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Polli's Mexican Restaurant

₹₹ - ₹₹₹Mexican, , Vegetarian Friendly
1202 Makawao Ave, Makawao, Maui, HI 96768-9522
+1 808-572-7808
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good43%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“chips and salsa” (58 reviews)
“burrito” (46 reviews)
“tacos” (21 reviews)
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11:00 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
1202 Makawao Ave, Makawao, Maui, HI 96768-9522
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Reviewed 7 October 2016

If you're cruising through the small, upcountry town of Makawao lined with quaint boutique shops, art galleries and small cafe's offering fresh local greens, check out Polli's. It's been there since time began and is a favorite for Mexican food. It's a funky little place...More

Thank breezy4663
Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

Lia koi margaritas are awesome. The chips and salsa are good. Mix of white and corn tortillas. Went here twice so far this trip. Very consistent with a good atmosphere. The service is a little slow but hey it island time and it's vacation so...More

Thank Sullivsd1
Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

We love good Mexican food and this exceeds our expectations every time!! We plan our day to have lunch here. . .seafood enchilada is a favorite!! Great salsa!! Appetizers are delicious. Best Mexican food on the island. Great casual ambiance, delightful long-time staff.

Thank Chapko1111
Reviewed 6 October 2016

We enjoyed our lunch at Polli's. Service was friendly, and the food was good. Decor was nicely done, lots to look at.

Thank nancy34110
Reviewed 6 October 2016

We ate here today, while in Makawao. From the outside it looks like a small taco stand, but once inside, it's a sit down place with menus. The people at our table had carnitas, tamale and a super seafood burrito. The carnitas and burrito, were...More

Thank mauiturtlegirl
Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

Yesterday was National Taco day. We were Upcountry. Naturally, we decided to have a taco - where better than Polli's. It was just the lunch hour. Friendly staff talked story with us a minute. We ordered the taco plate to share. Waitress said she would...More

Thank Pamela A
Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

Good food, good drink, good price...easy to find. Friendly and comfortable. Great way to cap a visit to Mt. Haleakala. Just loved my fish taco

Thank eabelcher
Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Stopped in for a bite after a long day of fishing. Margaritas were wonderful and refreshing. The beef tacos were great and chicken enchiladas were an extremely large portion. The waitstaff however left much to be desired. Salsa bowl sat empty for over 10 minutes,...More

Thank 1999colby
Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

I'm most likely being more critical since I live where there are a lot of Mexican restaurants. The enchiladas were over cooked the shredded beef was good, I didn't care for the shredded chicken it was really dry. The portions are generous you could split...More

Thank Portage48
Reviewed 28 September 2016

Wife and i stopped here. Been missing good Mexican food since moving from CO. MISTAKE!! Quite honestly the WORST excuse for food we have ever had. Im 67, so thats a LOT of Mexican food. Dirty, noises, absolutely tasteless (except for strong vinegar in everything)....More

Thank Steven E
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24 October 2016|
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Response from Steven J | Reviewed this property |
Unfortunately.......off the top of my head I do not. Feel free to research the top restuarants you might consider and then either call or check out their menu online. Sorry........
16 October 2016|
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Response from Glenn A | Reviewed this property |
Thanks for your question. Coming from Waialea, it would be about a 20-30 minute drive, depending on traffic. For directions, just pretend you are heading back to the airport. Turn right onto the Hana Hwy and drive to a... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 20 - US$ 20
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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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