy as it was it's...More

Thank Don M
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

I'm from San Diego and I'm pretty particular about my Mexican food. I give this place an A. All other Mexican restaurants on the Big Island are not so good. This one is very good.

Thank JohnHawaii
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

Had the most amazing chorizo tacos here. Usually am not a fan of Mexican beans but these were fantastic. The chips and warm green salsa they give you are superb. And if you're still hungry they their pork taquitos covered in sour cream and guacamole....More

Thank Hewson01
Reviewed 4 April 2017

Stopped here for lunch after zipping. Food was good (not great, but good) and VERY plentiful. Hubby was super happy with his meat! I think there was a whole chicken on his plate! Service was good and quick. Everyone enjoyed their meal choices. Everyone left...More

Thank PDXfam6
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Cruzah S
to me is not in same leauge. when offered, customers were already paying for burrito, addional charge for deluxe meat then addional charge for grilling the meat. I would not mind another upcharge for a grilled tripas burrito Thanks
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
Please consider offering customers grilled tripas burrito? Sure restraunt business is hard work. and sorry lengua and cabeza 
16 February 2017|
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Response from Stanley S | Reviewed this property |
I totally agree.
Cruzah S
Why tripas on a burrito no longer an option? Was ordering grilled tripas burrito for the last couple years and absolutely loving it also told all my friends to go to Lucy's to get the intestine burritos so disappointed now.
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
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 194 Kilauea Ave, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-2990
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Hilo
  • Phone Number: +1 808-315-8246
  • E-mail
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