by Heather on April 25, 2011

When we went to Maui on our honeymoon we stayed in Ka’anapali at the Westin and ate at Leilani’s (virtually right next door) about 3 times – and every.single.time we ordered a Mai Tai, fish tacos, and Hula pie.

This time when we went to Maui we didn’t stay at the Westin, but we knew that we HAD to eat at Leilani’s.  Bet you can’t guess what we got though ;)

OK OK fine, we got the same thing.  So what?  If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it!

Shown below are some of the best nachos I’ve ever had in my life, featuring shredded kalua pig and a spicy cream sauce.  To die for.

Nate actually branched out and got the fish and chips:

But I stuck with the best thing on the menu:  the Ono fish tacos.  They are heaven.

That is til you try the Hula pie!  Chocolate cookie crust, macadamia nut ice cream, ganache topping, and sprinkled with more macadamia nuts.

It was everything we’d dreamed it would be!

If you go to Maui/the next time you’re there, make sure you stop by Leilani’s on the beach…and order a Mai Tai, fish tacos, and Hula pie for me!

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{ 18 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Tina @ Faith Fitness Fun April 25, 2011

Agreed! If I love something at a restaurant I will order it over and over. I like knowing I’ll leave a place happy. :)


2 Urban Wife April 25, 2011

Leilani’s looks like an awesome restaurant. I’m usually not keen on ordering the same dish (my hubbie does it all the time, though) but if the fish tacos are THAT good, then I can see why! I heart fish tacos. :)


3 janetha April 25, 2011

What! I need to get my ass to the islands!


4 Lesley Lifting Life April 25, 2011

We tend to get the same thing if we loved it the time before too! :)


5 Maria @ Oh Healthy Day April 25, 2011

The only time I order fish tacos ever is in Maui. There is no comparison!


6 Lay-j April 25, 2011

Yes! Yes! Yes! I went to Maui with a group of friends in January and we ate here for lunch one day. I must attest the fish tacos were delicious. We also fell in love with the fish tacos from a little bar type establishment close to where we stayed in Kihei called Diamonds. We ate fish tacos everyday for a week straight. Also Mama’s Fish House is a must visit – pricey but definitely worth it! I can’t wait to go back! Oh and I always order the same dish, like you said if it ain’t broke…


7 Kathleen April 25, 2011

My husband and I got married at the Westin and ate many meals at Leilani’s and loved, loved, loved them all – Hula pie = yum!. PWe celebrate our 7th anniversary next month and I’d love to go back soon.


8 IHeartVegetables April 25, 2011

I want a bite of that pie!!! haha


9 Meghan @ Cupcakes with Sprinkles April 25, 2011

I just found your site. All of that food looks so good! Now just to get to Maui… I have a blog and I would love for you to visit. cupcakeswithsprinkles.blogspot.com


10 Salah April 25, 2011

omg I soooo want fish tacos real bad now!!!


11 Megan (Running Foodie) April 25, 2011

We LOVE Leilani’s on Maui! And we ALWAYS order the Hula Pie :)


12 Chelsey Lindahl April 25, 2011

Last summer we also honeymooned in the exact same place! Loved the Westin and Maui, but never tried this restaurant and I am so sad now seeing these pictures. The food looks amazing. We will definitely be making a stop here on our next trip. :)


13 kristisn April 26, 2011

I love Kahula Pig! Your pictures are making me drool all over my desk!


14 alex April 27, 2011

LOVE Leilani’s! LOVE LOVE that Hula Pie!


15 Kelli H (Made in Sonoma) April 27, 2011

aww…that just brought back memories. I celebrated my 21st birthday there.


16 Sal D June 4, 2012

Does anyone have the recipe for Leilani’s Taco’s? I just got back from Maui and I’m having withdrawals!


17 Heather June 4, 2012

oooooooh i would LOVE to find a recipe for leilani’s!!! let me know if you find one!


18 Sal D June 5, 2012

I’ve been searching. I’m going to try to contact them.


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