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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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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 8:00 pm

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  • 47
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    Very good
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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
Great local place

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
bikrgirl
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boston
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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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
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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34 reviews 34 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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Shelburne, Vermont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

I love driving around the beautiful state of Vermont, as the scenery is always breathtaking year round. There are also a bunch of fantastic little places to eat all over the state. My newest favorite is The Mad Taco in Waitsfield. Very casual inside, as has been the case with many of these local culinary gems. The staff was a... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

not a fancy restaurant but the food was bar none. If you like mexican go here. The smoke their own meats, used locally sourced foods, and the taste, the taste, the taste.

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Newton, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

The tacos are great. Even better were the burritos which we tried last time. Recommend take-out. The Dining room doesn't feel particularly clean and even worse is the bathroom which would benefit from an inexpensive repainting and change of lighting. The kitchen is exposed and all looks pretty clean in there (which is why we come back).

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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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