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Reuben's Mexican Food

) #62 of 196 Restaurants in Hilo $$ - $$$ Mexican
336 Kamehameha Ave, Ste A, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-2949
+1 808-961-2552
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  • Excellent22%
  • Very good35%
  • Average21%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible12%
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11:00 - 21:00All hours
$$ - $$$
336 Kamehameha Ave, Ste A, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-2949
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Service was wonderful & very friendly. Food was excellent! Flavors had a different mexican oregano twist taste, (I think) We used 2 own a Mexican restaurant n we were very impressed with both the red & green enchilada sauces n the salsa itself!

Thank 637iraisr
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are two well-known Mexican restaurants in downtown Hilo, Reuben's and Lucy's. I've been to both several times. Here are my observations: The portions are bigger at Lucy's. The service is better at Reuben's (but you have to tip since you are served by a...More

1  Thank Huckleberry_Finn_808
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Other than waiting a while for our food we had an excellent large plate meal here. My friends are vegetarians and they found all they could eat and I had the soft and crunchy tacos and they were great. I'm from Austin so I've had...More

Thank frankochief
Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

Huge portions good service and apparently killer margaritas. Place wa busy with locals so we figured it had to be good. Not disappointed.

Thank Brandon C
Reviewed 22 April 2017

I remember when this Mexican restaurant opened in Hilo. It was a big deal as "exotic" dining was not an option in Hilo. Of course it was just an ordinary Mexican restaurant, but it did offer a different choice. Hasn't changed much, glad it's still...More

Thank Miriahm D
Reviewed 18 April 2017

I was hunting for some dinner relatively late in the day and happened to walk past Reuben's. Mexican isn't what I associate with Hawaii, but this one will surprise you. It's not fine dining, but the food is excellent. I visited pretty late on a...More

Thank blw_at_longwood
Reviewed 14 April 2017

Excellent Mexican food and the best margaritas in Hilo. This is a great place to eat, drink margaritas, and hang out with friends and family.

Thank James V
Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

Reuben's has been a go to for m and my fiancé for years. At one point we'd eat there once a week.. lol. It's ran by Reuben and his family. The food is consistent and very tasty. Their home made salsa's and recipes are one...More

Thank mamaral808
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

This has been our go-to spot for Mexican. During peak hours they can be pretty busy. They have bar seating if they're really busy, and you don't mind eating at the bar. Their serving sizes are huge and most times we can share an appetizer,...More

Thank Cherilyn D
Reviewed 24 February 2017

We went to Reuben's Mexican restaurant while walking along the street in Hilo after visiting the Lyman Museum. We were not expecting much, judging from the exterior, but our experience there exceeded our expectations. Service is slow, but worth the wait. Chips and salsa are...More

Thank Michael T
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery, Television
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 336 Kamehameha Ave, Ste A, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-2949
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Hilo
  • Phone Number: +1 808-961-2552
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