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Mad Taco

Mexican, Southwestern
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72 Main St, Montpelier, VT 05602-2927
11:00 am - 8:00 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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Montpelier, Vermont
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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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42 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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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20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

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 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016

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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264 reviews
171 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 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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14 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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33 reviews
19 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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75 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 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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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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?