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The Mad Taco

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2 Village Square, Waitsfield, VT 05673
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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28 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW 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 

Thank Scott J
Cooperstown, New York
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 Dining area dirty and outdated.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.

Thank traveler2177
Cedar Grove, Wisconsin
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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 

Thank Toots2271
Burlington, Vermont
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

Thank libby1023
Montreal, QC
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank NanaE91
Burlington, Vermont
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61 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

Thank AmberH6
Reston, Virginia
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

Thank gstullo
Bristol, Vermont
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43 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

We stopped at The Mad Taco after a 9 mile hike. I had heard such great things about the place and I had high expectations. Unfortunately, I was a little disappointed. I ordered the tacos carnitas and the chicken tortilla soup. The carnitas was so oily that my corn tortillas were soaked in many tablespoons of oil. When I picked... More 

Thank Rebecca T
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

This is NO Mexican taco place. They have the most Amazing roast pork sandwiches.You can eat inside or out. Sometimes the smoker outside is going and the smell is amazing! The atmosphere is very laid back and relaxed which does NOT translate to slow service. The employees are all super friendly. This is a must stop if you are looking... More 

Thank Jim D
Turners Falls, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

Eclectic little place with great food and a really good beer selection! Will definitely go back next time we're in the area.

Thank Frank L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Village Square, Waitsfield, VT 05673
  • 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?