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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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Brisbane, Australia
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99 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Originally we were planning on going to the Italian restaurant a few doors up, but the staff we so rude we walked out. Even though Polli's didn't get an ONO rating in Maui Revealed (my bible while I was on Maui) we were hungry so we gave it a shot. Meals were reasonably priced and very tasty. And the service... More 

Thank DrBron
Vancouver, Canada
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51 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The passion fruit margaritas were incredible! Made our table get quite giggly half way through the first one. The fajitas are also a must-try! Huge portions of very flavourful food.

Thank Chonchmobile
British Columbia
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped in when it was recommended by a store owner in Makawao...was not disappointed! Charming place that looks small from outside, but is quite big inside! Lots of tables...all full. Mango Margarita was delish! So was the chicken Taco and our waitress was a hoot. We will definitely be going back!!

Thank Teresa W
Maui, Hawaii
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35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Polli's is a great place for all kinds of great Mexican food and drinks. The bar is a good local scene, particularly on the weekends. Enjoy their fine drinks and good food.. even flour tortilla chips to dip in their yummy salsa. Try the nachos if you are adventurous - - and have a friend or two to share them... More 

Thank J M
Seattle, Washington
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30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Erika was so amazing! She is friendly, caring and very passionate about customer service. The atmosphere here makes you feel like your actually in Mexico and they have cool T-shirts. Now for the food, it was hot and tasted homemade. The chips and salsa were the best I have ever eaten. I had a pork Chimichanga and it was to... More 

1 Thank Eric S
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41 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Our family enjoyed lunch at Polli's. The baked chicken was a generous portion. The kids burritos were yummy and enjoyed by kids. The taco salad was also a good sized portion and tasty. Service was efficient and friendly. We will return next time we are half way between Kihei and the crater.

Thank busdepollo
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22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

The last evening I stayed in Makawao I didn't want to go out far. Polli's was around the corner more and less. Looks like most of the guests were local. A real huge menue which I dislike. But hey. I had the Guacamole and a small rack of ribs. Both were OK. Worth a try if you are hungry. Not... More 

Thank ArnoldN
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

Great vegetarian options. Had tacos and burritos. Wonderful a wonderful Cosmo. The chips and salsa were the best. We will be back.

Thank Gena T
Lake Havasu City, Arizona, United States
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53 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

We were in Makawao to place flowers at the cemetery for a friend whose parents are buried there. We had never explored this town before, and it was really neat! We decided to stop in to Polli's for a beer and a snack. It was great! The salsa was fresh, beer was cold, and the nachos were really good. Service... More 

Thank Glo3S
Castle Rock
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

Good sized portions, real Mexican food. Friendly staff and atmosphere. We will definitely be back in early 2017 on our next trip!

Thank Susan E

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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, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Bar Scene, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
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?