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“Where is the Zero Star Rating?”

Neide's Salsa and Samba
Ranked #32 of 50 Restaurants in Hanalei
Cuisines: Mexican
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Reviewed August 25, 2013

DO NOT GO HERE.

The only reason I gave this place any stars at all is because the view is wonderful - there's a full panoramic view of the mountains around Hanalei from the patio. But then, you can get the same view from the L&L across the street - and better service.

Otherwise this place is awful. This is our third trip to Kauai - Hanalei in particular - and this time we brought a good friend with us. We decided on Neide's for lunch after hiking the Na Pali coast in the morning. Needless to say, we were thirsty and quite famished. We got seated quickly, and that's where the positives ended. We waited at least 5 minutes before the single waitress saw us to take our order - including drinks; when we were seated there was no mention of water coming shortly.

Once we ordered food and asked for three waters, it was at least another 5 minutes before we got them. It was about 15 before our food showed up - and their ridiculously priced house special was the only thing that we could call "good." It wasn't great or outstanding - I ordered the chicken quesadilla, our friend ordered the carne asada burrito, both of which were edible but definitely not awesome.

Remember how we were really thirsty? When we got our waters, we finished them all within a couple of minutes; apparently that was all the water we were allotted. The waitress did not bring a pitcher to refill our empty glasses on her own, or either of the TWO times we asked for it.

The bill, as others have remarked, had no prices on it, so splitting it up took work, which was the least of our complaints, but it's worth noting.

Do not go here, and please tell anyone planning a trip to Hanalei not to patronize this place. There are so many better options within walking distance.

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Reviewed August 14, 2013

group Of 4, Each Had Something different. Very Bland Food. SeAting Area Was So Crowded That Neighbor Table Had To Get Up To Let Others Out.only had 1 Server For 6 Outside Tables, Very Slow & I Went Entire Meal Without A Refill.

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Reviewed July 26, 2013

I had the Macho Burrito, and my had tacos. No shortage of meat in either. Eat here each year. Highly recommend.

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Reviewed July 20, 2013

We ate here twice during our stay. We ate the Crazy Nachos and a Beef burrito, and Fish Enchaladas and Fish Tacos. The fish of the day both times were mahi mahi. The fish was very delicious with these entrees. The only thing was there cocktails were limited. We sat outside in the patio area facing the beautiful green mountains. Inside the restaurant was kinda hot so recommend outside seating. They also serve Brazilian food here but did not try.

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Reviewed July 6, 2013

Our family stopped here after a day at the beach. We sat on the covered patio overlooking the beautiful mountains. Dinner consisted of Brazilian steaks, burritos, rice, beans, and steak quesadillas. Our meal was fantastic! Service was a bit slow but they were very busy and we never felt rushed. This was our best meal on the island, so far. Better than Lemongrass Grill in Kapaa and the Blue Dolphin in Hanalei.

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