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El Maguey

74-5563 Kaiwi St, Ste 27, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-3182
+1 808-329-0636
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good50%
  • Average5%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible11%
Travellers talk about
“enchiladas” (7 reviews)
“guacamole” (8 reviews)
“mexican food” (18 reviews)
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11:00 AM - 9:00 PMAll hours
74-5563 Kaiwi St, Ste 27, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-3182
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1 - 10 of 69 reviews

Reviewed 11 October 2017

Not great on sidewalk appearance or ambiance and the service is slow but the food is well worth the stop. Most authentic, IMHO and I'm Mexican, in all of Big Island. Too bad they charge extra for chips/salsa and tortillas, a staple in most mex...More

Thank Kawena L
Reviewed 6 October 2017

Driving around Kona for a quick dinner we found El Maguey. Excellent fish tacos, they used local fresh Ono. Each dinner was made fresh, so there is a little wait, but it is so worth it. This place is worth the visit!

Thank sdc7382
Reviewed 6 October 2017 via mobile

We went there last night. Funniest part was we were meeting friends and the only thing that was said was that we wanted "Mexican". We all ended up at El Maguey's. Pretty classic. There was a new waitress girl there since the last time I...More

Thank Silly H
Reviewed 1 September 2017

I have never had a bad meal here. Never been for dinner but lots and lots of lunches. Not the fastest but the food is made from scratch. Yes the chips too! Too bad they charge for them now :( We friends have such different...More

Thank 5678Boogie
Reviewed 22 August 2017

A family run Mexican restaurant. Located in a strip mall you would not think much of this from the outside. Food portions are huge. We always had left overs for the next day. Staff is more than willing to make any adjustments to the menu...More

Thank Dan M
Reviewed 17 May 2017

This is a small place in a strip mall but don't let that fool you. They have a great selection to choose from and the pico and guacamole were very tasty. Service was a little slow but nothing terrible. I had the chili relleno and...More

Thank 62cody
Reviewed 9 May 2017 via mobile

We refuse to go here from now ! We order 1/2 pork and 1/2 cheese! As u see in the picture there is no cheese ! This has happened more then once ! We called the workers and they blamed us and more or less...More

Thank Sherry S
Reviewed 4 May 2017 via mobile

One member of our group is very fond of Mexican food, so we did some research & found that this place was well recommended... The menu was quite expansive with many selections, and our orders arrived promptly... we were really astonished at the generous portions...More

Thank G C
Reviewed 3 May 2017

A little piece of Mexico. Fast and afforable. My favorite is the pork enchilada with verde sauce. El Maguey also serves beer, which is nice. This is a small place behind the second hand store. Great for a quick lunch or dinner.

Thank ScubaSue49
Reviewed 28 April 2017 via mobile

This place has good food, I wish it had outdoor seating, especially on those beautiful Hawaiian evenings.

Thank Luisa M
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 74-5563 Kaiwi St, Ste 27, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-3182
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Kailua-Kona
  • Phone Number: +1 808-329-0636
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