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Mad Taco

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72 Main St, Montpelier, VT 05602-2927
+1 802-225-6038
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we had a vegetarian taco there and found it very delicious. centrally located. sitting arrangement were not comfortable for kid as we have a 5 year old with us. cleanliness was poor. still host were friendly and atmosphere was nice. would like to come again...

Thank piyush j
Sterling, Virginia
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122 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 8, 2016

You have to like tacos to get it. This eatery is a counter and only a few small tables. We had some fresh local fish tacos. If you have a preference for the tortilla type for your taco you need to ask about that when ordering. We had a few tacos, shared a coke and we're back on the road.... More 

Thank MG L
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2016 via mobile

The food was fabulous, very diverse menu. The chef spent a few minutes with us and made our visit very personable. It's a great hole-in-the-wall find. There's not a lot of room for a lot of people, but if you can stop in, do!

Thank Eirene O
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34 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2016

It's a small, extremely casual place. The man at the counter was pleasant and patient with my indecision. Step up to the counter and place your order and find a seat. They bring your plates over, which is nice. I got the carnitas tacos. The carnitas were delicious, perfect flavor and texture. The tacos were flavored with fresh minced onion... More 

Thank Mrs_Icg
Winnipeg, Canada
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29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2016 via mobile

Quirky little restaurant with really good food. The staff member on duty appeared to be working all by himself and ran the whole show. Just after we walked in a larger group showed up. The staff member remained calm and worked through the line up of people. Our food had great flavour and the value of the food vs the... More 

Thank Nahannai L
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44 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2016 via mobile

Burritos or tacos or ... just dang good straight forward Mexican food. Good flavours and quick service. When I need a burrito this is where I go!

Thank George H
Montpelier, Vermont
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2016

A colleague and I lunched at The Mad Taco about a month ago. It was the first time there for both of us. It is the type of place where you order at the counter, and our order was taken quickly by a friendly enough young man. I ordered a plate of enchiladas, which came with rice and beans, if... More 

Thank jaicubed
Chester, Vermont
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32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2016 via mobile

We are talking New England here..not the Western part of the U.S., but; one can actually select a salsa here with some heat! Tacos are freshly prepared and staffing is always minimal...so be prepared to wait. Sit by the window and "people watch"...or sit at the counter and chat it up with the locals.

Thank Cassaundra J
North Billerica, Massachusetts
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47 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016

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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52 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2016 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Dining on a budget, 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: +1 802-225-6038
independent fast food restaurant

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Brownsville, Vermont
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?