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Polli's Mexican Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly
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1202 Makawao Ave, Makawao, Maui, HI 96768-9522
+1 808-572-7808
11:00 - 22:00
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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77 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2016

Polli's has been on my list for a while, and we stopped for margaritas after a long day upcountry. So wow, yes, the margaritas were excellent (regular, mango and strawberry), but so were the carnitas, tostadas and salsa. We ordered 3 entrees for 7 people and asked for family style service - no problem! In fact, the overall table service... More 

Thank Don C
West Babylon, New York
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25 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2016

Polli's has excellent Mexican food in nice, large portions. Ingredients are fresh, drinks are awesome and service is great. If you are visiting Makawao or just passing through on your way up or down Haleakala, make sure you stop by Polli's. You will leave full and happy every time

Thank monkalina42
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 27 March 2016

Way over priced. Go there for happy hour or expect to spent a small fortune. Chips and salsa are not complementary as in many Mexican restaurants rice and beans are not included with meals. Burritos range from $17-20. I wasn't sure if was still on planet earth or my eyes were receiving me. Staff was friendly, but if you're from... More 

Thank Shaun K
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2016 via mobile

Nice restaurant with a bar if you like. Simple fare, reasonably priced. Great if you've just done the Haleakala Crater or road to Hana run and need a food break. Friendly staff. Up in the paniolo town of Makawao.

1 Thank Tim C
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123 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2016

A small restaurant with great food and very friendly staff. Another plus, important in this small town, they have a parking lot. Tacos, chips and

1 Thank Okla-Retired
Makawao, Hawaii
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 March 2016

Good Mexican food at reasonable price. Once was a vegetarian Mexican restaurant and still has all the vegetarian dishes on the menu. Very few dishes for vegans because of all the cheese.

1 Thank alancJ3249CF
Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2016

We loved it here so much we went twice during our week on Maui. Great Fish tacos and wonderful margaritas!

1 Thank Athomas514
New York
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2016

Stopped in for late lunch while visiting the upcountry. The tables and bar where all packed. We waited about 30 minutes because food reviews were good. The food was mediocre at best. The Sombrero Caliente appetizer was good, but the Taquitos were terrible. The restaurant is very open and close to the busy street with lots of car and truck... More 

Thank WalkerNewYork
Cape Cod, Massachusetts
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45 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2016

We headed to this small town for another restaurant, but locals steered us here and we were happy they did! Great food, large portions, low prices and very good service. A generous fish taco filled with chunks of Ono for under $7? Amazing and delicious. The light chips with salsa were exceptional. And try a green chile skillet dish -... More 

Thank Nansea2013
Salem, Oregon
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34 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2016

Polli's is a Mexican restaurant with great bar b q ribs. Always crowded but very pleasant. Surfers on video makes for an interesting viewing. Good Mexican food too.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 20 - USD 20
Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1202 Makawao Ave, Makawao, Maui, HI 96768-9522
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Maui  >  Makawao
  • Phone Number: +1 808-572-7808

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