Lucy's Taqueria

Lucy's Taqueria, Hilo 194 Kilauea Ave - Hilo

Mexican
• Sit down

86/100
Give a rating

What's your favorite Lucy's Taqueria's dish?

Ratings and reviews

86
/100
Based on 813 ratings and reviews
Updated

Ratings of Lucy's Taqueria

TA

Trip
Last update on 07/06/2021
4,5
462 Reviews
Google
Google
Last update on 24/12/2023
4,3
78 Reviews
Facebook
Facebook
Last update on 13/09/2020
4,5
180 Reviews
Zomato
Zomato
Last update on 07/10/2020
3,8
33 Reviews

The menu of Lucy's Taqueria suggested by Sluurpy users

Reviews

Zomato
Matt Gilley
+4
It’s hard to get decent Mexican food on the islands but this place did a good job. Great portion size. Service was hospitable. This is not a sit down and order kind of place. It is exactly what a taqueria should be.
6 months ago
Zomato
CombatCritic
+5
I Love Lucy's! Solid Mexican, based on the tacos, chips and margaritas, and a great value in a chain of islands that has no conscience when it comes to overcharging tourists and, worse yet, locals.

They first brought us a basket of chips and salsa, the chips made in house and warm, a good sign and good start, and the salsas were awesome, a rarity at most Mexican restaurants. We also ordered a large guacamole ($5.30) and Lucy's Basic Nachos ($6.60). The guacamole was excellent and well seasoned with none of the fillers (tomatoes, onion, etc.) you normally get at most places and the nacho chips topped with pinto beans, cilantro, diced onion, and a load of melted jack cheese. My wife got an orchata ($2.75) and I a margarita blended with salt ($4.50), both coming in pint size glasses and quite tasty for the price.

I had the Taqueria Tacos Plate ($9.65), coming with three 4" double wrapped street tacos (ground beef, carnitas, and el pastor - one each) with the traditional onion and cilantro on top and rice and beans on the side. The tortillas were soft, but grilled just enough to contain the contents and provide a little crispiness, and the meats all extremely flavorful. The rice and beans lacked seasoning, but I was so full that I could not eat much of them anyway. My wife got the Taqueria Tacos ala carte ($6.40), coming with three carnitas tacos similar to my own, so I will not embellish further.

I want to return and try their enchiladas, the true test of a real Mexican restaurant being their tacos and enchiladas. My only gripes are the fact that they only bring one basket of chips if eating in and getting table service and that they do not offer carne asada (steak) on the taqueria tacos. The basket of chips came with a cup of delicious salsa inside the basket, so we really only got half of a basket and additional baskets are apparently $4 according to the menu. As far as the steak is concerned, I asked if I could get carne asada on my tacos, but was told that I could not even though I would have been willing to pay a premium if need be. As we say in the Air Force - "flexibility is the key to Air Power".

The food is great, the service a bit less than perfect, and the prices very fair, but those two minor flaws kept Lucy's from receiving my highest rating and a spot on my "WALL OF FAME".

