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Polli's Mexican Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly
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1202 Makawao Ave, Makawao, Maui, HI 96768-9522
+1 808-572-7808
11:00 - 22:00
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Gig Harbor, Washington
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34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Cute restaurant from outside with a bustling crowd, so we thought it was safe to try. I must say, that we were very disappointed with the quality of the food. I had chili relleno, which was unlike any I have ever had. It was made with cheddar cheese and a strange tomato sauce. It tasted nothing like what I have... More 

Thank Melodee M
Victoria, Canada
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25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were there for dinner last night. Enjoyed our Mai Tais and our dinners and the service was greata. I had a chicken quesedilla and my wife had a chicken burrito.

Thank William C
Tulsa, Oklahoma
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66 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We saw that the place had average reviews which normally means we don't go. But we decided to give it a try. We had just come off the Summit and decided to take that right turn to explore the Historic Town. VERY glad we did. The staff was friendly and polite. The Food was very good and plentiful. The pricing... More 

Thank Mike C
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Always have a wonderful meal. Great food and large portions. Cozy setting in historic Makawao town. Fish tacos are super.

Thank Kent N
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264 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Reliable tasty Mexican food, great guacomole and margaritas. It seems that you get better service when it's during a super busy 'rush', rather than at a slower time. At the slower time, we ordered side of guacomole when we first sat down to enjoy with chips before ordering and while waiting for meal. It took 3 subsequent requests to two... More 

Thank wwglobetrotr
Edgewood, Washington
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Sat at the bar & had a great time with Lori, the bartender! Learned about the wonderful work they are doing in Cambodia. Bought the scarves& donated to the cause! Recommend highly to everyone. All the food I've had on previous visits has been delicious !

Thank Lemonlady19
Montreal, Canada
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Food and drinks were delicious. The vegetarian enchilada was excellent, and the portions were sufficient for left-overs. Service was friendly and attentive, and the vibe was fun and relaxed.

Thank ktotravelCanada
St Albans, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Used to go there in the evening for a bite to eat and a couple of pints. Best Mexican on the island (in my mind) Had many great nights there just enjoying the upcountry hospitality

Thank Peter L
Surrey, Canada
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32 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2017

It has fallen off completely. They are charging for chips and salsa without telling you…. Refried beans are gummy and tasteless…. fish tacos filled with lots of lettuce and not much else…. There are better spots out there, go find them.

Thank Sandy811
Palm Coast, Florida
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51 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2017

Large no pay lot, good food and friendly staff. Nice way to begin our shopping afternoon in Makawao.

Thank Debbie P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$20
Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?