Taqueria Cruz makes decent Mexican food by hand and to order. (We know it’s made to order, because it takes an intolerably long time for it to come out of the kitchen.) Their blackened fish taco makes the most flavorful choice; most other items are blander than they should be. The seating is outside, in the strip mall’s courtyard, and local musicians like to set up and play for tips in the evenings (we don’t always like what we hear, though, and the amplifier is often turned up to 11).
We recommend Taqueria Cruz for those with a low spice tolerance who like the flavor profile of Mexican food. The ingredients are fresh and the prices moderate.
Address: 2395 S. Kihei Rd., Kihei
Location: in Dolphin Plaza across from Kamaole Beach Park I
Meals: Lunch, Dinner
Hours: M-Sa 11am-8pm