Located right in downtown Hilo next to Hilo’s Farmer’s Market lies Reuben’s Mexican Restaurant. The restaurant is run by a wonderful Mexican family, and you can taste the love in all the food, which makes this place my favorite place for Mexican food on the Big Island. Reuben’s food taste so soo good, and their margaritas are very very generous with the tequila. I try to frequent here at least once a week.
Here’s the entrance to Reuben’s. Notice the help wanted ad. I want to apply just to learn how they make their food.
It was pretty packed on a Saturday night, so make reservations if you come after 7pm. They are closed on Sunday.
The bar with loads of different tequilas and beers.
Tequila shot menu.
I ordered my usual double margarita on the rocks. The double actually means 3-5 shots of tequila. I see them pouring it and they just keep pouring!
They serve salsa verde to every table. It’s very hot and flavorful. It goes great with their chips and with most of their dishes. One taste and you’ll know that this is no Taco Bell.
I ordered the beef nachos ($6.00).
The beef nachos are amazing. The beef is very tender and full of flavor, like they stewed it for hours. The chips are homemade and taste so crisp and fresh. I like to pour on the hot sauce and sprinkle pepper as I go. You don’t know how good this tasted since I missed lunch today!
From another visit, a Beef Enchilada with beans and rice ($7.00).
The beef enchiladas are very tasty with the same tender beef used in the nachos and the enchilada sauce is just wonderful, bringing everything together. The beans and rice are equally ono, too… the beans have a really rich moist flavor.
Reuben also makes great chicken flautas, pork chile verde, guacamole, chile relenos, and more! The prices are very reasonable.
Thank you Reuben. See you next week.
Reuben’s Mexican Food
336 Kamehameha Ave
Hilo, Hawaii 96720