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Luibueno's Mexican and Latin Cuisine

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66-165 Kamehameha Hwy, Haleiwa, Oahu, HI 96712-1420 (Amara Rd.)
+1 808-637-7717
11:00 - 21:30
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Grand Haven, Michigan, United States
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 31 August 2015 via mobile

Got the grilled ahi burrito ala carte today and it was on point. Didn't need the beans and rice because of the chips and salsa starter. The sangarita bueno was not watered down and made for a solid filling lunch. Wife got the blackened ahi burrito and said it was just as good. Kids didn't complain either. All in, we... More 

Thank Nate G
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 29 August 2015

Food was just OK in my opinion. So many great reviews on here, but it didn't live up to the praise in my opinion. Now, I'm not a seafood lover, and maybe that's their specialty, but their chicken lacked flavor and the salsa didn't have much of a kick. Oh, and the otherwise attentive waiter completely forgot about our appetizer,... More 

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Shanghai, China
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56 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2015 via mobile

Seriously, you need to get one, if not two of these drinks. Get the blue one is tastes like heaven. ¡¡Vive el grande margarita!!

Thank saracsnow
Sydney, Australia
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84 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2015 via mobile

We went on a Saturday night and really busy. The maitre d was struggling a bit with handling diners. Had to wait about 20 minutes consider booking ahead. We had beer battered fish tacos the fish was overdone and also had beef quesadillas.they give you corn chips n salsa complimentary. They had authentic mex beers such as modelo , Pacifico... More 

Thank CindyAussie
Staten Island, New York
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85 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2015

We stopped at Luibueno's after hanging out at Turtle Beach (Lanikea Beach). Hale'iwa is just a short drive away from this and many of the other North Shore Beaches. Decor was appropriate for a surf-town eatery. Wait staff was excellent and attentive. Portions average. It wasn't one of the best meals we've ever had in our lives, but it was... More 

Thank Samantha S
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2015 via mobile

Had a quick dinner ordered tacos only... Would recommend the grilled ahi taco... If you like a light lager, they have Hawaii blonde, my favorite... Enjoy

Thank cfij
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39 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 August 2015

We ate here once on our first trip to Hawaii, and twice on our most recent trip. I suppose you have to be a Mexican food fan to enjoy this restaurant. My husband makes the best marguerita in the world, so I'm hard to please in that department, but Luibeunos do some pretty fine ones too. The wait staff are... More 

Thank Anne W
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77 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 August 2015

After a busy day of swimming and hiking we were searching for someplace for dinner. We had a party of 7 and weren't sure what we were in the mood for until I pulled this place up on Trip Advisor. We stopped in and the place was packed. They were able to accommodate our party at 2 tables, which we... More 

Thank Vinnie B
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52 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 August 2015 via mobile

Haleiwa is a charming and wonderfully welcoming spot. Lui Buenos offers a wide menu, which includes Hawaiian fresh caught fish. Their ahi tacos with cilantro cream with a Hing margarita are a perfect combination of quality, flavor and spice. We loved this spot so much that we chose Lui Bueno several times, and never regretted it. Consistent, delicious and worthwhile... More 

Thank FreeFeedbackChicago
Waialua, Hawaii
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 24 July 2015

Luibuenos is one of the very few high end quality for Mexican food! It has more of a seafood and spanish cuisine emphasis, but so freaking good. Their happy hour (4-6, 9:30-10:30) has some killer deals including the San Felipe Burrito for $7 and $3.50 mexican beer drafts! All they're seafood options are off the hook. The drinks are great,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 15 - US$ 20
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 66-165 Kamehameha Hwy, Haleiwa, Oahu, HI 96712-1420
    (Amara Rd.)
  • Public Transportation: For Northbound travelers you will need to get off the bus at Kamehameha HWY + Opp Emerson RD (Stop ID # 2241). If you are traveling Southbound you will need to get off at Kamehameha HWY + Haleiwa RD. (Stop ID # 2240). For additional information on holidays or possible detours please refer to www.thebus.org
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Haleiwa
  • Phone Number: +1 808-637-7717

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