BEST FISH TACOS
Choice is key at Jawz, where you get to decide between ono, ahi and mahimahi for fish tacos, as well as an array of condiments at their almost overwhelming salsa bar. There’s the usual stuff, like chopped cilantro, diced jalapenos and sour cream with avocado. But there’s also tropical fruit and roasted corn salsas, and hot sauces ranging from “mild & tasty” to “holy $@*!!” like roasted habenero pepper with pineapple and carrot, and smoky chipotle pepper. The fish tacos themselves come with Jawz’s mysterious but delectable “special pink sauce,” over a mountain of shredded lettuce and cheese, cilantro rice and tender fish atop corn tortillas. The fish tacos also come in two sizes (more decisions!): reg. for $6.25, which is the size of two tacos, or XL for $8.75, which is what you’d order to try more sauces at the salsa bar. 1279 S. Kihei Rd., Kihei, 874-8226; and the cart in front of the Makena Big Beach entrance.
runner-up: maui tacos. located island-wide. (sc)