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Local Tastes of Maui

#9 of 13 Tours in Makawao
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Address: 1079 Maohu St, Makawao, Maui, HI 96768-9462
Phone Number: +1 808-446-1190

Come see the other side of Maui! Discover the treasures of the historic...

Come see the other side of Maui! Discover the treasures of the historic plantation towns! The walking tour visits either Paia on the North Shore or Makawao in Upcountry. Food samples and viewing work of local artists are included in the tour. You will hear the rich history of Makawao or Paia town while tasting the culinary treasures and experiencing the towns from a local perspective. Tour includes easy-listening audio device and discount card.

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Yum! Pa'ia food tour

We didn't know what to expect when we signed up for this tour but we really wanted to see the town of Pa'ia and thought this would be a fun way to start the day. Our guide... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 14 October 2016

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I think the historical portion of the tour is very interesting and educational. Some of the food sampling is very good such as Gelato and Coffee place. However, the rest of the food establishments are not really worth visiting in my opinion and do not belong on the food tour. The pancake is very basic, the ice cream is ok,... More 

Thank Vladimir F
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

I have done two other food tours in two different cities. They were awesome. However, this tour was at best avwrage. Most of it had to do with the way this tour was presented, and not due to the food/info about Maui/Paia. Our tour started off with our guide reading from a script. Our guide was not new to the... More 

Thank Brent Y
molokaifriend, Owner at Local Tastes of Maui, responded to this review

I am sorry you felt that your tour was not more than average. We do strive to make sure that everyone has a fantastic experience! Your tour guide has had many positive reviews on Trip Advisor so obviously, there were some issues that were highly unusual. You are more than welcome to try another of our tours (we have different... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

We didn't know what to expect when we signed up for this tour but we really wanted to see the town of Pa'ia and thought this would be a fun way to start the day. Our guide Sharon was great! She is a local and knew a lot about the town and all of its gossip! Like she told us,... More 

Thank Ishinmiso
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

We have been on many culinary history tours. Our tour guide was Sharon. Sharon was a very nice women but really ill prepared. I knew we were in trouble when we met at the pioneer in and she began reading from plastic covered sheets and pass them around for us to see pictures. History info was very superficial. Most of... More 

Thank Maryellentong
molokaifriend, Owner at Local Tastes of Maui, responded to this review

We are sorry you were disappointed in your tour. Sharon has had many positive reviews on Trip Advisor and works in Lahaina so is very familiar with the area. We have found the historic pictures to be helpful in visualizing the towns before the present time. We like to point out the buildings still standing for comparison to historic days.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

This was a great tour. While leisurely strolling through Lahaina, our guide, Kent, taught us about the history and culture of this beautiful place. We visited about 10 establishments and sampled some great food. We had macadamia nut pancakes, local fresh roasted coffees, shave ice, gelatos, wraps, sandwiches, caprese salad, fresh maui gold pineapple and more. Got to meet the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

My family and I booked a tour with the "Local Tastes of Maui" focusing on Pa'ia. We decided to do the Pa'ia tour because we knew the least about the little plantation town and wanted to experience both the town and its' culinary offerings. We were very pleased with our choice. Our guide was friendly, funny, and shared with us... More 

Thank Clevelander18
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

The Lahaina food tour was informative and a great introduction to 9 different food sites. Kent also threw in historical information about the area and sites that we visited. Impressed with the Cafe Cafe coffee...best I've tasted and I have tried lots. Also the shaved ice was amazing nothing like shaved ice I have tasted in other states. I would... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

We were returning guests (Two years ago we did the very interesting Kihei tour ) and Cindy was as nice and kind as to honor anyway the discount for guests booking more than one tour. Our tour guide , Kent, was very professional and engaging; he kept telling us stories and legends about Hawaii and Lahaina in particular. He clearly... More 

1 Thank LauraDiItaly
Paia, Hawaii
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

So glad to have tried this out. Really enjoyed the history and tasty treats. Really sweet tour guide and had all the info about the local shops.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

Our family of six did the Paia tour. We started with some history at the flatbread restaurant then we were on our adventure. Our first stop was for a wonderful fruit smoothie then we were on our way to Charley's fir some breakfast. My husband is allergic to eggs and they went out of their way to accommodate him. For... More 

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