Address: 1279 S. Kihei Rd., Kihei, HI 96753 Phone: 808-874-8226 Cuisine: Mexican, Seafood Region: South Maui Price: affordable Amenities: Take-out Hours: Daily 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Jawz Tacos offers Mexican food with fresh, local fish and the largest salsa bar on the island. And their casual, colorful dining room shows surf films on large video screens. But be warned: their tacos and salads are immense.
Best Fish Tacos, Winner Jawz Tacos Address: 1279 South Kihei Rd., Kihei, HI 96753 Phone: 808-874-8226 Website: http://www.jawzfishtacos.com You canít go wrong wrapping a few edible items in a tortilla. Yet doing so in a way that attempts to please everyone results in something not unlike your average piece of environmental legislation: it will sorta-kinda do, I guess. Kiheiís Jawz is the more rogue-ish of fish taco joints. It started out as a roadside taco wagon outside Makena Beach, but now comprises the aforementioned mobile unit as well as a spot in Azeka Mauka. Mahi mahi tacos are huge here. Added bonuses of a stationary location include spirited beverages (and thus happy hour), and a salsa bar. Oh, and I checked it out: there are veggie options.
Best Fish Tacos, Winner Jawz Tacos Address: 1279 South Kihei Rd., Kihei, HI 96753 Phone: 808-874-8226 Website: http://www.jawzfishtacos.com I donít think anyone will be surprised that Jawz took first place in this race once again. The tacos at Jawz are, quite simply, works of art, with all that fragrant cilantro rice, crunchy cabbage, shredded cheese and creamy salsa. And the options! With three kinds of fresh fish (mahi mahi, ono and ahi) and a salsa bar that just wonít quit, you could have Jawz tacos every day for a year and never taste the same thing twice. 1279 S. Kihei Rd., Kihei, 808-874-8226. JA
Photo Courtesy of Jawz Fish Tacos. Best Food Truck Jawz Tacos When it comes to getting food on the go, our readers love the Jawz Taco Truck. Those trucks have been serving mouthwatering fish tacos for years at Big Beach, way before it became trendy to operate one. If you donít get out to Makena much, try their tacos and burritos on the food truck during Kiheiís Fourth Friday Town Party. @jenrusso Runner-up: Shark Pit