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Mad Taco

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72 Main St, Montpelier, VT 05602-2927
802-225-6038
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
Description: independent fast food restaurant

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  • 9
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  • 8
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  • 5
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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Mad for these tacos!

Its hard not to fall in love with this place. I came in here one night, right before they were closing, it was dead.. and all of a sudden a mob of hungry patrons rushed the establishment. With one girl behind the counter. She came alive And we all got dinner and a show! She is amazing, with a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 2, 2015
Trista T
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Waterbury, Vermont
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Waterbury, Vermont
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11 reviews 11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Its hard not to fall in love with this place. I came in here one night, right before they were closing, it was dead.. and all of a sudden a mob of hungry patrons rushed the establishment. With one girl behind the counter. She came alive And we all got dinner and a show! She is amazing, with a beautiful... More 

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Carnation, Washington
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51 reviews 51 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

We had their fresh soft tacos. You can mix and match your two tacos, but my friend had the Colorado - pork mole - and loved it. I had 1 yam and 1 fish, both with fresh slaw and cilantro, and their yummy spicy verde sauce (squeeze on extra sauces, numbered for hotness), plus one with the super hot

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Montpelier, Vermont
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

I won't say its the awesomest food I have ever had but definitely it was fresh, nicely prepared and local ingredients.. small menu though but tasted nice...

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Alfred, New York
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76 reviews 76 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

We stopped into Mad Taco after a day of skiing at Mad River Glen, we were looking for some good munchies and definitely found it! Mad Taco is a great combo of fancified stoner food and wholesome goodness!

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Montpelier, Vermont
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37 reviews 37 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Good, fresh, local ingredients; well prepared. That said, do you want to pay $10-11 for a burrito because it's locally sourced beef and organic beans? Can you make the same at home for $1.25? Other restaurants you get a full meal in a nice atmosphere for that. I can't tell local beef from foreign beef in a burrito. It's a... More 

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Vermont
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44 reviews 44 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

The food here is really good. There's something about the selection of simple, quality ingredients that come together into a taco bigger than its parts. But I could do without the "dude" greetings. It feels like you're in the kitchen of a dorm room (similar vibe in both Waitsfield and Montpelier) of a friend who makes fantastic tacos. If you... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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237 reviews 237 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014 via mobile

I had the burrito with slow cooked pork and it was incredible. I think it was probably better than the famous chain restaurants that make burritos. They also had Heady Topper for an amazing price. Small place, not a lot of seating, but it works. Place could be spruced up a bit, but it has a cool, funky feel about... More 

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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

This place has great beer on tap! My husband had the pulled pork tacos and I had the enchiladas. They were both good. We did purchase the guacamole and chips. Not my favorite. I probably wouldn't order them again. The cleanliness... Everything was pretty dirty, the dirty dishes just sit out by the garbage, silver wear, and water jug (... More 

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Louisville
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20 reviews 20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

I REALLY wanted to like this place as I LOVE a good taco. But these were just not good. They were bland and about 50% overpriced. I am not sure that anyone in my group of 4 liked anything that they ate. Place it took a long time to get our food making the disappointment even more palpable. Staff was... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Thought it was a good idea after class. Food wasn't good and the service was very slow. 3-4 hrs later I started throwing up and had diarrhea. Worst experience ever and never going back. Worst 21$ I have ever spent.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 72 Main St, Montpelier, VT 05602-2927
  • Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  Montpelier
  • Phone Number: 802-225-6038

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

Description

independent fast food restaurant

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