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Maui Restaurants

Cilantro

  • 170 Papalaua Ave. Map It
  • Mexican

Updated 02/20/2014

Fodor's Review

The flavors of Old Mexico are given new life here, where a dozen chilies are used to create the salsas. The owner, a former high-end food and beverage pro, spent three years visiting authentic eateries in 40 Mexican cities before opening this place. Tucked into an older and unfancy mall, this restaurant requires you to order at the counter and fill your own disposable beverage cup at the soda fountain. But as soon as you bite into a chipotle-citrus rotisserie chicken plate

or, really, anything on the menu, you'll forget all about the plastic cutlery and lack of a view. The brilliantly colored, clever decor—a collection of worn-from-duty tortilla presses, now hand-painted—coupled with consistently excellent food at affordable prices more than makes up for the lack of fine dining amenities.

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Restaurant Information

Address:

Old Lahaina Center, 170 Papalaua Ave., Lahaina, Hawaii, 96761, United States

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Phone:

808-667–5444

Restaurant Details:

  • Credit cards accepted

Updated 02/20/2014

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Apr 28, 2013

Yummy

We had to look a bit to find it, tucked into a parking lot, but the Fodor's Maui Guide recommended it...and it was worth the very small bother. The food was excellent and inexpensive. The chicken tacos were great and the pulled pork tacos even better. Too bad about the waste from the paper plates -- something they should work on in this environmentally aware world. They also offer whole roasted chicken for take-out, something we didn't get around

to trying but would have liked to.

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