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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%
Travellers talk about
“burrito” (80 reviews)
“chips and salsa” (24 reviews)
“tacos” (32 reviews)
Open Now
10:30 AM - 9:00 PMAll hours
Mexican, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
194 Kilauea Ave, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-2990
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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 1 week ago 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
Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate here three years ago, and we thought the food was really good. I was a little disappointed this time. I had sopes and a tostado with ground beef. The beef was not only tough but very salty. The complimentary chips were stale. But...More

1  Thank AlamedaYankeegal
Reviewed 18 January 2018

I love Mexico. Not the resort side of Mexico, but the every day side where simple taquerias spill out onto sidewalks on a sultry evening. Although indoors, Lucy’s brought back some good memories. The atmosphere is casual and relaxed with a fun décor. The menu...More

Thank Jim L
Reviewed 18 January 2018 via mobile

Great Food with lots of variety and neat choices. Plenty of offerings for vegetarians including fried veggies and even kale.

Thank groupleader45212
Reviewed 18 January 2018 via mobile

Delicious. Huge servings. Great price! And really interesting salsas. The staff is very friendly :) you can pick black beans or pinto. They’re both really great!

Thank ma998
Reviewed 17 January 2018 via mobile

We lived in NM a long time and consider ourselves connisouers of the inexpensive Mexican restaurant. This one did not disappoint. We had fish tacos and Chile rellanoes. Both were tasty with huge portions. The music was a bit loud and the bus your own...More

Thank JoAnne O
Reviewed 17 January 2018

Stopped here with a girlfriend. First thought it was a little place, similar to the Subway next door but there was plenty of rooms for tables. There is a parking lot although it can get crowded. I had a very good fish taco with tangy...More

1  Thank Teramo48
Reviewed 25 December 2017

An amazing selection of menu items and a unique dining area. Very young crowd. We have enjoyed every meal.

Thank dogwood1663
Reviewed 16 December 2017 via mobile

This is a secret local Mexican spot you will remember for a long time . You must try everything. Especially the grande burrito. The steak is the best . Great prices. Lots of menu items . Located in Hilo town . Full bar . Great...More

Thank David L
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Questions & Answers
Cruzah S
17 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
17 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
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
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 96720-2990
  • 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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