Maui Restaurants Blog


  1. Betty & Norm
    December 26, 2010 @ 10:25 am

    We visited Maui for two wonderful weeks in late October and had one meal very disappointing meal at Cilantro Fresh Mexican Grill in Lahaina. We were looking for a casual meal and arrived there on a Tuesday evening at the dinner hour, about 6:00 pm… but found that the food was NOT fresh. It appeared to have been sitting there for some time. I ordered the fish tacos but they were dry and overcooked and not prepared to order. My husband ordered what was featured as their award winning spinach, mushroom and pablano enchiladas but found the filling to be “brown & mushy” and very unappetizing. Our two friends were somewhat happier with their pork chili verde and mother clucker flautas…but all four of us found the guacamole to be brown and inedible. It must have been sitting out for awhile. We should have sent it back and asked for fresh made guacamole. Overall, a disappointing meal.


  2. Dwight Deskins
    July 20, 2009 @ 5:10 pm

    If you park in the little lot at Cilantro’s be prepared when you get out of your car.

    We were immediately rushed (and I mean rushed – like running towards us) by a guy that very pointedly asked exactly what we were doing and where we were going. It wasn’t just rude and without any semblance of tact, we were startled and actually wondered if we were about to be attacked. If he had quitely and politely observed as we walked the 25 steps from our car to the door, he would have promptly deduced the information he was seeking.

    The food was OK, but if you are going to hire someone to police your parking area, teach them some common sense judgement. After several experiences like this in Lahaina town (which we eventually nicknamed “Hassleville”) we learned to stay away. There are too many other fantastic places on the island where you can eat in peace without fear of getting your car towed.


  3. Kristi
    July 5, 2009 @ 6:52 am

    Cilantro is our favourite quick and easy meal stop in Lahaina. It is such good value. The food is plentiful and delicious and so reasonably priced. It’s casual, counter service deli style which makes it fast and you don’t have to be dressed up (which is why i only gave Ambience and Service 3 stars). Our favourites are the Mother Cluckers (oh my, i dream about these….) and the fresh cooked, warm out of the oven tortilla chips with salsa from the fresh salsa bar. Oh, and the fish tacos..yum! We have never been disappointed here.


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