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Polli's Mexican Restaurant

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Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly
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1202 Makawao Ave, Makawao, Maui, HI 96768-9522
+1 808-572-7808
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11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Kihei, Hawaii
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40 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2016

Poor service and the food was terrible....will never go.back....they used to have a Pollys on Sugar Beach which was great,but this one is not to be recommended.

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Pukalani, Hawaii
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2016

I live on Maui and Polli's is amazing! Very good, authentic and reasonable Mexican food. Still miss some mainland restaurants but this is definitely a place to visit...and it is in downtown Makawao! There is so much to see there.....make it a day. Maybe even go on 1st Friday for the festivities..very fun!!!

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Thank sojournermaui
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2016 via mobile

Really good food. Lots of vegetarian options. The Margaritas are delicious and they're not cheap with tequila. I hate weak mixed drinks, why bother! Staff is friendly, Makawao is a beautiful old cowboy town in upcountry Maui. This place has been here a really long time, locals love it! Do yourself a favor and make time to try it. I... More 

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Kula, Hawaii
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56 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2016

That's what the sign says on the roof. Great Mexican food in a purely local environment. Service is great and fun atmosphere Don't be surprised if a chicken strolls into the restaurant. It's in the country!

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Potomac, Md. USA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2016

Good Mexican food, casual atmosphere, good service. What more can one say? The margaritas were luscious.

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Kelowna, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 368 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2016

We split a delicious fish taco dish with tasty beans etc. and something else, I can't remember. This is a popular and somewhat noisy spot in Makawao, which has many other charms. We waited 15 minutes for a table, sitting on the porch.

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seward,ak
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2016 via mobile

We stopped here for lunch on our way back from a hike. This was our second time there, our first experience was good enough to try it again. Service was lacking although they had 4 front of house staff members on shift- we ordered guacamole and never received it & our drinks weren't refilled. The food was pathetic- everything lacked... More 

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Warsaw, Poland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2016

Very good Mexican food, large portions, good service, convenient parking, not to expensive, popular place - it's possible to wait a bit for a table.

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boulder
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2016

We used to live on Maui and just visited again after 12 years gone. We went for lunch and Polli's is pretty much exactly the same as it's always been. Kind of greasy dinner meets Mexican. That's not necessarily a bad thing. Mostly NOT health food, with huge portions and large baskets of chips with salsa. Great for families with... More 

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Silver Lake, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2016

We went to Polli's after going to the swap meet. Seriously amazing food, my sister and I had the enchilada and taco plate, and my husband and brother in law had the chimachanga. The portions are very generous and the food is amazing, well worth making the drive there!!!!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 20 - US$ 20
Cuisine
Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1202 Makawao Ave, Makawao, Maui, HI 96768-9522
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Maui  >  Makawao
  • Phone Number: +1 808-572-7808

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?