Tuesday, August 18, 2009


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Since we had fought the lines across the street at Paia Fish Market the day before and there was more seating at Milagros we figured we’d give it a try. Out front sits an outdoor eating area with an awning over it. Since intermittent sprinkles consistently roll over the Upcountry, this cover is a necessity. Inside is a bar on your right with additional seating on your left.

The menu is actually a pretty good variety of food from fish, to burgers, to southwest, to a burrito section. There seemed to be something for everyone on the menu. I went with the Ahi Burger which consisted of fresh Ahi steak (local tuna) – blackened with a sweet Thai mayo, lettuce, tomato, onion, pickles, and side of Milagros seasoned fries. This was actually very similar to what I had at Paia Fish Market but I thought it was much better. I think the Thai mayo was a big part of the sandwich’s success. My wife liked the mayo so much she asked for a side of it.

The Ahi Burger with Sweet Thai Mayo and Fries

Regina ordered the Maui’s Best Fish Tacos – a pair of soft shell tacos filled with fresh Ahi (local tuna), homemade guacamole, Milagros secret sauce, lettuce, homemade salsa, served with black beans and rice. While she hasn’t been everywhere on my to sample the fish tacos, these tacos were her favorite.

Maui's Best Fish Tacos

If I had to choose between Milagros and Paia Fish Market, I’d have to give the nod to Milagros. The fact that you aren’t sitting on top of the person seated next to you is a big plus. Milagros has an outdoor area so you can sit and chill with friends and have a few drinks, while people watching. Venues aside, I think the food is a little better. Paia Fish Market definitely gives you more food, but Milagros has the little extras (which we are suckers for).

3 Baldwin Ave
Paia, HI 96779

(808) 579-8755

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