CombatCritic Gives Lucy's Taqueria 9 Bombs Out Of 10 ... More Bombs Are Better!
Feb 25, 2019
Zomato
Karman Khanna
+4
Loved the vibe of this place. Generous portions, great music. Had the shredded chicken burrito. For under 10$ it was a steal. The service can be improved on a little.
Oct 24, 2018
Zomato
Lydia
+4.5
Amazing menu, stellar service and the food is DELICIOUS! Portion size can feed you for at least 2 meals. Love the atmosphere- wish I had a Lucy's in my neighborhood
Apr 18, 2014
Zomato
Sarah
+4.5
Make the time to go to this amazing restaurant ! The food is authentic and it has a great Latin vibe- well worth it don't think twice just go there! Thank you Urban Spoon.
Jan 07, 2014
Zomato
Richard Grant
+4.5
Awesome food, good quality affordable prices. Fast pleasant service. Possibly the biggest burrito I have ever seen for under $10.00.
Jul 12, 2013
Zomato
Bianca Davies
+4.5
Yum Yum Yum travelling thro.... Yum Yum Yum
travelling through Hilo on Hawaii Big Island? Go out of your way to have this excellent food and service. We love Lucy's! Wet Burrito all the way.
Nov 11, 2012
Zomato
There's A Party In My Tummy So Yummy So Yummy
+4.5
AH.may.ZING!!!!!!!. For the longest time Hilo has lacked quality Mexican food. NOT ANY MORE!!!!!!! I have searched the Big Island for the best enchiladas only to be dissapointed time and again, but Lucy's has managed to satisfy my taste buds every time. Though the rice amd beans are not atypical, the spices they use on their dishes are great and different from what i have tasted at other places. Their salsa and horchata is amazing too. this place is not to be passed up!
Mar 11, 2012
5
Fay Chao
+5
The staff was great. The portions are more than generous. The happy hour is one of the best values on the island. I ate my food before I was able to take a picture of the meal. However, I was able to capture my dessert. The fried ice cream was delicious. I highly recommend this place. The outside of the restaurant is unassuming but a pleasant surprise inside. It looked like a bar but is a family friendly resturant.
5
R M
+5
Wow...... what a great place. You walk in and are greeted with a smile and Aloha from Janelle. She's awesome. Bartender Joseph is a gem. Makes incredible drinks. With a great smile. Food compliments to the chef. The food was fabulous. Great team. Great place. Great drinks. Great food. Can't wait to come back. Mahalo for everything gang!🤙🏽
5
Miss Myranda
+5
My experience at Coco Cantina in Hilo was amazing! It was our first time trying it, because the Mexican restaurant we usually go to was closed. I’m so glad we did! The food was amazing, our waitress was so kind and friendly, her service was outstanding! Both of my kids liked their food (which is rare). The atmosphere was calm and the restaurant was clean. I ordered the shrimp and chorizo burrito, and my fiancé ordered the catch of the day tacos. Everything was so fresh and delicious! Great drink menu as well.
5
Sarah Rosetta
+5
Christina is an amazing artist and server! She helped me feel right at home and gave me full confidence in her bartending as we discussed Jamaica because they didn’t have it available and an awesome recipe she had for a cocktail. I was able to relax and just enjoy the ambience with other guests. Awesome first dine-in experience for me!!! Five stars ⭐️ for sure! So thoughtful and attentive. Beautiful mojito! The ceviche was great with both fish and shrimp… perfect amount of lime to cook and accent the peppers and mango… the fish, a little fishy for my preference to the taste, yet I prefer other seafood besides fish usually. I loved it! Thin-cut delicious cantina style chips… perfection!
5
Keno S
+5
Not gonna lie, I was a little nervous to try Mexican food in Hawaii. We live in Oklahoma and live on Mexican food so I was a little skeptical. Let me tell you, this place did not disappoint! In fact, I would rank this burrito as one of the top burritos I’ve ever had! Absolutely delicious! Fantastic food made better by our awesome waitress Janelle. She was so friendly and attentive to our needs. I would recommend asking for her if you eat here. 6 stars!!!
5
T K
+5
Come for the tacos stay for the ribs! Huuuuge portion of ribs best tasting ribs at the beat price in town! Also best Flan ever!
4
Liana Sun
+4
We were greeted with warm, fresh tortilla chips and salsa as soon as we took our seats. The service was more than excellent. Food was also surprisingly delicious. Posole was superb, my only gripe was the size of the tiny bowl received for $7. Chicken on the chicken Caesar salad was yummy and nicely spiced. Salad was pretty heavily dressed, which could be too wet, but overall still a very enjoyable meal. Fiancé had a massive chorizo shrimp and steak burrito, very good!
5
Michelle Huang
+5
Excellent food and service! We were there the second night they were in business and first night they were accepting new customers after their grand opening the night before. Beef fajitas were outstanding. We are both from Houston Texas and believe me we know about fajitas! These were very tender and very flavorful. Also the quantity is amazing. Filled us both up and then some. Barely room for dessert afterward but the fried ice cream was definitely worth it 😋
5
Tehya Block
+5
Just wow. I’ve never been to such a welcoming beautiful restaurant! The service is amazing! Staff is very friendly. And don’t worry about having to wait 30-40 minutes for food we got ours (we had a table of 7) in about 10-15 depending on how busy! everything was absolutely delicious, I 10000% recommend coming down and trying this place out!
5
Heather
+5
Coco Cantina was an amazing restaurant! The food is so yummy and our waitress was so kind. I got the carne asada and it was the best I have ever had! This was a great experience! You must come!

Timetable

Monday:
11:00 AM - 08:00 PM
Tuesday:
11:00 AM - 08:00 PM
Wednesday:
11:00 AM - 08:00 PM
Thursday:
11:00 AM - 08:00 PM
Friday:
11:00 AM - 09:00 PM
Saturday:
11:00 AM - 09:00 PM
Sunday:
11:00 AM - 08:00 PM

Order online with

Zomato
Zomato

Book a table with

Zomato
Zomato

Read the reviews on

TA

Trip
Google
Google
Facebook
Facebook
Zomato
Zomato

Info

Compare the best restaurants near Lucy's Taqueria

bianca Sluurpy rate Google rate Facebook rate
TA

Lucy's Taqueria

86 4.3 4.5 4.5
Paul's Place 92 4.8 5 5
Moon and Turtle 94 4.6 4.9 4.5
Hawaiian Style Cafe 94 4.5 4.8 4.5
Pineapple's Island Fresh Cuisine 82 4.6 4 4.5
Suisan Fish Market 93 4.5 4.9 4.5
Jackie Rey's Ohana Grill Hilo 84 4.5 4 4.5
Naung Mai Thai Kitchen 88 4.3 4.5

QR Code Menu

QR Code

Our aggregate rating, “Sluurpometro”, is 86 based on 813 parameters and reviews

If you need to contact by phone, call the number +1 808-315-8246

MAKE A QUESTION

SUBMIT