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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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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good24%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“burrito” (86 reviews)
“chips and salsa” (24 reviews)
“tacos” (29 reviews)
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Mexican, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
194 Kilauea Ave, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-2990
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Very popular place with locals and tourist. Lots of food for a good price, order at the counter and they bring it to your table, then you clear your table when you are done.

Thank John F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I got the potato burrito, "wet", with sour cream and salsa, for around $11.00. It is enough for two meals! Took half home for breakfast the next day...even better then!!. Full bar if you drink, loud Mexican music and a liveky place. Ok rest rooms....More

Thank SamOfHilo
Reviewed 25 April 2018 via mobile

I've maybe eaten Mexican food in Mexico and Denver 1000 times and this might have been the best Mexican food I've ever had. Atmosphere is not for the faint of heart; overwhelming to say the least.

Thank kelly e
Reviewed 11 April 2018 via mobile

We went to Lucy‘s for lunch. Every local that we asked for recommendation for Mexican food, recommended Lucy’s we were not disappointed. It’s quirky. It’s fun. It is incredibly authentic. The staff is very very friendly and it was packed! Good sign. Lucy is it...More

Thank Daleena R
Reviewed 3 April 2018

I was alone in Hilo so I asked if I could eat at the bar for lunch, I was an 1-1/2 hours early to my appointment so I wasn't in a hurry . So I ordered a margarita and it came in a tall glass...More

Thank wilsonjon965
Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

Lucy’s Taqueria is a Hilo favorite of mine (and others too—beware of the busiest times) I just want to call out the molitos-I didn’t know about these before. But they are the perfect mix of chewy and crunchy with a divine (cheese induced) oiliness and...More

Thank AllMimsy
Reviewed 16 March 2018

not easy to follow your first time there, perhaps they should let you know that you make it to the front of the line and place your order then you get your own salsa and chips, water, cutlery and wait until your food gets delivered...More

Thank Feddie O
Reviewed 6 March 2018

My first test is always the salsa. I was a bit surprised that this came warm. That was a bit...different which can be okay. In this case, to me, it was not. The problem with heating fresh ingredients is they lose their crispy freshness. I...More

1  Thank ltspada
Reviewed 16 February 2018 via mobile

Great lunch stop. Friendly staff, great lunch w huge (way too big) portions. Top shelf margaritas were delicious. Lucy’s Enchiladas were great!

Thank Joe P
Reviewed 16 February 2018 via mobile

The staff is very friendly and the menu LOOKS promising. But, after waiting in line to order, retrieving our own chips, salsa, and drinks, and finding a table, we were rewarded with thick, very plain, tortilla chips and two kinds of very bland salsa. One...More

1  Thank kendallc-h
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Questions & Answers
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
15 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
Child-friendly, Kids, 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
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