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Lucy's Taqueria

194 Kilauea Ave, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720
+1 808-315-8246
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good24%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“burrito” (73 reviews)
“tacos” (28 reviews)
Open Now
10:30 - 22:00All hours
Mexican, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
194 Kilauea Ave, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Went here with a friend who happens to be a chef and Lucy's did not disappoint. Authentic, FRESH, and flavorful.we ordered WAY too much and every bite was full of exceptional flavor and delicious surprises. If they have the roasted corn, Mexican style...ORDER IT🌽

Thank Nancy N
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Good Mexican in the heart of Hilo . Plenty of food so order appropriately, great if you have been hiking in the morning and then stopping in for lunch, grande would easily serve 2 maybe 3 people. You can tell this is where the locals...More

Thank Richard C
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

If you want a delicious Mexican meal like the locals eat, this is the place for you. We knew we were in for a treat when we had to wait in a line to order lunch at 2 pm on a,Saturday. Food is excellent and...More

Thank panpanda
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been to the other well-known Mexican restaurant in Hilo, Reuben's, and wanted to try out Lucy's Taqueria. It was hard to figure out what to do after walking in for the first time right before lunchtime. After a bit of confusion, I figured...More

Thank Huckleberry_Finn_808
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lucy's has great (and cheap) margaritas and food. The owners treat everyone like family and there is a play area for kids. Burritos are excellent and big! Carne Asada and Carnitas also very good. Try the torta-it is so yummy! They also have dragonfruit margaritas-fun!

Thank Wendy W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lucy's stays open till 9 p.m. on Sundays which is something in a quite town like Hilo where most stuff is closed Sunday night. Even a bigger plus is that the food is outstanding and a great value!! I recommend the steak tacos. Highly recommend...More

Thank JLord24
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Definatly not a great place for vacation dining. Set and bus your own table even though they have enough staff on hand, they messed up our order no wet, no lettuce both were there. Staff isn't friendly at all and doesn't take kindly to questions....More

Thank Jennifer C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A little gem in Hilo, this place has great burritos and other items. Have the burrito wet, you will not be disappointed. The spices are very unique. The street corn was also a treat. Top it off with a local brew, you will not be...More

Thank Jeffrey K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We passed this place whilst looking for a laundromat whilst on holiday in Hilo. After a long day visiting the volcano national park we decided we wanted take-away (take-out) and thought we'd give it a try judging by how busy it was. The staff greeted...More

Thank GPA1966
Reviewed 17 May 2017

My meal was served fresh, Three tacos very similar to street tacos, grilled tasty with lime and then I ordered the grilled corn on the cob which was excellent. Ordering was by talking to the waitress who used a marking pin and a laminated menu...More

Thank Randy B
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Cruzah S
to me is not in same leauge. when offered, customers were already paying for burrito, addional charge for deluxe meat then addional charge for grilling the meat. I would not mind another upcharge for a grilled tripas burrito Thanks
17 February 2017|
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Response from 42marleneh | Property representative |
Hey Cruzah.... sorry. Yes... we were serving the tripas burrito, but we re-evaluated this item, and with the cost and the labor.... especially the labor... we decided to cut back on it.....but we still serve tripas in the... More
Cruzah S
Please consider offering customers grilled tripas burrito? Sure restraunt business is hard work. and sorry lengua and cabeza 
17 February 2017|
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Response from Stanley S | Reviewed this property |
I totally agree.
Cruzah S
Why tripas on a burrito no longer an option? Was ordering grilled tripas burrito for the last couple years and absolutely loving it also told all my friends to go to Lucy's to get the intestine burritos so disappointed now.
16 January 2017|
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Response from 42marleneh | Property representative |
Hi Cruzah.... During the break we were analyzing our menu options, prices, food cost, etc... and we realized how expensive tripas really are. With the initial cost...which is high, plus the labor costs to thread the... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 194 Kilauea Ave, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Hilo
  • Phone Number: +1 808-315-8246
  • E-mail
At Lucys we try to give you a great all around experience, as well as some good food. We use the freshest ingredient from right here in our backyards to the best of our abilities, supporting our local farmers, ranchers, and fellow business owners. We serve lunch, dinner, and breakfast all day. We have a full bar, as well as ten draft beers on tap. Come in a take a look, or eat, or drink, or eat and drink.... and join the party
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