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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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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good49%
  • Average6%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible12%
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“enchiladas” (7 reviews)
“guacamole” (8 reviews)
“chilli” (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 18 May 2017

This is a small place in a strip mall but don't let that fool you. They have a great selection to choose from and the pico and guacamole were very tasty. Service was a little slow but nothing terrible. I had the chili relleno and...More

Thank 62cody
Reviewed 9 May 2017 via mobile

We refuse to go here from now ! We order 1/2 pork and 1/2 cheese! As u see in the picture there is no cheese ! This has happened more then once ! We called the workers and they blamed us and more or less...More

Thank Sherry S
Reviewed 4 May 2017 via mobile

One member of our group is very fond of Mexican food, so we did some research & found that this place was well recommended... The menu was quite expansive with many selections, and our orders arrived promptly... we were really astonished at the generous portions...More

Thank G C
Reviewed 3 May 2017

A little piece of Mexico. Fast and afforable. My favorite is the pork enchilada with verde sauce. El Maguey also serves beer, which is nice. This is a small place behind the second hand store. Great for a quick lunch or dinner.

Thank ScubaSue49
Reviewed 28 April 2017 via mobile

This place has good food, I wish it had outdoor seating, especially on those beautiful Hawaiian evenings.

Thank Luisa M
Reviewed 11 April 2017

I live in Southern California but go on a diving trip to the Kona side of the big island every year. One of the few things I miss from back home is the lack of good Mexican food. NO MORE! I decided to try El...More

Thank ccrowe3
Reviewed 18 October 2016

I can't believe this place is getting positive reviews. The moment I sat down in the dark (lights were out) back of the restaurant, I knew I was taking a risk at getting sick. The salsa was the first very scary thing. I wondered if...More

2  Thank EastoEden
Reviewed 18 July 2016

I've been here several times because we have friends who love it. Coming from southern California, I know good Mexican food. This is pretty good, but not great by California standards. But, in Hawaii it qualifies as great (LOL). I usually get the order the...More

Thank garcande
Reviewed 30 June 2016 via mobile

Hidden away in a strip mall in an industrial area. It is a family run place. Food slow to come but worth the wait. People should know ahead that Tacos come with a big blob of Guacamole. Great if you like it but an unpleasant...More

Thank LoveMinis
Reviewed 21 April 2016 via mobile

Chili Colorado and chili verde are both wonderful. Excellent flavor. Cold Mexican beers. Yum can hardly wait to return

1  Thank Carol P
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
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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