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El Maguey

74-5563 Kaiwi St, Ste 27, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-3182
+1 808-329-0636
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good51%
  • Average5%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible10%
Travellers talk about
“enchiladas” (9 reviews)
“guacamole” (8 reviews)
“shredded beef” (2 reviews)
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74-5563 Kaiwi St, Ste 27, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-3182
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice selection of Mexican Beers. The Guacamole was very good, as was the tamale. The carnitas was tasty and would come back for this for sure. However, the rice was disappointing...probably because they used short-grain (Japanese style rice) and not long-grain...this is typical on the...More

Thank CaliforniaDiver
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Best Mexican food we’ve had in Hawaii. A simple place with great food. Service was good. Chile rellenos and tamale were excellent.

Thank ted z
Reviewed 27 February 2018

This small unassuming restaurant was some of the BEST Mexican food I have ever had. Don't expect anything fancy and you will pay extra for chips and sauce. Limited liquor variety with only beer and wine. That said the Burrito was amazing! Chock filled with...More

Thank Patrick W
Reviewed 21 January 2018 via mobile

The best. Chile rellennos! No batter, just Peppers, eggs and. Cheese! The Chile verde is very good. This is a Small Untouristy place. A great find.

Thank bennybear
Reviewed 5 January 2018

The food was great! Lots of it and the price was right. Our friend said it was the best Mexican food he's had. Give El Maguey a try!

Thank C S
Reviewed 22 December 2017

Very authentic Mexican menu, big portions, great service. The food was so tasty, hot and quick. This restaurant is a little bit out of the way, but totally worth the trip. Not fancy but excellent food. Cant wait to bring our family and friends!

Thank smunk2017
Reviewed 9 December 2017

We happened to run into this small, non-fancy Mexican restaurant yesterday and just ordered a quick chicken casadilla. It was filled with plump tender chicken & super tasty. We saw other's orders and they looked great, so we went back today and had chili rellenos,...More

Thank jmsundstrom
Reviewed 19 November 2017 via mobile

This place has a lot going for it and against it. It seems to be a family run operation with the kids waiting on tables and mom and perhaps aunt in the kitchen making really good homemade Mexican food. They have bottled beer and wine....More

Thank Kenneth W
Reviewed 11 October 2017

Not great on sidewalk appearance or ambiance and the service is slow but the food is well worth the stop. Most authentic, IMHO and I'm Mexican, in all of Big Island. Too bad they charge extra for chips/salsa and tortillas, a staple in most mex...More

Thank Kawena L
Reviewed 6 October 2017

Driving around Kona for a quick dinner we found El Maguey. Excellent fish tacos, they used local fresh Ono. Each dinner was made fresh, so there is a little wait, but it is so worth it. This place is worth the visit!

Thank sdc7382
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 74-5563 Kaiwi St, Ste 27, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-3182
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Kailua-Kona
  • Phone Number: +1 808-329-0636
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