The Mad Taco | Waitsfield, Vermont
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The Mad Taco
Good based on 9 ratings
Type: Restaurant

2 Village Square
Waitsfield, Vermont United States 05673 [ print map ]
802 496 3832

themadtaco.com/index.html

Hours: Mon - Sun 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM


Mayor: jredmond (1) | Taps: 6 | Bottles: 20


The Mad Taco

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Beer Available At The Mad Taco (arranged by most recent)
Lawson’s Finest Super Session IPA #2 98
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9 reviews for The Mad Taco
 Ambiance  55%
 Service  79%
 Selection  78%
 Food  88%
 Value  74%
 Overall  81%
 Rating  81%


78
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
AdamChandler  (260) Enfield, New Hampshire | June 4, 2015
First of all, I’ve only been on normal days when it wasn’t crazy. The food here is good. their most mild hot sauce was still crazy hot. Not a bad Taqueria experience but not traditional mexican in any way. Good draft list, I’d go back. The tacos are a bit expensive for what you get.
68
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 14/20
tom10101  (244) Quebec | April 21, 2015
Visited on a saturday afternoon before our session at Lawson’s Farmer Market. Weird located in a small mall. Probably the ugliest location for a Vermont pub.

Ambiance: There was a bunch of people, but it wasn’t at full capacity. Music inside was extremely loud, I guess they wanted people to go outside to have a beautiful view on the parking lot,

Service: Super slow (everybody looked either drunk or stoned) but also rather friendly... and since it was Lawson’s Anniversary I guess they had quite a day already.

Selection: Really nice selection with a lot of Lawson’s on tap. The menu seems to be nice as well when there’s no Lawson’s party.

Food: Didn’t tried the food, but it looked really tasty. Next time I will make sure to order something.

Value: Beer prices are quite good.

Overall: Not exactly the atmosphere I’m looking for, but a place I would visit again for the nice beer selection and the food that looked good if I’m back in the area.

66
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 14/20
JulienHuxley  (344) Trois-Rivičres, Quebec | April 21, 2015
Stopped by on the day of Lawson’s Finest anniversary bottle release. Accessibility: It’s in a mini mall, so lots of parking is easily available. Don’t think buses drive by very often. There were quite a few people there but not overcrowded. It was hard to stay in the bar because the music was so loud, gotta get used to this party atmosphere. Anyway, they had a lots of Lawson’s on tap which was nice, pint prices were reasonable. Didn’t eat here but the food looked really tasty, probably the best part of this place because the vibe and decor really didn’t do it for me. Service was stoner-slow.
78
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 16/20
jredmond  (233) Manhattan, New York | December 14, 2014
Stopped by very early in the morning for Lawson’s tickets. They were offering free breakfast and a new Lawson’s release. Draft menu is solid, chill bros working, but not the best atmosphere.
84
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 10/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 18/20
rpm56  (8) Alabama | June 12, 2014
Great place to grab some cheap eats and great selection of craft brews. On my first visit had a couple of HF What is Enlightenment, and instantly fell in love.
70
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 13/20
Glouglouburp  (423) Montreal, Quebec | June 12, 2013
Could it be the less charming place on ratebeer? Most beer places in Vermont are charming, everything is charming in Vermont. Not this Mad Taco. Awkwardly located on the ground floor of some kind of commercial & apartment building. View on the parking. A terrace in front looking at the parking but you cannot bring your beer outside!!!?!!! Ugly place to say the least. However the tap-list is well selected. They are physically close to Lawsons seem to be friends with mr Lawson so you are pretty much guaranteed to have one or two Lawsons on tap. For a special limited Lawsons release this place is one of your best bet. I went there because I knew they had Collaboration Time I on tap while it was gone from everywhere in VT. You are also pretty much guaranteed one or two Hill Farmstead and a few other quality beers. Focus on Vermont beer. Food is excellent, I love Mad Taco, I would make a detour for this Mad Taco but they now have a concession at Backblack in Waterbury so I can get my Mad Taco fix without getting out of my way. Service is typical small VT place, ultra-friendly stoner dudes with the mandatory grunge look, this is VT how I like it. I love everything about this place except the physical place itself.
86
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton  (711) London, England | February 18, 2013
An awesome little place. I came here at 9:30am and had the huevos rancheros with an HF Abner; it’s nice to know there is a place where I can go to drink HF beer with my breakfast. (I gather you could even get beer right when the place opens at 8am.) The eggs were great, very well made and tasty. The prices here are decent - but you do get great food and world-class beer. The staff are friendly and enhance this place’s laid-back vibe. If you like Mexican food and/or beer, this is a must-visit. (Also, there is a supermarket that carries good beer right next door - Mehuron’s.)
82
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 4/10   OVERALL 20/20
josarah  (107) Hinesburg, Vermont | December 27, 2012
The best tacos in Vermont period. They always have Heady Topper, some Lawson’s DIPA and something tasty from Hill Farmstead. I a small strip mall right in the middleof downtown Waitsfield. Thier homemade smoker for the meat is right out front. This ain’t no fine dining establishment, Just great comfort food.
82
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
j12601  (285) Poughkeepsie, New York | October 29, 2012
This was a wonderful find. Happened on this place based on a stray comment someone made about Hill Farmstead and where they like to stop on the way up. So I did the same and stopped on the way to the saison fest at Hill. Ended up getting a burrito that was enough food for two meals, and since I knew I’d be stopping again for more food (and I actually saved half of it and had a second meal out of it). The food was excellent (have had stuff from them again as they catered the VIP event for another Hill event), and the big selection of house made hot sauces is not to be trifled with. The beer list is great too. Nice selection on tap featuring a couple of beers from Hill Farmstead, and a few from Lawsons, and I think Heady Topper was on tap as well.

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