Address: 3 Baldwin Ave., Paia, HI 96779 Phone: 808-579-8755 Cuisine: Latin, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Region: Upcountry Price: affordable Amenities: Outdoor Seating, Bar Seating Hours: Daily 8 a.m.-10 p.m. Milagros Food Co. offers South American cuisine with an island flair, and is a prime spot for people-watching in Paia. Lounge on their large patio, and dive into the outstanding blackened ahi taquitos or creamy seafood enchiladas. Margaritas are a must here!
Address: 3 Baldwin Ave., Paia, HI 96779 Phone: 808-579-8755 This guy gets extra props from me due to the fact that he didn’t look at me with complete disdain when I spilled my water all over the place during a recent happy hour (at least my Maui Cruiser margarita was safe and sound). Obviously, to tend bar at a cantina like Milagros one’s margarita chops must be of the highest order. This is especially true if one’s place of work serves a large variety of supreme, jaw-droppingly expensive tequilas. In addition to concocting a mean margarita, Bauss is the epitome of Johnny-on-the-spot. He makes his way around the bar—no matter how packed—like it’s nothing, and thus helps ensure return visits (OK, his dreamy eyes don’t hurt, either). KB
Address: 3 Baldwin Ave, Paia, HI 96779 Phone: (808) 579-8755 MauiTime readers know a great pau hana spot when they see one. Their famous $3 Sauza margaritas and $3 Kona brew happy hour starts at 11am and takes the edge off the day straight through ‘til 6pm. Add a platter of nachos or a quesadilla on their Paia people-watching lanai and you’re really cooling your heels. If the day’s stresses don’t melt away, try one of their fine sipping tequilas—it never fails!
Address: 3 Baldwin Ave, Paia, HI 96779 Phone: (808) 579-8755 Dave is well-known for his margarita skills, but you may not know he’s our resident tequila expert with over 40 different varities at his bar. His other talents include a sixth sense for when you need another drink, or anything at all for that matter. You’ll find him in starting at 3pm, Tuesday through Saturday. Have a glass of Centennario Silver for me.