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The Mad Taco

Certificate of Excellence
Mexican, Southwestern
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2 Village Woods, Waitsfield, VT 05673
+1 802-496-3832
11:00 - 21:00
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Waitsfield, Vermont
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great food, good vibe, great beer list. We live in the MRV and frequent this joint on a regular basis.....Nuff said.

Thank Gary F
Bayville, New Jersey
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336 reviews
273 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came here on a whim, were we pleasantly surprised. OMG I think it was one of the best sandwiches to date , carnita. Every item was fresh , the bread was delicious. Def will be back here , while we are in the sugarbush area. Local brews 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼

Thank jank1959
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Such a great spot to have a laid back dinner with friends and family! The staff and food were wonderful! We will be back soon! For anyone in need of a bed and breakfast or other sleeping accommodations, do not stay at the Mad River Barn, Heather, the owner, is a horror to deal with.. Look for another place.

Thank Sunflower A
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fun hole-in-the-wall mexican joint. We stopped by with a group of friends after skiing. The Big Daddy Fatty was great! Reasonable priced and good variety. A must try.

Thank H2352SQ
Leominster, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Got the smoked pork tacos with kimchi and cilantro. Very good. There's a self-service area to get your own sauces, but could only try 2 hot ones cause the rest of the squeeze bottles were all plugged up. Margarita was good. Jerk wings were tiny and way over cooked. Had to clean off our own picnic table. Place was filled... More 

Thank Kim S
Grafton, MA
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39 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

Delicious tacos, so many good options here at Mad Taco. The ingredients are very fresh, this is a great place to stop for a quick and casual bite of excellent food.

Thank KLB214
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

Really great tacos to fill up on after a day on the slopes! Great beer selection, laid back atmosphere, and good prices. I do wish the tacos came with a side, we ordered guacamole which was delicious!

Thank Meagan K
St. Marys, Canada
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137 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017

We stopped here after a day of skiing at Sugarbush. This place is tiny and the line up can look daunting but go for it! The food is fresh, authentic and made by hand. They have a terrific craft beer line-up. I can't wait to go back! Enjoy!

Thank MJO_1991
Collegeville, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017

Yummy! Great beer selection. Go with the specials of the day. Plates were not too full...suggest requesting nachos...or side dishes.

Thank hill152017
Lima, Peru
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76 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

The place is small and has a rustic atmosphere. It was my first time trying a taco, so, I am happy that it was good. The pork was tender, but I wish it had spent more time on the grill. The veggies tasted fresh and crunchy. I would have preferred "hierba buena" instead of coriander, but, whatever. Overall, a dish... More 

Thank Lucio C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Village Woods, Waitsfield, VT 05673
  • Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  Waitsfield
  • Phone Number: +1 802-496-3832

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