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main street, Hawi, Island of Hawaii, HI
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We ordered a late lunch here. The chicken and steak were a little bland and the carnitas taco was so tasty! Service was fast and it was relaxing to sit in the back tables

Thank Hannah A
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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153 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

The food here is some of the best Mexican food that I have ever eaten! Every item on my plate was wonderful. I am a bit of a salsa specialist, and truly enjoyed their sauce. Nothing fancy, slow service, hard to find, and well worth going!!

Thank Kona-KonaKen
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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44 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Having moved to the island from southern Arizona, we are used to excellent Mexican food -- and this comes pretty close. We especially like the chile Colorado and the enchiladas. Not crazy about the chicken burrito: not much flavor and would not order that again. Otherwise have been very pleased. Fast, friendly, and chips with a nicely-flavored salsa while you... More 

Thank Donna B
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37 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

If you are looking for a good cheap bite, the definitely hit up Mi Ranchito. They have a large menu of authentic Mexican cuisine for very non-tourist prices. However, go alone or take out because there is very little seating.

Thank Thomas C
Naalehu, Hawaii, United States
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

Great value for big appetites who like traditional Mexican food. Not a bad stop at all. Try the carnitas or camerones de diablo so good.

Thank Marcus D
Atlanta, GA
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

Moving to the Big Island from Atlanta, we sorely miss good Mexican food! This little hole in the wall prepared everything fresh, and it was surprisingly great, we'll definitely be back!

1 Thank ATLjen
Malolo Island, Fiji
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57 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 November 2016

Hubby and I enjoy lunch here once a week. I don't know how they turn out the quality and selection of food they offer. The kitchen is tiny but apparently it's full of love because food comes out tasting like my mama would have made if she were Mexican. Do yourself a favor and look until you find this place.... More 

1 Thank Nature_Traveler
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

Outstanding authentic Mexican food! Doesn't look like much but friendly people who take great pride in serving excellent food. A must if you like truly authenticity Mexican food. Extensive menu and very reasonable prices. Don't miss it.

1 Thank JacknDebbie
New Brunswick
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171 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 May 2016

The parking is in the back of the building that it shares with other businesses, so it is easy to miss it. It has a small patio where you can sit and eat after ordering your meal at a little window. When your order is ready, the cook or her helper will come to your table with it. The food... More 

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Moncton, Canada
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343 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 180 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2016

This place is not easy to find, blink and you miss it. Look for the big brown building of the Kohala Trade Center. There is a tiny sign in front but the restaurant is in the back. Limited parking on the street (which is almost always full) but there are a few spots in back. There are many choices in... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: main street, Hawi, Island of Hawaii, HI
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Hawi
just to the sea side of the liquor store/convenience store

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?