Address: 30 Baldwin Ave., Paia, HI 96779 Phone: 808-579-8021 Cuisine: Latin, Mediterranean, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Region: Upcountry Price: affordable Amenities: Take-out Hours: Daily 8 a.m.-9 p.m. Cafe Mambo features an eclectic menu of Mediterranean and Mexican cuisine with Moorish influences. Try their popular duck burger with orange-soy marinade and fajitas if you dine in their colorful cafe, or take a simple picnic lunch to go. Voted Maui's best picnic lunch since 1979 with a beverage, chips, cookies, & sandwich of choice. Also available are home baked brownies, fresh fruit cups, and banana bread. Perfect stop before heading on the road to Hana.
Address: 30 Baldwin Ave., Paia, HI 96779 Phone: 808-579-8021 It seems like eclecticism is the way to go if you’re shooting for Best of honors. Mambo is a case-in-point—the menu goes well beyond sandwiches and burgers. Yes, vegans like myself will dig the tofu-nori fajitas, the seven-vegetable tagine (morroccan stew) and the roasted vegetable salad. Carnivores can sink their teeth into steak and blue cheese, kalua duck fajitas and Tia Concha chicken tagine, to name a few. The atmosphere is decidedly sunny, a quality enhanced by the colorful artwork on the walls. Plus, any place that screens films like The Big Lebowski and Pan’s Labyrinth and has Maui Brewing Company beers on tap is worth checking out. 30 Baldwin Ave., Paia, 808-579-8021. KB