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“Tasty food” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Cuatro Restaurant

Cuatro Restaurant
1881 S. Kihei Road, Suite 3, Kihei, Maui, HI 96753
(808) 879-1110
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Ranked #4 of 145 Restaurants in Kihei
Cuisines: Asian, Latin
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Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Santa Monica, CA
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“Tasty food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

We had an early dinner here on a Sunday night. Had to beat through the crowd waiting for a local sushi restaurant (is 10% off really worth the wait there?). This is a tiny restaurant in a strip mall. We had the tuna nachos which were highly recommended. They were okay, but a small appetizer for 3. Main courses were excellent. I think the only thing I didn't like was the over-familiarity of the waiter. He was slightly rude talking about peoples' place of origin and nationality and I am not sure why he thought we were interested in his world view at all. The restaurant owner would do well to remind waitstaff to keep their opinions to themselves and practice Aloha. This was the only place on Maui we experienced such behavior and it left me a tad put off.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Seattle, Washington
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“Can't Beat the Value for the Price....”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013

The fish of the day served classic style is hard to beat anywhere. But the salad is one of the best on the island. Also, the steak appetizer is a meal in itself. OK, the location sucks but you don't go for the view, you go for the food. Dinner reservations are a must.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Vancouver, Canada
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“A lovely surprise, hidden gem”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013 via mobile

Wife found this on the Internet last minute. Reservations recommended, but it was early enough, so we just took our chances and showed up. It's in a strip mall (hence the "hidden" aspect). Place was booked out from 6:30 on but George, our waiter assured us we would be looked after. The byob with a mere $7 corkage fee (regardless of the number of bottles) was our first pleasant surprise, especially as Foodland was right next door with a decent wine selection. George was awesome, engaging without being intrusive, however the food was the star. George skillfully directed us to some excellent selections namely: 1) Spicy Tuna Nachos - nice balance of raw and heat. 2) Asian Style Pupu Steak: Slices of medium rare NY steak with mushrooms and teriyaki/truffle oil - amazing combination. 3) The catch of the day, classic style (they have four styles). The fish was done perfectly, very moist and the seasoning along with the truffle oil potatoes was amazing. 4) Dessert: a simple vanilla and coconut ice cream with 4-5 seasonal fruits, caramel and roasted macadamia nuts. Again, the balance of flavors was exquisitely done. A good chef can take simple flavors and make them new and fresh again, and this is what we found here. Not including the liquor we brought, the final bill (including mandatory 18% gratuity) was under $100 (cheap for this town). We left extra tip as well. Well worth it.

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ohio
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“happy hour 25% off, great deal”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2013

We started with several appetizers that were so good we continued and I think ordered almost all of them. They were all good and we especially enjoyed the nachos, ahi, and rib steak. Great food in a strip mall.

Visited December 2012
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Birmingham, Alabama
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“Intimate local favorite”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2013

Stumbled on this small restaurant for dinner and really glad we did. If you want to go, get a reservation, and take your own bottle of wine. We didn't have a reservation, but they squeezed us in and we were so glad. We shared an entree, at their suggestion, and had a fantastic dessert. The owner came around and talked to all the patrons, most of them appeared to be locals, or at least frequent diners. A great little restaurant with wonderful food!

Visited November 2012
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