Heading towards Honokawai in Lahaina, a couple of casual places serve great ono fish tacos. They are not your typical Baja style fish tacos that are battered and fried: Ohana Tacos serves theirs with whole sautéed fillets while Ono Tacos seasons, grills and dices the fish meat.
Both taquerias also serve shrimp, steak, pork, chicken, etc. as protein choices in addition to ono fish. Since we were in paradise, the logical choice was to go with the freshly caught fish option.
Ohana Tacos combination plate serves two very large ono tacos in flour tortilla shells. Accompanying the tacos are rice and beans:
Ohana Tacos also has a salsa bar offering various heat levels along with spicy pickled onions and lime slices:
They are very generous with whole ono fillets to fill the tacos:
Ono Tacos version are grilled to order and pick up a great smoky flavor. The combo plate is served with two taqueria-style tacos encased in double corn tortillas with rice and beans:
They also have a salsa bar with similar offerings as Ohana’s. These tacos are shown post-dressed:
The only possible complaint we could have is that neither place sells beer to go with their tacos. Fortunately, there was an ABC Store nearby to stock up on beer before ordering our tacos.
Since both places are very different, we couldn’t tell you if one was better than the other. Some people have their preferences, but our advice would be to eat at both and judge for yourselves.
Note: The BarFlys are vacationing in Hawaii. SF posts will return soon; in the meantime, hope you enjoy these travel-related posts.
Ono Tacos, 3510 Lower Honoapiilani Rd, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761 (808) 357-3779