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Polli's Mexican Restaurant

) #3 of 22 Restaurants in Makawao $$ - $$$ Mexican, , Vegetarian Friendly
1202 Makawao Ave, Makawao, Maui, HI 96768-9522
+1 808-572-7808
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good43%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“tacos” (25 reviews)
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Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
1202 Makawao Ave, Makawao, Maui, HI 96768-9522
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Reviewed 31 May 2016

We've been coming to Maui pretty much every May for the past 20 years and for most of them we have included at least one drive upcountry to the old paniolo (Hawaiian cowboy) town of Makawao. Our most recent visit was back on Monday, May...More

Thank Glenn A
Reviewed 25 May 2016 via mobile

Made a huge mistake and went here. What a disappointment on several levels. I love Mexican food and this just didn't cut it. We got there early for lunch and food took forever to come out. I almost stepped up to buy the chips and...More

Thank Tim O
Reviewed 12 May 2016

From Southern California I like good tamales but didn't expect to find them in Maui's Upcountry. I was wrong. Polli's tamales (cheese and green chills) were exceptional and my wife had carnitas with verde sauce - she said it was delicious. Nice to make good...More

Thank socalgolfer
Reviewed 10 May 2016

Visiting Maui for a week in September 2015 with our friends, we rented a house near the small town of Makawao, we decided to try this little Mexican restaurant. Being literally in the middle of the island of Maui, far from our home in Texas...More

Thank kennethsY7291WH
Reviewed 7 May 2016 via mobile

Yep! Who woulda thunk it? This friendly little Mexican eatery packs in the tourists, paniolos and the artists. Everybody seems to like the friendly ambiance and tasty food here. We sure did. My husband ordered the taquitos and I opted for tacos. Both were eye-appealing...More

Thank Eric99508
Reviewed 4 May 2016

We spent an hour or two walking around the many small shops in Makawao, followed by a really good Mexican dinner at Polli's. We discovered this gem on a prior visit to Maui and usually visit each time we are on the island. The food...More

Thank Joe F
Reviewed 28 April 2016

Come on Paniolos and cowboys and girls... authentic Mex food at a nice price. Have a margarita and local fish taco while upcountry on MAUI... a great local place to eat ... ENJOY MAUI

Reviewed 26 April 2016

I wanted to like this place. The ambiance is nice and the waitress was charming. But the food doesn't cut it if you have any experience with real Mexican dishes. My tamales were good but the beans and rice were so heavy and over done...More

Thank ben c
Reviewed 25 April 2016

All the kitchey Mexican decor doesn't help the food at all. It is so uninspired. Yes, they have tacos, burritos, refries and black beans. Yes, they make homemade guac and salsa. But overall the food is so Americanized that it's a really bad " Mexican...More

1  Thank lilikoiMaui
Reviewed 25 April 2016

The food is fine. The restaurant can be busy and a bit loud. They have large screen tvs in the eating areas, which I find distracting. If you come to Hawaii, you most likely are not looking to eat Mexican food. If you have been...More

Thank Hannah J
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23 October 2016|
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Response from Steven J | Reviewed this property |
Unfortunately.......off the top of my head I do not. Feel free to research the top restuarants you might consider and then either call or check out their menu online. Sorry........
15 October 2016|
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Response from Glenn A | Reviewed this property |
Thanks for your question. Coming from Waialea, it would be about a 20-30 minute drive, depending on traffic. For directions, just pretend you are heading back to the airport. Turn right onto the Hana Hwy and drive to a... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$20
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Kids, 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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