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“Best Meal in Maui” 5 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 146 Restaurants in Kihei
Cuisines: Asian, Latin
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Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Best Meal in Maui”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013

This place is a must, especially if you're staying in Kihei or Wailea. The best food, everything was delicious, and the prices were so reasonable! $20-$30 per plate. Service was great as well! We are planning on going back before we head home . Five stars all the way !!!

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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New York City, New York
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Fantastic place in Maui”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013

Couldn't wait to try Cuatro after reading its reviews, so after a 12 hour plane ride from NYC to Maui, I arrived just in time for my first dinner in Hawaii -and it was fabulous. I love little neighborhood gems like this -convenient parking, not far from the beach and lovely, cozy ambience. Spicy Tuna Nachos had a nice texture and the combination of cilantro pesto and truffle aioli was unlike anything I've ever had. Ditto for the pupu steak (I'm a fan of things flavored with truffle.)

The Monchong cooked in the house style was delicious -fresh, cooked to perfection. While rice pilaf sounds dull and boring to me (reminds me of eating at the Sizzler) Cuatro's chef prepares it with a nice beurre blanc sauce that made want to come back for more. Good service, very attentive waitstaff. This place was my first stop in Maui and so glad it was.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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32 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 43 cities Reviews in 43 cities
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
“A hidden gem!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013 via mobile

Tucked away in a nondescript shopping center is Cuatro, an outstanding, small and inventive restaurant. Went there with my family and came away completely satisfied and very impressed. We were met at the door by the owner/chef who was just so proud of his restaurant and the food. He explained every nuance of each dish and everything came out as advertised. Don't miss the tuna nachos appetizer...amazing flavor. Also don't miss the steak appetizer (popou?) which could be a meal in itself. As a matter of fact you could have a great meal just eating appetizers. We all ate different things but the chicken dish was as good as anything chicken I've ever eaten. BYOB which isn't a problem since there is a Foodland right there with a decent select. There is a corkage fee. Only drawback is the lack of toilet facilities in the restaurant. You need to go just outside to a public rest room.

If you're ever in Kihei, don't miss Cuatro!

Visited May 2013
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Boston, Massachusetts
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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Best value in Kihei”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013

Ate here twice during an 8 day stay in Maui. Freshest fish cooked perfectly both times. Entrees $20 to $30. Service is excellent. BYOB. Highly recommend this restaurant.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Mission, Kansas
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7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
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“AMAZING”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013

You must try the Ahi Tuna Nachos. The flavors are to die for! I am drooling just thinking about it. It was the best meal my husband and I enjoyed on Maui. The ambience was perfect, dimly lit, reggae music playing softly in the background. The service was impeccable. The server went the extra mile.

It is a BYOB restraurant that is right next to a grocery store, so be sure to stop by the store to grab a bottle of bubbly.

This was a stop I would highly recommend.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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