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Luibueno's Mexican and Latin Cuisine

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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66-165 Kamehameha Hwy, Haleiwa, Oahu, HI 96712-1420 (Amara Rd.)
+1 808-637-7717
11:00 - 21:30
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 21:30
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Oahu, Hawaii
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped at Luibuen's for lunch and enjoyed free chips and salsa (not automatic here on Oahu), and a Carne Asada Burrito. The burrito was huge; the beef was tender and tasty.

Thank DeeHawaii2016
Pahoa, Hawaii
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105 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After a long day of beach and shopping, we stopped here based on trip advisor reviews. Living on Big island, good Mexican food is hard to come by! We were not disappointed! Ambiance is busy and fun and energetic. We knew we were in for a treat when they bought out the tamarind margarita, which was unlike anything I've tasted... More 

Thank Erin G
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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188 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This restaurant has a large menu, fine margaritas, friendly staff, and a nice atmosphere. We had a very nice dinner here and recommend it.

Thank Lin0515
Las Vegas, Nevada
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Food was okay. Not great, not horrible, but nothing special. I had the blackened fish tacos, they were okay..... The guacamole was good, and so was the margarita. My husband did not like the carnitas, but my daughter liked the carne asada quesadilla. So it was kind of a 50/50 with our group. Like I said..... it was okay... not... More 

Thank Tim and Allison S
United States
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78 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The restaurant is the best place to go for couple around the area because they have nice interior and atmosphere. One of significant menu is mashed potato which you can order as side. (As you know, typical Mexican restaurants do not have one. ) Staffs are so friendly so you may come back soon if you are Mexican lover. Enjoy... More 

Thank Ayako I
Bellingham, Washington
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 16 March 2017

A great little place for excellent Mexican food that doesn't taste like every other Mexican restaurant. I love a place that actually prepares their food from scratch, giving it that unique home-made flavor. One of my biggest complaints with Mexican restaurants is that it often tastes like they all get their food from the same delivery company. I love it... More 

Thank ckaig
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170 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

We fell into this restaurant at lunch time and walked out very happy and satisfied. I had some great tacos, which for my European taste were exactly the ammount i was looking for for lunch, but others might have been dissappointed by presentation and size of a meal - to be honest it looked more like an appetizer size (tiny... More 

Thank Energyseeker
San Diego, California
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2017

Happy hour 3-6, very good tacos (but kinda of expensive even during Happy Hour it's $4 but kind of worth it since they are delicious!), Good size side of guacamole only $3 and good draft beers and margaritas! Went twice and was never disappointed!

Thank Suzzzzzie
San Jose, California
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170 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

No disappointments, food is pretty authentic and fresh. Space is small and somewhat crammed if you have a party of 5+. Service was good, although we were there for an early dinner around 5PM. Shrimp cocktail is delicious and authentic. Mahi mahi tacos were good. Beef enchiladas were good, shredded beef was excellent, sauce was average. Chips and salsa &... More 

Thank Stephen E
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102 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

We heard this place made great fish tacos. We drove into Haleiwa on a holiday and the town was crazy busy! No problem finding parking behind the restaurant & got a table right away although the place was busy! Ordered the San Felipe style beer battered mahi tacos! Huge pieces of tender mahi with cabbage, cilantro, onion, cheddar, salsa &... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$20
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 66-165 Kamehameha Hwy, Haleiwa, Oahu, HI 96712-1420
    (Amara Rd.)
  • Public Transportation: For Northbound travelers you will need to get off the bus at Kamehameha HWY + Opp Emerson RD (Stop ID # 2241). If you are traveling Southbound you will need to get off at Kamehameha HWY + Haleiwa RD. (Stop ID # 2240). For additional information on holidays or possible detours please refer to www.thebus.org
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Haleiwa
  • Phone Number: +1 808-637-7717

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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?