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- Maui Tacos is "A Vacation You Can Eat"
- At Maui Tacos, you land on an island paradise where you'll find a fusion of fresh Mexican foods paired with the exotic tastes of Hawaii
Internationally acclaimed Hawaiian chef and restaurateur, Mark Ellman first conceived of Maui Tacos from the lanai of his beachfront home in Maui. As the sun set and the surfers rode the last waves of the day in to shore, he sipped a glass of mango iced tea, contemplated life, death and his crave for the delicious Mexican food he grew up with in California and now desperately longed for in Hawaii.
Chef Ellman knew what he had to do. He went to work and in 1993 he opened the first Maui Tacos restaurant, in Napili, Maui. “I set out to create a restaurant fusing traditional Mexican fare with the exotic flavors from the Hawaiian Islands". The successful result was Maui Tacos.
That first restaurant received rave reviews and was quickly followed by several more locations on Maui, Oahu, and the Big Island. For years Hawaiians, celebrities, jet-setters, island hoppers and pro-surfers have brought legendary stories of Maui Tacos with them everywhere. The legend continues today as a sizzling hot franchise concept looking for prime locations and operators in select US states and Internationally.
State of Hawaii