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Reuben's Mexican Food

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336 Kamehameha Ave, Ste A, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-2949
+1 808-961-2552
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11:00 - 21:00
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Sun 12:00 - 20:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 22:00
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Flagstaff, Arizona
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wasn't overly impressed. The crab enchiladas were made with canned crab and smelled bad. Mentioned it to the server, but we were charged anyway. Haven't returned.

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Thank JohnHance
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Tasty entrees. I had chicken enchiladas, which came with beans and rice. Beans were especially good. Also had iced tea, but next time I'd opt for a margarita. Tortilla chips were good too; not salty. The salsa was bit too spicy for me, but my husband enjoyed it. My husband had the pork taquitas(sp?) which looked really good. He enjoyed... More 

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Thank September1981
Bangkok, Thailand
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49 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

I have been here 4 or 5 times recently and really like it. Not expensive and right on the old town ocean front. I like the chicken/fish tacos combination with rice and beans. Get there before 6pm and it won't be that crowded, otherwise it can be especially Friday/Saturday night. Good service and friendly environment. Many locals there.

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Thank Richard P
Kihei
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

I like the decor and the service was great. It's the food that I didn't enjoy. Runny beans soaked my whole plate of so so food. The place was packed with locals, but I wouldn't go back.

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Thank JodyGinger
Kailua, Hawaii
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30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

We have eaten at this restaurant for many years. The quality of the food has gone down especially in the past couple of years. We ate there a few nights ago and I had the lengua tacos and didn't care for this dish. The waitress never bothered to ask if we were happy with our meals so I didn't get... More 

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Thank HItrigirl
Manchester, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

The restaurant was bustling and on the night that we ate there there was live music. The atmosphere was as you would expect for a Mexican restaurant. The menu was varied, we ordered Nacho's and Quesadillas to share between 4 and the portions were very generous. For main we had Steak Rancheros and 2 fish dishes, again the portions were... More 

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Thank Neil H
Hilo, Hawaii
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42 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

I was like a kid in a candy store! A menu of tequila variaties- by the shot or by the margarita! If you are a "grownup" - I suggest sitting at the bar. The wait for a table can be long in the evenings. You can also ask questions and watch sports on TV! I always test a Mexican restaurant... More 

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Thank wino m
Washington
2 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016

Family and I stopped in after a short visit in Hilo. Our beans were re-fried too many times and our rice was crunchy. Our servers were rude and unwelcoming. When asked a question about the style of the house enchiladas the waitress answered with "I don't know, I've never been to Mexico before!". Other than the Spanish style decor, nothing... More 

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Hilo, Hawaii
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016

Reuben's is like being in Mexico, the atmosphere is similar to Tiajuana, but the food is better. Their chips are fresh and delicious. I love the chicken nachos, it's mmmmm good. When I was a student at UOH we ate frequently ate and met at Reuben's. We interviewed Reuben for our Nursing class cultural healing project and he was very... More 

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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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66 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016

The best Chile verde on the island and some of the best I have ever had. The food here is top tier the service can be a little slow but it is worth it for the food!

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Thank KonaDaKine

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 20:00
Monday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
12:00 - 22:00
Saturday
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 336 Kamehameha Ave, Ste A, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-2949
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Hilo
  • Phone Number: +1 808-961-2552

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