Whenever you’re craving authentic Mexican food on the double, let Ono Tacos Lahaina Maui tantalize your tastebuds. Although nothing more than a quaint walk-up stand, this place is the real deal. They go above and beyond in creating burritos, tortas, tacos, and more using fresh, local ingredients. Their time-honored recipes help all the local flavors shine, making it well worth a visit whenever hunger strikes.
To get your fill of all your fan favorites, just walk up to the order window and let them know what you’d like. You might encounter quite a line depending on when you arrive, however, but it’s well worth the wait. Once you put in your order, you can stand under the umbrella to stay out of the sun or grab a table if you want to eat onsite. Either way, you’re likely to have a rather long wait before your tasty treats land in your hands.
The talented crew makes everything to order, after all, focusing on building big flavors in every bite. The extra time goes into making sure you always enjoy truly authentic recipes made with flair. After creating all your items, they put them on plates and paper bowls, which make it difficult to take them on the go. If you’re committed to hitting the beach with your selections, consider bringing a roll of foil to cover your items while you’re on the move.
Whether you’re eating onsite or taking it to go, stop by the salsa bar beneath their sign. Just be wary of the ultra-hot sauce unless you like it spicy. The bright chili pepper flavors come through rather strongly, giving every last bite a memorable zing.
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If you want a light, fresh meal made with bright, bold flavors, go with the Salad, for sure. They start this dish by combining lettuce, cabbage, and tomato before adding the cheese, chipotle sauce, and croutons. After that, you can add any meat of your choice, including their steak, pork, and fish.
For delicious ocean flavors in every bite, go with the Fish Taco. This simple dish starts with two corn tortillas grilled until piping hot. Then, they add their grilled fish, coleslaw mix, and chipotle sauce to bring it all together. Each order gets you one taco, so be sure to be clear on how many you want.
The Chicken Torta lets you enjoy pure sandwich deliciousness without skimping on the authentic Mexican flavors. They create this entrée by putting ketchup, mustard, and mayo on a bun and adding your protein of choice. Then, they pile on the ham, cheese, tomato, and lettuce to finish it off right.
Whenever you’re looking for something a little different, set your sights on their Hot Dog. They create this simple treat by wrapping a Sonora-style hot dog in bacon and frying it up on the grill. Once that’s done, they put it in a bun and add mayo, ketchup, mustard, grilled onions, and tomato.
As a cash-only restaurant, they do not accept debit or credit cards. Stop by the First Hawaiian Bank ATM on Papalaua Street to get money out before you arrive. Or make a purchase at any nearby store and get cash out at the register.
-Although the wild chickens all around look mighty cute, never feed them a morsel while you dine onsite. Otherwise, they will make a nuisance of themselves forevermore. Also, don’t turn your back on the flock or they’ll swoop in and enjoy your meal for you.
-On hot days, flies often swarm the seating area. If you want to escape the bugs, you’ll need to take your food to go and head out to a nearby park or beach.