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The Mad Taco

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2 Village Square, Waitsfield, VT 05673
802-496-3832
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8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch

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  • 49
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  • 28
    Very good
  • 3
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  • 5
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Best Fish Tacos

This is a nice fish taco with fresh Cilantro and Lime and good slaw! It is a nice local spot to have a beer, meet a friend after biking or skiing, or bring your family and sit at the picnic tables. It is ultra casual. Painting clothes and yard work clothes allowed.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
jayalila
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Moretown, Vermont
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Moretown, Vermont
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

This is a nice fish taco with fresh Cilantro and Lime and good slaw! It is a nice local spot to have a beer, meet a friend after biking or skiing, or bring your family and sit at the picnic tables. It is ultra casual. Painting clothes and yard work clothes allowed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Not a Mexican restaurant. All four of our meals were delicious! This is not your typical restaurant. Order your food at the counter to go or eat there and they will bring it out to you. I got the Cubano. A pork sandwich with pickles and cheese and special mayo. It came paninni style. The pork was soo tender and... More 

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Bolton, Vermont
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

$58 for 2 adults and 2 kids is pricey. Especially when the burrito feel apart b/c it wasn't wrapped right and my daughter's order was entirely wrong. We ordered 2 beers and go 10 oz glasses and minutes later others walked out with pint glasses for their beers? Food was ok, but not the best. Wouldn't go again, disappointed.

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boston
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

The Mad Taco has an easy-going, homegrown dive vibe going; it's a drop in, eat and go place rather than a dining restaurant. Delicious food. Did I say delicious? Double that. Plus a nice selection of housemade hot -- and very hot -- sauces. Kids had basic quesadillas; I savored the fish taco washed down with a VT brew hard... More 

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Norton, MA
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Food was great. Mostly locally sourced, fresh and prepped daily. Very little outsourced. Counter service and casual, but priced right with high quality food..... and Martgaritas!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

If you want great Mexican food, but you don't mind sitting at the bar or at picnic tables the Mad Taco is for you. They have a menu made much larger by all of the options available. They offer lots of different medium to hot sauces to spice things up... or not. You order your meal, find a place to... More 

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Boston
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

The Mad Taco is unequivacably the best lunch in the Mad River Valley, and best place to grab the finest beers on tap in Vermont. First, the tacos. Changing daily depending on what was cold smoked the day before or to what fresh fish is in, the tacos here are the real deal. Two tacos for around $9-12. Always fresh... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

this is not fine dining with nice tables and all that. More of a local gathering place with wonderful food and fairly quick meal

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9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

This place is cool! A fun staff, great local customers and really tasty fresh creative tacos. Find out why Chipotle is taco-lite. Fish, smoked pork and tongue tacos are all awesome.

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

I loved this place! The name fits. They have great beer and the tacos I had were delicious. This Mad River dive bar is a must if you are visiting. Some of the staff is on the eccentric side and very entertaining. If I return to Mad River, this place will be on of my first stops.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2 Village Square, Waitsfield, VT 05673
  • Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  Waitsfield
  • Phone Number: 802-496-3832

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?