I'm so glad we found this restaurant while we were in Lahaina! If we had found it sooner, we might have eaten there more than just one time. As other reviewers have mentioned, this place is a little further away from the part of town where the shops and most of the restaurants are located. It's on the north end of front street, but worth the drive!
We ended up eating inside because it was busy and we didn't feel like waiting for an outside table (plus it was dark), so we skipped the ocean view but the food made it fantastic anyway.
They brought out a great salsa and dip in a bowl with chips at the beginning. The dip was really wonderful and different. We ordered the quartet that had the falafel, eggplant dip (babaganoush?), hummus and I can't remember what else, but it was fabulous. We also ordered ceviche, which is one of our favorite dishes. It was also one of the ceviches we've ever had.
I liked that we were able to order just enough food to fill up. The food is great on Maui, but sometimes the portions are too big for me. For that reason, I love restaurants like this where you can easily order only the amount of food you feel like eating. And the quality of the food at Ma'la cannot be beat!
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