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Taqueria Cruz

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2395 S. Kihei #112, Dolphin Plaza, Kihei, Maui, HI 96753
+1 808-875-2910
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11:30 am - 8:30 pm
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Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 8:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch
Description: Established in 2008. Taqueria Cruz is a fourth & fifth generation...
Established in 2008. Taqueria Cruz is a fourth & fifth generation family-owned and operated business which was first established by our great-grandparents in the beautiful Wine Country of the Napa Valley. Our family got into the restaurant business in 1951, building a warm and successful eatery from the ground up, and we are willing to bet that they never imagined all of their hard work and love for cooking would one day reach beyond the vineyards and blossom on the beautiful island of Maui. We are very proud of our family history as well as our culture, and we know you will taste the love in our food. So please come and let us share with you what they have shared with us. From our family to yours, the love and aloha of Taqueria Cruz.
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  • 57
    Excellent
  • 35
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 2
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  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Excellent food according to this Mexican food snob

So coming from Texas we have awesome Mexican food pretty much on every corner. I know it seems silly to go to Hawaii and eat Mexican (we only did it once!) but two whole weeks without it is hard to take, so we decided to give this a try and I'm so glad we did. We ordered chicken, beef and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 26, 2015
TxMama414
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Keller, Texas
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Keller, Texas
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65 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

So coming from Texas we have awesome Mexican food pretty much on every corner. I know it seems silly to go to Hawaii and eat Mexican (we only did it once!) but two whole weeks without it is hard to take, so we decided to give this a try and I'm so glad we did. We ordered chicken, beef and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 via mobile

yummy vegan poblano tacos and great guacamole and salsa! homemade food, casual place and delicious! must go if craving mexican

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Portland, Oregon
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61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

We were in Kihei for Cinco de Mayo and needed some Mexican food! We stumbled upon this place and loved the atmosphere and tasty food. It's BYOB and you sit outside at picnic type tables. There was a musician playing the night we were there and it was just a cool vibe. The chips and salsa were really good and... More 

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Broomfield, Colorado, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

I built my own burrito with the blackened fish. The flavor was good. I actually enjoyed mine. My husband did the same thing only he had the pulled pork. We both went without tortillas and went for extra lettuce. His plate was awful. It looked soupy. It didn't have good flavor. The serving size wasn't huge. I would say it... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

While other reviewers raved about the tacos, I tried the pork burrito. Portion size was good, flavor was so-so. A worthwhile stop if you're craving Mexican-American style food but just average in my opinion.

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Reno, Nevada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Okay, we in Hawaii but we do like Mexican food. Went to lunch here and the three of us ate for less that $30. Good value, good food. I would recommend this place if you are looking for a quick, relatively inexpensive Mexican lunch.

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Seattle, Washington
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26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

They don't have the nice salsa bar like Maui tacos, but the food is better- like you would get from a good taco truck. Worth seeking out- hidden in the back of a mall on Kihei road.

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Calgary, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Really good Mexican. Not the greatest location. When we first walked up, my instinct was to leave. There was a large family dining outside and the food looked good so we went in. Very clean inside. Three of us had 'build your own' burritos. The pork was amazing. One of us had fish tacos- superb. Burritos were huge. All were... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Being from Texas....you start to miss your chips and salsa after a few days away. We were so happy to find this little place. We dropped by for lunch twice during our trip and it was great both times. Fresh, flavorful tacos and took care of our mexican food cravings!

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Kihei, Hawaii
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

We stop here if we want quick Mexican food. I've only tried the tacos (so good, why try anything else). Beverages are in cans so bring your own if you want a fancy cup or ice.

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Additional Information about Taqueria Cruz

Address: 2395 S. Kihei #112, Dolphin Plaza, Kihei, Maui, HI 96753
Phone Number: +1 808-875-2910
Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Maui  >  Kihei
Open Hours:
Monday 11:30 am - 8:30 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 8:30 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 8:30 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 8:30 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 8:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 2 - 10
Cuisine: Mexican, Seafood, Vegetarian

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2395 S. Kihei #112, Dolphin Plaza, Kihei, Maui, HI 96753
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Maui  >  Kihei
  • Phone Number: +1 808-875-2910

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 2 - 10
  • Cuisine: Mexican, Seafood, Vegetarian

Description

Established in 2008. Taqueria Cruz is a fourth & fifth generation family-owned and operated business which was first established by our great-grandparents in the beautiful Wine Country of the Napa Valley. Our family got into the restaurant business in 1951, building a warm and successful eatery from the ground up, and we are willing to bet that they never imagined all of their hard work and love for cooking would one day reach beyond the vineyards and blossom on the beautiful island of Maui. We are very proud of our family history as well as our culture, and we know you will taste the love in our food. So please come and let us share with you what they have shared with us. From our family to yours, the love and aloha of Taqueria Cruz.
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 8:30 pm

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