Maui, at last, has excellent Mexican food. The menu categories at Sangrita may be familiar, but the authentic ingredients and deep flavors are new. The guacamoles and salsas—all house-made from scratch—come with a bottomless basket of corn and flour chips. The duck carnitas tacos with fig mole, jicama slaw, and avocado are stellar, and the avocado fries with cilantro pesto aioli are addictive accompaniments. Save room for the unique flan de elote for dessert. The cocktails
prominently feature tequila and mezcal, and the wine list is affordable. The partially painted wooden tables and chairs are intriguing, and the service is delightful.