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Lucy's Taqueria

194 Kilauea Ave, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720
+1 808-315-8246
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good24%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“burrito” (77 reviews)
“chips and salsa” (23 reviews)
“tacos” (31 reviews)
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Mexican, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
194 Kilauea Ave, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720
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Reviewed yesterday

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 days 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 1 week 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 2 weeks ago 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 2 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

So we arrive after walking the town most of the morning. First of all we realize you order at a counter, not sit and be waited on. This was okay, but then it just goes down hill. You order, then you bring the chips and...More

Thank Elizabeth M
Reviewed 26 September 2017 via mobile

Delicious meal! We were recommended this place by a local we met today. Thank goodness we were told other wise we wouldn’t have know it existed. So friendly! Amazing margaritas too. I can’t remember the name of the plum rim on my drink but I...More

Thank Jess S
Reviewed 25 September 2017 via mobile

Local Mexican spot with full bar and kids play area. No need to dress up. Quick service. I recommend the fresh fish it was moist and delicious, black beans were good but rice is not cooked with fresh tomatoes it is more fried. Guacamole tastes...More

Thank puravidamum
Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

Everything was weird and no one explained anything. You go in and I can see that you order at the counter. But I don’t see a menu anywhere. And my partner went to sit down but then we were told we cannot sit until we...More

Thank Ann-Marie Z
Reviewed 21 September 2017 via mobile

Loved Lucys for dinner. Family of 5 including 12, 10 and 6 year old. Friendly greeting taking our order in the long line. Patient with us. Made sure we had exactly what we wanted especially for daughter who can't eat cheese. Glad we made the...More

Thank Smooth_Horizon
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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
Groups, Child-friendly, 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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