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Luibueno's Mexican and Latin Cuisine

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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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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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 21:30
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Bellingham, Washington
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A great little place for excellent Mexican food that doesn't taste like every other Mexican restaurant. I love a place that actually prepares their food from scratch, giving it that unique home-made flavor. One of my biggest complaints with Mexican restaurants is that it often tastes like they all get their food from the same delivery company. I love it... More 

Thank ckaig
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170 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We fell into this restaurant at lunch time and walked out very happy and satisfied. I had some great tacos, which for my European taste were exactly the ammount i was looking for for lunch, but others might have been dissappointed by presentation and size of a meal - to be honest it looked more like an appetizer size (tiny... More 

Thank Energyseeker
San Diego, California
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Happy hour 3-6, very good tacos (but kinda of expensive even during Happy Hour it's $4 but kind of worth it since they are delicious!), Good size side of guacamole only $3 and good draft beers and margaritas! Went twice and was never disappointed!

Thank Suzzzzzie
San Jose, California
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170 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

No disappointments, food is pretty authentic and fresh. Space is small and somewhat crammed if you have a party of 5+. Service was good, although we were there for an early dinner around 5PM. Shrimp cocktail is delicious and authentic. Mahi mahi tacos were good. Beef enchiladas were good, shredded beef was excellent, sauce was average. Chips and salsa &... More 

Thank Stephen E
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40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We heard this place made great fish tacos. We drove into Haleiwa on a holiday and the town was crazy busy! No problem finding parking behind the restaurant & got a table right away although the place was busy! Ordered the San Felipe style beer battered mahi tacos! Huge pieces of tender mahi with cabbage, cilantro, onion, cheddar, salsa &... More 

1 Thank phylloef
Pearl City, Hawaii
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I visited the new mall Ka Makana Alii in Kapolei. I saw they had a Luibueno's. I had a great experience, Shawn & Jen are great mixologist & very friendly. I tried the Blackened Ahi, also had the Calamari (too much for one) great favors. I was surprised they offered six different Mezcal's. (Ask for the drink menu). Most bar's... More 

1 Thank HIlawman50
Apex, North Carolina
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56 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

Second night on the island I had a craving for Mexican, so hit up Luibueno's. Was not disappointed, tasty chips and salsa, the food was good, and the wife's steak was amazing. margaritas were good and plentiful.

1 Thank BenchMarkVII
Yakima, Washington, Usa
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48 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017

Had the tempura fish taco, it was terrific everyone one in our group ordered something different and all were pleased with their choices.

1 Thank Ron G
Kailua, Hawaii
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184 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2017

This is the second time we have stopped in for "Happy Hour", although on the weekend there is no Happy Hour there. The free chips and salsa are great. I ordered some guacamole was good although there were way to many chunks of red onions in it for my taste.

Thank lgatz
Portland, Oregon
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729 reviews
376 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 296 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

The fresh-fish-of-the-day burrito with rice and beans was delicious and ample for dinner for two adults. Great fresh flavor to the salsa that came with the corn chips. Ask before ordering beverages - we were stunned by $10 for a pint of draft beer.

Thank TJandTR

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$20
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, 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
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, 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?