Discover Restaurants offering the best Mexican food in Kahului, Hawaii, United States. Kahului is a census-designated place (CDP) on the island of Maui in the U.S. state of Hawaii. It hosts Maui's main airport (Kahului Airport), deep-draft harbor, light industrial areas, and commercial shopping centers. The population was 26,337 at the 2010 census. Kahului is part of the Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina Metropolitan Statistical Area which includes nearby Wailuku and the town and former whaling village of Lahaina.
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Food truck parked on the Beach Road across from the MACC. Was between errands and needed something convenient. Had a Blackened Mahi plate with fresh pico de gallo, beans, rice and salad. Also came with warmed tortillas. It was delicious and made fresh on the spot. Service was friendly and adaptable. Lots of things on the menu that I want to try, including several fresh shrimp dishes. Owner used to own Fiesta Time. Combines authentic Mexican food with fresh local seafood. Good for meat-lovers and vegetarians alike. Recommended.
3 based on 72 reviews
A wonderful spot for a special family meal. We celebrated my husband's birthday and could not have had a better meal. Very welcoming and friendly staff. we have many favorite dishes including the chili rellenos, chimichangas, and their nachos. All of the desserts are great. The flan is so rich and creamy it melts in your mouth. Enjoy.
3 based on 80 reviews
I have to say, I looked up this restaurant on Trip Advisor and either I'm learning that Trip Advisor pushes certain businesses, or people just have really low expectations. So I go in tonight and sit at the "bar" -- which isn't much of a bar -- and the first thing that comes is the chips, right? So I ask about the salsa and there is a salsa "bar" (as I write this maybe it is a language barrier about what "bar" means?) -- so i see a plate served that has a small white bowl on it and I ask for one. To be told by the waiter that they didn't have them -- must have been a mirage on the plate I saw go out. The "salsa bar" has plastic containers that are about 3 ounces, I guess. So I fill up two and go back to the bar "bar" and inquire to the "bartender", "the guy told me there weren't small bowls but I saw one and could I have one". I just wanted to NOT have to deal with the 1.5 inch in diameter plastic bowl and was actually told "those aren't allowed for salsa" ?!*&$!! I know enough about Hawaiian culture to know that the small white bowl is NOT sacred and am pretty sure because I am not Kamahaina. I really spent the next five minutes looking for the PiÃ±ata place but could not find it and apparently the Hawaiian custom of punctuation does not extend to the tilde.So I ordered anyway (against my better judgement). The food was OK but the service was absolutely deplorable. No ask for refill of chips, no ask for extra napkins, no ask of "is your food OK?" no ask of anything. I'm pretty sure they aren't here but this is a glorified Chipotle or Willy's -- they ask for "restaurant" prices (i'm sorry, if you have to go to the bathroom and they had you a key on a 3 foot stick to go God knows where, that is NOT a restaurant. So pick it -- either you are fast casual or you are a restaurant and you are NOT a restaurant. There service is SO bad and there is attitude everywhere. Really?? I ask for a simple bowl and from there on out I get crap for service -- because I asked for a bowl??? All I hear is "bowls are not permitted for salsa" like it's a government regulation or biblical edict "Thou shall NOT have a bowl"The locals may be used to that crap but I found it offensive and would rate the service at a 1 -- the only thing that saves it is the food didn't stink (nor was it memorable but, hey, what do you expect with Mexican meat, cheese, and your choice of shell. If you want fast casual Mexican, it is fine. If you want a restaurant with service, keep looking.
4 based on 45 reviews
I live part of the year in Maui and the other part in Texas...so being that I am 3rd generation Texan, I know my Mexican Food. I know it so well, that I can tell what regions of the border that different TexMex is from...and that also tells me that most Mexican food west of El Paso is not worth it's weight in frijoles. Surprise! Fernando's does a GREAT job for those craving true TexMex in Hawaii. True that there are certainly places in Texas, most notably San Antonio, Austin and Houston, that there are Mexican restaurants that are world-class and can't be touched by "outsiders", but Fernando's food tastes as if it came right out of downtown Austin. Great sauces and great enchiladas smothered in the chile gravy they serve, topped with nice fresh diced white onion. A real delight way out in the middle of the Pacific...and especially in a food court!! Good job! It's one of my favorite places for lunch when in town...
4 based on 174 reviews
Great fast, casual Mexican dining. Eat in or take out. Friendly staff, delicious breakfast, lunch or dinner to fill up on before taking the Road to Hana.
5 based on 64 reviews
What a fabulous find and reviews are accurate. The menu is quite varied and appealing to most palates. Unfortunately we were not hungry enough for the substantial seafood soup that looked fabulous. The beef tongue special was delicate and so yummy. The plate had a generous portion of tasty meat. The shrimp and pork plates were also so delicious. Moderately priced and great friendly service. Some smaller tables inside and 3 picnic tables outside. Can't wait to go back.
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