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main street, Hawi, Island of Hawaii, HI
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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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41 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Having moved to the island from southern Arizona, we are used to excellent Mexican food -- and this comes pretty close. We especially like the chile Colorado and the enchiladas. Not crazy about the chicken burrito: not much flavor and would not order that again. Otherwise have been very pleased. Fast, friendly, and chips with a nicely-flavored salsa while you... More 

Thank Donna B
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37 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

If you are looking for a good cheap bite, the definitely hit up Mi Ranchito. They have a large menu of authentic Mexican cuisine for very non-tourist prices. However, go alone or take out because there is very little seating.

Thank Thomas C
Naalehu, Hawaii, United States
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016 via mobile

Great value for big appetites who like traditional Mexican food. Not a bad stop at all. Try the carnitas or camerones de diablo so good.

Thank Marcus D
Atlanta, GA
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

Moving to the Big Island from Atlanta, we sorely miss good Mexican food! This little hole in the wall prepared everything fresh, and it was surprisingly great, we'll definitely be back!

1 Thank ATLjen
Malolo Island, Fiji
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56 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

Hubby and I enjoy lunch here once a week. I don't know how they turn out the quality and selection of food they offer. The kitchen is tiny but apparently it's full of love because food comes out tasting like my mama would have made if she were Mexican. Do yourself a favor and look until you find this place.... More 

1 Thank Nature_Traveler
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

Outstanding authentic Mexican food! Doesn't look like much but friendly people who take great pride in serving excellent food. A must if you like truly authenticity Mexican food. Extensive menu and very reasonable prices. Don't miss it.

1 Thank JacknDebbie
New Brunswick
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171 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2016

The parking is in the back of the building that it shares with other businesses, so it is easy to miss it. It has a small patio where you can sit and eat after ordering your meal at a little window. When your order is ready, the cook or her helper will come to your table with it. The food... More 

Thank Happy-seniors2
Moncton, Canada
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331 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 172 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2016

This place is not easy to find, blink and you miss it. Look for the big brown building of the Kohala Trade Center. There is a tiny sign in front but the restaurant is in the back. Limited parking on the street (which is almost always full) but there are a few spots in back. There are many choices in... More 

Thank Luv2travel_RS
Gig Harbor, Washington
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2016

I love their chile rellenos! They are the bomb! This is a very small, family operation that serves big taste. Be sure to try the chicken super nachos as an appetizer.

Thank richstreet2016
Queen Charlotte
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237 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 205 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2015

If you're in Hawi looking for a good-value, authentic Mexican meal, you're in luck! The restaurant is a kitchen with an ordering window, and several tables on the lanai . You order from the very extensive menu, and the food is delivered to your table. The cuisine is best described as "Mama's home cooking". It isn't fancy, it's just tasty,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: main street, Hawi, Island of Hawaii, HI
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Hawi
just to the sea side of the liquor store/convenience store

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