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Mad Taco

Mexican, Southwestern
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72 Main St, Montpelier, VT 05602-2927
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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North Billerica, Massachusetts
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39 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We have been here several times. I love the carnitas meat. Have had it in tacos, burritos and quesadillas. All were excellent. Between last summer and this they have changed their taco shells. I don't like the new ones as well. I understand they are from a local supplier and organic. I would recommend that they give the option of... More 

Thank Gail G
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I'm no expert on Mexican street food but enjoyed my simple meal of a wet pulled pork burrito with mole and a side of guac & chips! Portions were generous, prices reasonable, and staff friendly. I see some low ratings here but hey, it's a simple hole-in-the-wall kinda of place; cutlery on a side stand and clean up after yourself.... More 

Thank David S
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20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

They'er food is good and we have visited 3 times.We'll be back I am sure of it. The staff is pleasant.The seating is sometimes not the best for disabled people because you may get a bar stool.It's on the small side. The real problem I see with this place is the heat. As I said it is small and theres... More 

Thank MrsSR
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29 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It may be a bad review, but it wasn't real Mexican. They didn't even try. The taco shells tasted like they were out of a box, not hand made. Taco Bell taste better than this place. If you like upscale and trendy this is the place for you.

Thank Damien D
Hartford, Connecticut
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250 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

My husband and I stopped here after reading good reviews online. We walked in and the place showed Heady Topper cans on their menu for $6. I figured they might have run out, but they still had a few cans left. We each ordered an order of tacos (comes with two). All of the tacos were excellent. The price was... More 

Thank tigg189074
Montpelier, Vermont
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016 via mobile

Fresh ingredients, great flavors, and fast service make this one of my favorite stops. It's not cheap crappy tex-mex. The meats are high-quality and the various sauces and salsas are excellent and house-made. There are four places and Montpelier to get guacamole and this is my favorite.

Thank Lindsey W
Montpelier, Vermont
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016

Food here is as close to authentic as you are going to get in Vermont. I like the the salsas in varying degrees of heat from mild to holy smoke. Small place but very good food and service.

Thank Vermonttexican
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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64 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2016

At here with a local while in town for work. The engaging and friendly woman making everything by hand didn't lead me astray. I asked her, "If I only eat here once in my life, what you you get?" I was served a massive fresh burrito that bordered in gluttonous. My colleague said her quesadilla was the best she's ever... More 

Thank Mark H
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2016

The tacos are OK and the service is OK. They messed up my order a few times, but it was close to closing time so it was obvious that they were done caring. I have heard great things, I just did not experience them.

Thank JessTravels22
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23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016 via mobile

Borderline inedible. My daughter's meal was truly the worst dish I've ever tasted. The Colorado sauce was bitter and she literally couldn't eat even a bite. Both enchilada plates were cold and the rice was bland and undercooked. My husband had the Cubano and while it wasn't anything notable, it was the only thing eaten. Also very over priced and... More 

Thank Stacee J

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 72 Main St, Montpelier, VT 05602-2927
  • Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  Montpelier
  • Phone Number: 802-225-6038
independent fast food restaurant

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?