Cholo's Homestyle Mexican
Great Mexican food is hard to find in Hawaii, so if you're looking for something authentic, the drive to Cholo's in the North Shore town of Haleiwa will be worth it. The fish tacos are made with sashimi grade ahi—caught just off shore and brought in from Haleiwa Pier—and the margaritas are made with locally sourced fruit. (You won't find a sweeter fresh mango margarita anywhere.) Early birds should check out the morning menu here; the restaurant opens at 9 am and serves different variations of the breakfast burrito. www.cholos.mx.