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Polli's Mexican Restaurant

€€ - €€€Mexican, , Vegetarian Friendly
1202 Makawao Ave, Makawao, Maui, HI 96768-9522
+1 808-572-7808
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good40%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“chips and salsa” (63 reviews)
“burrito” (50 reviews)
“tacos” (26 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 22:00 Hours
Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
1202 Makawao Ave, Makawao, Maui, HI 96768-9522
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We go to Maui twice a year, we stay in Kaanapali and drive to Polli's in Makawao to have lunch here. The food is excellent and the service is always great! Kiana is the on most of our visits, she is very nice and efficient....More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank lilmel459
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

On a visit to Makawao, my husband and I decided to have lunch at Polli’s Mexican Restaurant. It wasn’t real busy and our waitress was right there to help us. We ordered some chips and salsa, which was good, then I ordered a 2 taco...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank cakeandtravel
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I made an effort to find the best Mexican Food on Maui. It was my own personal quest and I wanted to report what I found. If you want "REAL" Mexican food on this island, you have to go to Polli's in Makawao Town. Be...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank SlammyLBC
Reviewed 22 October 2018

Outside: cutest. Inside: cutest, plus great atmosphere. Chips & salsa ($2.95) very good. Promising. Dang, peaked early. She liked her chili rellano plate ($12.50). My taco / enchilada combination ($13.95) insipid. Minus, refried beans sludgy. "No lard" per the menu, but also no taste. Chardonnay...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank KPG99201
Reviewed 7 October 2018 via mobile

This is a great place for lunch while in this upcountry town. This was my third time there. We were seated promptly and given menus and water. Service was prompt and menu selections explained. I have always enjoyed this place and the owner must have...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Morcella
Reviewed 3 October 2018

This is a great little place to get some decently priced mexican food. Went there twice and the service was outstanding, very attentive and flexible to food allergies. The food was good and had a large selection.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank BCflyguy01
Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

And wonderful atmosphere !! Waitress was quite attentive and the food came fast. Sooo good. Had the taco/enchilada and partner had the veggie tamale. Chips were tasty as well as the salsa. Cute little restaurant, completely packed yet service wasn’t affected! Cute garden outside window...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Wings298
Reviewed 4 September 2018 via mobile

We found plenty of what I clearly explained was my allergy in my dish. Waiter didn't catch it, and when he went to check on it with the cook came back with the excuse "the cook forgot, and realized after they were added, and tried...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank gidgetfizz
Reviewed 28 August 2018

Service was slow and the place wasn't packed, our waitress wasn't really listening / paying attention, but the food was a bit saltier than I'm used to in Mexico and TX, and tortillas were not homemade.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank KWomac1
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

We had just done a tour nearby and I only had access to offline maps. Searched for food and surprised to find a mexican restaurant in upcountry Maui. Free, private parking. Lunch was delicious. I got double wrapped tacos which are corn tortilla shell tacos...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Andy H
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14 April 2018|
Response from Bsue64 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I’m not sure
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........
16 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, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
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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