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Verde Restaurant

4-1105 Kuhio Highway, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746
+1 808-821-1400
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Ranked #4 of 104 Restaurants in Kapaa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $3 - $12
Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Local fave spot.
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Snohomish, Washington
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

We ended up going to Verde at least 3 times during our stay in Kaapa, Kauai. It is a small restaurant located in a hard to see location in a strip mall by Big Save grocery. Everytime we went, we had the same perfect margaritas (on the rocks, please!) and the food was excellent. Everything on the menu was homemade... More

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Chicago Park, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Very popular place for the locals. Food is OK, but not something that warrants a return visit. Great parking in the shopping center.

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Apple Valley, Minnesota
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

We had lunch here the last day of our trip, and I wish it had been the first day...so I could have gone back at least once more! I ordered the Al Pastor tacos (that came with a citrus charred pork) and they were out of this world! I usually don't order pork, but since it was on the menu... More

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Pennsylvania
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74 reviews 74 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We arrived at Verde just in time for happy hour...$3 house margaritas and beers! We goggled up the warm chips and salsa that was complimentary. I ordered the ahi tacos and I think it's one of the best things I've ever tasted! The combination of flavors is amazing. My daughter loved her shrimp tacos and my boys loved the ahi... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Went here for dinner and we were definitely surprised when we showed up to a burrito place and people were waiting for tables. Luckily for us they had a couple of 2 seaters open. Food and service were excellent and the drinks are poured heavy and delicious. I had the garlic shrimp burrito wet style and the wife had the... More

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Upland, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Living in Los Angeles and traveling frequently to Mexico we eat a lot of Mexican food. I wouldn't quite call this "Mexican", but they do a wonderful job with their food! There are a lot of fish tacos on Kauai, but this is the best place we have gone. The fish is very fresh and the whole taco is filled... More

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Kailua, Hawaii
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188 reviews 188 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

We found Verde via TripAdvisor and it was great, better than the reviews suggested. We had two meals here in three nights. We were blessed in that there was an abundance of fresh Ahi at the time. We had Seared Ahi Tostadas as well as fresh Ahi fish tacos, not to mention the excellent Sopapillas done in traditional style. Good... More

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Hawaii
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 via mobile

The best Mexican restaurant on Kauai! Food is sooo good! Very generous portions and the staff are super nice! You like shrimp? Order their garlic shrimp quesadilla - Maris style (unwritten menu) and add a side of their super yummy garlic aioli sauce. You will love it! And they have the best mango margarita! Yummm!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Coming from So. California I have had my share of Mexican food and this was great!!! The Al Pastor tacos had so much flavor, the salsa, pico, and veggies were very fresh!! I had a Happa to drink, green tea, lemonade and blue agave. (Non-alcoholic) My wife was pleased with her veggies and fish! The burritos and salad were also... More

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Portland, Oregon
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I read a recent post on the internet entitled "10 things to hate about Hawaii (Really)." One of the items was that you can't good Mexican food. Verde is no exception. If you are careful, you can get some nicely cooked food, but it won't be very authentic. My garlic shrimp tacos were quite good, but I had to ask... More

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