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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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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Small energetic place good food and helpful staff... always busy tamales were great... as were the fish tacos

Thank Karen N
Seattle, Washington
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137 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Oh boy! If you love the flavor of chicken that's grilled, but not coated in BBQ sauce, but rather a tasty blend of seasonings, then you're in for a treat. We also had a tasty Lilikoi Margarita, which was fruity and refreshing. The adorable, yet quaint restaurant seats only a few customers at a time and provides a comfortable bar... More 

Thank Grammie62
Makawao, Hawaii
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I avoid Polli's as it has a very inviting and nice staff, but I tend to feel best when I eat organic, local foods. Plus, I got food poisoning from late night fish fajitas here, & sick from low quality cheese on my nachos the first and only other time I went here. No more.

Thank ClaireAndersonGraham
Cranbrook, Canada
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26 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Generous portion great Margaritas super service topped off a this visit. We chose this by it's Advisor ratings. It certainly didn't disappoint. Great nachos the girls shared and my quesadilla were top notch. Definitely worth the drive from Kihei. Value for money as well. We will be back for sure.

Thank JoanGlennS
Soldotna, Alaska
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were starving from a long day and Pollis filled the spot. Average Mexican type food. Huge portions. Good margaritas. Friendly service. Worth a visit!

Thank IamSamIam1
La Grange, IL
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338 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 257 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped in for lunch after driving all around the area. Our food was very good, but kind of pricey for a Mexican lunch. Our server was very helpful and friendly and our tummies felt great after eating. Seafood enchiladas were very good, and the chicken tacos and enchiladas were loaded with tender chicken. Usually you get chips and salsa... More 

Thank Pamela V
Portland, Maine
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Polli’s is located at the upper end of the main street (Baldwin Avenue) of Makawao (which is a fun town to explore during the day). It’s a good sized cantina with booth and table indoor seating and 5-6 seats at the bar. Décor is rustic and eclectic, with lots of overhead fans to keep the air moving, and there’s a... More 

Thank RFDjr
Kula, Hawaii
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

We have eaten there several times and have found their food quite good and fairly priced. It's a cute,little place with good Mexican food plus good old steak and chicken.

Thank Kulaguys
Winnipeg, Canada
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

This is a fun Mexican restaurant . The portions are large so you may want to share. Good food and drinks.

Thank gessel
Tempe, United States
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

Small but very busy place. Food was surprisingly good, didn't expected this type of Mexican food from Hawaii. the food was spicy and fresh. Started with chips and salsa. The chips were corn and flour both, light and fresh. we had a party of 4 and each had a different item. There was a seafood enchilada, seafood burro full of... More 

Thank Vicki L

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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
US$20 - US$20
Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
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?