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Verde Restaurant

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4-1105 Kuhio Highway, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746
+1 808-821-1400
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Local fave spot.
Good for:
Families with children
Dining on a budget

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  • 346
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  • 135
    Very good
  • 33
    Average
  • 6
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  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Fresh and Fun

My friends and I stopped here on a whim after a day of exploring the island. We were quickly greeted by a cute and energetic guy with spiked black hair who was super helpful and friendly. Food arrived as ordered. I had the Mahi Mahi fish tacos and they were delicious! Excellent sauces and fresh... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
Tundra74
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Tumwater, Washington
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Takeout
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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528 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Tumwater, Washington
Top Contributor
94 reviews 94 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

My friends and I stopped here on a whim after a day of exploring the island. We were quickly greeted by a cute and energetic guy with spiked black hair who was super helpful and friendly. Food arrived as ordered. I had the Mahi Mahi fish tacos and they were delicious! Excellent sauces and fresh ingredients and spices. The giner... More 

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Kapaa, Hawaii
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

For the last 8 years that I have been coming to Kauai, a growing amount of Mexican food establishments have sprouted all over Kauai! I love "Mexican" food so of course I have tried many of them. Verde is a touch above others. It is small and usually packed especially on weekends, we've noticed. Try the Ahi Tacos - we... More 

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New Braunfels, TX
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66 reviews 66 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

We found this place by reading the reviews here on TripAdvisor. We love Mexican food and thought this looked yummy. It is a very small place inside and there are a couple of tables outside. If you want to order alcohol you have to sit inside. The guys working are great. Not your typical waiters. They were very friendly and... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 reviews 5 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 via mobile

Our family of four ate here this week. I had the grilled garlic shrimp quesadilla...so good! My girls had the burritos from the keike menu and they didn't love it. In fact one of them only ate a few bites but loved MY food!! Thankfully there was enough of mine to share. I tried a bite of a keike burrito... More 

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Guatemala City, Guatemala
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

"You do see I'm the only one here, what would you like to order" is not the way you want to get greeted by a waiter you've been waiting for to place an order for 15min... how very sorry that he works alone but as HE EVEN MENTIONED after to another patron, oh this isn't even busy, you should see... More 

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Walla Walla, Washington
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

A friend who had recently visited the island recommended this little place and I am so glad she did. We actually stopped on our way to the hotel from the airport and had an excellent lunch. My husband had the fresh fish (ono) tacos, something he likes to order whenever they are available and he declared them to be some... More 

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Olympia, Washington, United States
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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015 via mobile

We decided to go out and eat something simple while staying at the Waipouli Beach Resort in Kapaa on the island of Kauai. I ordered the ultimate chicken and garlic shrimp soft tacos. I have eaten tacos all over the world and these are hands down the best I have had anywhere....including Mexico. Verde is a small place, 13 tables,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015 via mobile

The garlic tacos were amazing!! The service here is good - friendly, personable - except for young busboy. He could use some training - in smiling. This is a small place and very, very busy! Food is fabulous and worth the wait, if you have to.

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Austin, TX
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The one standout was the catch of the day taco which was tasty but the other tacos and quesadilla were mediocre. Also my margarita tasted of bad sour mix instead of fresh lime.

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Phoenix, AZ
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45 reviews 45 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Our food was very good... though the "island" version of spicy is remarkably mild. [note to self... pack hot sauce for future trips!]. This place is definitely 'unique' -- and the shrimp offerings are very good. My stacked enchilada was ... great [I had the ahi version]... but I would have preferred more "heat" with the prep. Overall, a good,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4-1105 Kuhio Highway, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai  >  Kapaa
  • Phone Number: +1 808-821-1400

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 3 - 12
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget

Description

Local fave spot.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?