Polli’s Mexican Restaurant

Polli's Mexican Restaurant - Fresh Mexican Food with Free Parking
Local Expert's Rating:
4.5 / 5
The Bottom Line:

Polli's Mexican Restaurant offers fresh, tasty Mexican food. The staff is friendly and one of the best parts is that the restaurant has its own lot! You will not need to search for or pay for parking. A tasty meal and easy free parking. It's a win win!

- The HawaiianIslands.com Local Expert Team

Feel as if you are in the American Southwest as you step into Polli’s Mexican Restaurant. Bright colors, saddles, and chili peppers adorn the restaurant. The staff is friendly and inviting and parking is easy since this restaurant has its own lot. 

Serving locals and visitors since 1981, this restaurant has been a steady presence in this community. The focus is Mexican cuisine, but burgers, salads, and vegetarian dishes are available. 

Polli’s Mexican Restaurant is located in Makawao near the Makawao History Museum and not far from Makawao Park. Makawao is known for its interesting art and art studios. Make a day of your visit to Makawao and check out the history museum, some art studios, and grab a meal at Polli’s. 

Here is a look at some favorite menu items: 

Chips and Salsa
A staple at any Mexican restaurant, but these chips and salsa are special. The chips are a special blend of flour and corn chips and the salsa is made fresh each day.

Tostada Salad
If you are looking to take some leftovers with you, consider this salad. It is served with greens that are layered with beans, a choice of chicken, beef, or veggie taco mix. It also includes cheese, tomatoes, olives, jalapenos, and avocado topped with sour cream and salsa. It’s served with a side of corn and flour chips.

Fish Taco Plate
Sure, you can get just one fish taco, but why? Choose the fish taco plate served with two fish tacos, beans, rice, and guacamole. The ingredients are fresh and the fish is nicely seasoned.

Burrito Supreme with Seafood
While in Hawaii, you must enjoy the amazing fresh seafood. In this burrito, find sauteed shrimp and ono with rice, cheese, and beans. It is smothered with a green sauce, sour cream, guacamole, and salsa.

Taco and Enchilada Plate
For the best of two words, try the taco and enchilada plate. You can choose from chicken, beef, pork, or veggie taco mix for the fillings. The dish is served with rice, beans, and guacamole.

A margarita is a must for many who dine at a Mexican restaurant. The margaritas here do not disappoint. Choose from a house margarita, a top shelf margarita, or a specialty margarita made with strawberry, lilikoi, lime, or mango.

There are also choices for kids and desserts on the menu. Children can choose from a taco, cheese quesadilla, burrito, or dino nuggets. On the dessert menu, find mud pie, lilikoi cheesecake, or chocoflan. You will not leave this restaurant hungry.

Insider Tips:
-If you want to skip the restaurant, you can order by phone. In addition to ordering your meal, you can consider paying it forward and donating meals. Polli’s hosts food drives and offers ways to give back throughout the year.
-If you would like some suggestions for additional places to visit in town, ask the waitstaff or chat with the locals. There are always many locals in this establishment.