I will be completely honest the hubs did a LOT of the planning for this trip including this trip to Mama’s. He found it on Yelp, made reservations, and that’s how we spent our Saturday night in Maui.
We opted to walk because we lived literally right next door and this may have been a slight mistake since it started raining a bit, but immediately stopped after we arrived (Weather: 1 Us: 0).
Also, if you go it’s a great place to take pictures. The rocks and water make a great background. We actually saw so many people posing for photos…it was great people watching!
We were warmly greeted and told to walk to another little hut to check in and wait for our table. It was a quick wait and were taken to our table!
Once there we took in the vibe and view. The water and open lay out, the breeze that was flowing throughout-it was just amazing.
We had looked at the menu earlier and had an idea of what we wanted, but asked our server for suggestions. He was super friendly, easy to talk to and explained the menu very well.
At Mama’s you get complimentary soup and fresh baked bread. The soup was a curry carrot I believe. It was creamy and rich and the perfect little appetite teaser. The bread was warm and the butter was soft and I was basically the happiest girl in the world!
After this came out our delicious apps. We picked out two that sounded amazing:
One being the Macadamia Crusted Crab Cakes
The second was the Kula Avocado and Crab Guacamole
Both were delicious and fresh! The crab cakes were crispy on the outside but sweet and tender on the inside. The guac was THE best guac I have ever had…it had crab. How could you go wrong?
We also got the poi to try. Poi is creamy tapioca of sorts-it’s very mild in flavor, but our server said it went really great with fish. He was right! It added a nice oomph to our crab cake!
For our main we shared the Mama’s Stuffed Fish. It was stuffed with crab and lobster and coated with…you guessed it! macadamia nuts! The fish was flaky and perfectly cooked, the lobster and crab filling was sweet and added a nice contrast.
I won’t lie by the time our main came out I was pretty full, but after taking a bite I found some room 🙂
We were too full for dessert, but they gave us haupia. It’s a coconut dessert with texture similar to mochi. It was honestly the perfect last bite!
I cannot recommend this place enough. It’s pricy, but it’s worth it! It’s not a place you come and rush out, but somewhere to relax and take in Maui. It’s an experience! If you are ever in Maui and get the opportunity please, please go, but do make a reservation.
Later that night…
We ended up needing dessert so we made this creation with macadamia nut ice-cream, pineapple, passion fruit, and mochi. It ended up being the perfect last, last bite 😉
Have you been to Mama’s Fish House? What did you think?