- Polli's Mexican Restaurant
- 1202 Makawao Avenue
- Makawao, HI 96768
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Mexican restaurant featuring authentic Mexican dishes including seafood enchiladas, chimichangas, quesadillas, and fajitas, with nightly specials. Open daily for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, with a special champagne brunch on Sundays.
Pollis has been for many years a great family place to go to. However, things have changed in a very poor way. The owner has become detached and has let the place be overrun with drunks. Loud potty mouthed people who have no respect for the company they find themselves in. The last 3 or 4 times we were there we were insulted by the very foul language of one particular person. He couldn't seen to say a sentence without f... this and f...in that. All the while speaking at the top of his lungs. Our little girl was shocked. I got my kids together and left. On the way out we were told by some of the locals that this guy does the same thing every afternoon and into the night and many of their regulars have stopped coming to the place. When I asked if the owner knew about it we were told yes, that he had many complaints but still allowed this man to return. We'll never be back as long as the place has the same owner who allows trash like that in his place. My advice, go somewhere else, anywhere will be a better family experience..sadly.
Polli's has been around for years and years. It's located on the main crossroad in Makawao town, in a small but festive building with (fortunately) a fairly large parking lot. If you show up at the peak dinner hour, expect to wait for a table. Better to come late or come early. The food is always good, the staff is friendly. On the downside, they've been running the same extreme sports video almost since the beginning of time. But of course that's a quibble. Enjoy!