Service: The service is excellent at Mexitlan Grill which is a relief since the restaurant is extremely small in size (about 8 tables total). The service is very friendly and attentive making it a very enjoyable restaurant for both a quick bite for lunch or dinner out with friends.
Food: The food is authentic Mexican through and through. It’s wonderful to finally get a good Mexican restaurant in Honolulu that has more than just some run-of-the-mill burritos, enchiladas and tacos. The restaurant proteins include fresh Fish, Lobster, Beef Tongue, Shredded Beef, Asada, Cochinita, Orange Pork, Chicken and more! The salsa is fresh and once you start eating it you will want to put it on everything. In fact, last time we ate at Mexitlan we got to experience them roasting the tomatoes fresh for the salsa because part of the grill opens up into the dining area…it was authentic and fun to watch.
Favorite Dishes: Chili Relleno (yum!), Fish Wrap, Tacos – Chicken, Beef Tongue, Cochinita, and the Enchiladas.
Atmosphere: The first thoughts that come to mind are – quaint, traditional, and charming. Even though the restaurant is small and doesn’t have any views they really decorated it perfectly and it doesn’t feel claustrophobic or crowed. Mexitlan has beautiful artwork and authentic decorations which give the overall ambiance an A+.
Consistency: The food is consistently good. The restaurant is very new so we only have eaten at this establishment a few times but everything was very good and we are excited to go back again soon!
Parking: There is a private lot at the Kaimuki Shopping Center which has plenty of parking for about $1 per hour. If you are lucky you can also score 3 free street parking in front of Big City Diner and walking through the restaurant.
Price Range: Medium ($10-$22) per Entree
No Corkage Fee!
Reservations Accepted For Dinner (only recommended for 5 people plus)
Take Out Available
1137 11th. Ave
Honolulu, HI 96816
Tel: (808) 737-5678
Hours of Operation:
Open Daily For Lunch & Dinner: 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.