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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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Surrey, Canada
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30 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It has fallen off completely. They are charging for chips and salsa without telling you…. Refried beans are gummy and tasteless…. fish tacos filled with lots of lettuce and not much else…. There are better spots out there, go find them.

Thank Sandy811
Palm Coast, Florida
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50 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Large no pay lot, good food and friendly staff. Nice way to begin our shopping afternoon in Makawao.

Thank Debbie P
Tinley Park, Illinois
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped for happy hour and had the nachos and margaritas. The nachos were very generous - enough for the 4 of us to share. The margaritas were delicious. The service was friendly but definitely slow. the bar was full and so were all the tables. I guess they could have used a bit of kitchen help. It a nice... More 

Thank laasch50
Havre de Grace, Maryland
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31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I have eaten at Polli's over the past several years, as we visit Maui every February. We drive about an hour to get there, and it is definitely worth it. The menu is varied, portions are generous and the food is delicious. I recently ordered the Cheese Chimichanga, which was filled with refried beans (or you could... More 

Thank Twinbalick
Fresno, California
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Try the lillikoi margarita. Perfect with a shrimp enchilada. Charming wait staff and surfing movies that are killer! Try it you'll be back!

Thank Julie P
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Have been going here off and on for years, do not really care for the food. The chips and salsa is okay, everything else is not great in my opinion. It is a loud, fun place, good service, nice people. I wouldn't go for the food.

Thank Ronald H
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104 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

everything we ordered went through the fryer and it all tasted the same. the food took a long time to come out and it was pretty pricey.

Thank bryan m
Winnipeg, Canada
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23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I popped in here while shopping in Makawao. The place is fun and vibrant and staff was friendly. I got the burrito supreme which was massive for $13. All in all it was good but not mind blowingly good. I would go back and would recommend to anyone in the Makawao area

Thank BBNoelle
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48 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Their chips and salsa are so tasty, we almost didn't have room for dinner! The chile verde was so tender and flavorful! The service was fantastic, and the atmosphere is very cool. It's a unique restaurant in a unique town. Worth a visit!

Thank laceyfacey
Miami, Florida, United States
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47 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Was very disappointed this last time. It is usually my top 3 mexican. Food was just ok not sure hope it was just a off night. I will try again.

Thank Kathy H

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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
Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
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?