MauiTime Best of Maui BEST DINNER: Mala #BOM2012

There are two Mala’s to choose from: Wailea and Lahaina’s Ocean Tavern. But no matter the side of the island, if you decide to taste Mark Ellman’s award winning menu you’ll find brilliant combinations of Mediterranean and Pacific cuisine with produce sourced from local farmers. Our readers would seem to love Mala’s attention to organic, free range and all natural, great food. 1307 Front St., Lahaina; 808-667-9394;

Photo by Sean M. Hower

Runner-up: Lahaina Grill (JR) 127 Lahainaluna Road, Lahaina. 808-667-5117

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