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The Mad Taco

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2 Village Woods, Waitsfield, VT 05673-6271
802-496-3832
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Panama City Beach, Florida
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56 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Forgot the exact name of our dish, but it was the Mad Daddy, or the Fat Daddy, or something like that, you'll see it up on the menu when you go. Anyways, it was outstanding! They have craft beers, but I had a good ole Coke in a glass bottle. The lady who took our order was so friendly and... More 

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Houston, Texas
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142 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Average grub and everything overpriced. My ten ounces of the local brew cost $7.75! That's an outrage! Guacamole acceptable but chicken tacos with cilantro were bland. Outdoor eating area with muddy floor. Expected a lot more father viewing website. Realty did not deliver.

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New York City, New York
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28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We tried the vegetarian (roasted yam) taco, it was really delicious. I'm sure this will be a staple lunch stop on our trips to the Mad River Valley. Great, casual atmosphere (self-seating, including an outdoor patio).

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29 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place never dissapoints. Came in for some guacamole and chips, and burritos and they were delicious. The beer selection is great and I had a Sip of Sunshine and then a citizen cider. We all sat outside on one of the picnic tables and the staff was very friendly. I highly recommend this place for anyone who's traveling through.... More 

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Cooperstown, New York
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ordered food at counter from friendly cashier. Dining area dirty and outdated. Long wait for our food which was a big disappointment. Tacos were basically meat no tomato lettuce salsa or cheese. Cuban sandwich was very unappealing and not very tasty.

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Cedar Grove, Wisconsin
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016

If you like tacos and great service, this is the place for you! There are tacos for every taste and they are superb! Other than the sauce that dripped all over my hand that I had to lick off (don't want to let it go to waste), I have no complaints. I had the shrimp and pork, and both were... More 

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Burlington, Vermont
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

After a day of hiking, we detoured to Waitsfield rather than go directly back to Burlington. So glad we did! Inventive flavors, with very fresh, local, seasonal ingredients. Fun atmosphere, both in- and out-doors. We ordered their incredible guacamole, which came with 4 ginormous chips, and my daughter pronounced it the perfect chip-to-guac ratio. I ordered the incredible fish tacos,... More 

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Montreal, QC
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

Great tacos, good beer selection, nice patio, friendly staff and relaxed ambiance. Very good experience. Will definitely return.

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Burlington, Vermont
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62 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

I've had mixed experiences here (and at their Montpelier location), but I've finally figured out the secret to happiness: order the pork tacos. Their big thing is smoking their own, and they do it very well. Vegetarian options I've had less luck with. Same with the special papusas I once ordered. This is not an authentic Mexican place (nor El... More 

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Reston, Virginia
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

Stopped by one evening for dinner with my wife and kids. I was impressed that the guy cooking everything up brought me a sample of the meat for the kids to try and "test out" to make sure it was not too spicy (it was not for my kids but some may find it to have too much kick). My... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Mexican
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Village Woods, Waitsfield, VT 05673-6271
  • Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  Waitsfield
  • Phone Number: 802-496-3832

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