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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: Dinner, Lunch
Description: independent fast food restaurant

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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
Fast paced, fresh and spicy

The place is small and ruggedly "decorated". The food prices are a bit high, but the portions are very generous. The sauces and flavors are innovative and fresh. I really enjoyed the heat in the Christmas sauce and the fast paced banter of the men behind the counters. Those on running head to head... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 11, 2015
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Perth, Australia
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

Burrito was big and tasty .. I liked the selection of hot sauces . Cool place !! Definitely recommend checking it out.

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Sydney
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

This is a one-room, one staff-member burrito place in which the food sits ready in a Bain Marie and you order at the counter. It's not that it's bad per se, it's just deeply ordinary and v pricey for what it is. If you're desperate for Mexican food, I guess, do it. But if you just want some dinner, there... More 

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28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

The place is small and ruggedly "decorated". The food prices are a bit high, but the portions are very generous. The sauces and flavors are innovative and fresh. I really enjoyed the heat in the Christmas sauce and the fast paced banter of the men behind the counters. Those on running head to head competition that fees the rip jars... More 

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Montpelier, Vermont
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61 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Sorry, I have wanted to be really happy but I am not. Perhaps my tastebuds are too old, too unsophisticated, or too demanding, but everything (three take-out visits) I have eaten is mildly seasoned, at best. The pork is surprisingly dry and bland. There is not enough salt and pepper, not to mention other spices in the beans --black or... More 

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Burlington, Vermont
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72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Overpriced. Overcooked. Less than friendly. Had no beef, and the chicken was fatty. The "chips" under my taco salad were a few burnt tostada shells. While it and the kid's menu taco & burrito were all edible, they fell way short of wonderful.

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Middlebury, Vermont
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

My wife and I both got the taco salad and a citizen cider. Almost $50! At 5:30pm the cook and cashier etc all the same. Asked for beef, no beef. Asked for fish, no fish. Pork was only meat option. The salad was in general good tasting and quite healthy. The problem was it had corn tortillas on it that... More 

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Waterbury, Vermont
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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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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40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 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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45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 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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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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