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Luquin's Mexican Restaurant

15-2492 Pahoa Village Road, Downtown Pahoa., Pahoa, Island of Hawaii, HI 96778
+1 808-965-9990
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  • Excellent27%
  • Very good40%
  • Average22%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
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“chips and salsa” (11 reviews)
“fajitas” (9 reviews)
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15-2492 Pahoa Village Road, Downtown Pahoa., Pahoa, Island of Hawaii, HI 96778
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Luquin’s is currently operating a food trailer in the farmer’s market area behind their former location. The carnitas are still really good. Plenty of picnic tables and chairs, under cover, but we carried out. New indoor location opening soon in the shopping area near Long’s...More

Thank Dinopomodoro
Reviewed 7 December 2017 via mobile

Burnt down earlier in 2017. Suspicious fire to blame. Pahoa now without a Mexican restaurant. Lots of other eateries available. Try Kaleos.

Thank Mike W
Reviewed 19 January 2017

oh, so sad.... Hope to see a new & improved Luquin's 2.0 in the NEAR future! Best wishes for all the folks that are out of work, hoping it is only temporary~

Thank lifa527
Reviewed 18 January 2017

LuQuin's Mexican Restaurant burned down 2 nights ago. It is such a loss. Will definatly miss this restaurant...

Thank MaxHall
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Well, the place just burned down after taking loving care of us for many delicious years. I'm hoping..., REALLY hoping they will return. They are loved by the community and have the best cheese enchiladas and frijoles anywhere on the planet! Can't wait to eat...More

Thank Jenny D
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

This is the best restaurant in Pahoa, with all the delicious Mexican dishes you would expect and more, like yummy cheese burgers, steak and fresh local fish! But unfortunately, in the wee hours of the morning on January 15, 2017 a fire ripped through the...More

Thank FrugalKamaaina
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Pahoa fire officials have declared Luquin's Mexican Restaurant to be a total loss, along with the historic Akebono Theater. Hopefully, they will rebuild the only Mexican food establishment in Puna.

Thank marksavoid
Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

In the last couple decades we watched Luquins grow, and it grew for good reasons. It has doubled in size, adding dining rooms and a whole new bar. When it's busy you might have to wait a minute for the complimental chips and salsa because...More

Thank patfromlogan
Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

It's not fancy. The dark furniture and worn tile floors are depressing. It is quite large, so can get busy. The breakfasts were easily the best we found in Pahoa and rival good, basic breakfasts anywhere. Deserves 5 stars for breakfasts but probably 3-4 stars...More

Thank IQ140
Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

Luquin's is one of the best Mexican restaurants on the east side. The prices are reasonable and the food is great!! The portions are good size. Awesome salsa!

Thank Scott G
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Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 15
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids
Open Hours
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 15-2492 Pahoa Village Road, Downtown Pahoa., Pahoa, Island of Hawaii, HI 96778
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Pahoa
  • Phone Number: +1 808-965-9990
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