Verde

Phone (808) 821-1400
5 stars from 6 reviews
Address 4-1101 Kuhio Hwy Ste A-3, Kapaa Shopping Ctr, Kapaa, HI 96746
Tiny, but popular, Mexican style restaurant.

Features
• Food Types: Beer / Cocktails • Food Types: Mexican
• Payment: $$ - Average - $15 to $30 • Payment: Cards Accepted
• Meals: Dinner • Meals: Lunch
• Service Type: Table • Style: Casual
• Style: Family Friendly • Offers: Kids Menu
• Offers: Open Air / Outdoor Seating

Matt Anderson's Take
Verde is located in Kapa’a Shopping Center and is a pretty tiny location with around a dozen tables packed inside. It's also hugely popular with locals and tourists so coming before peak meal times is advised.

While this is a Mexican style restaurant it's not really the classic style of Mexican food with combination plates of heavy foods, beans, and rice. It's pretty Americanized but in a good way, almost a fresh-Mex type of food.

Their menu includes tacos, burritos, salads and signature dishes like stacked enchiladas.
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Monti C
Joined: Jan 2018
Reviews: 22
Likes Received: 0
Wow and wow. Very good food but the place is really tiny so come early or late but not at meal rush times.
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Matt A
Joined: Feb 2013
Reviews: 790
Likes Received: 106
We make a point to visit Verde every time we're on Kauai. It's just that good. Service is always friendly but also usually pretty slow, but that's just part of Kauai's slow island life. Everyone seems to love this place so it's always packed. I've been here after 8:00 pm and had to wait for a table before. Now I know to come early.

I love everything I've tried here but my go-to item is the Ultimate Chicken Burrito. I get it "Wet" with red sauce smothering it, the way it should be. It's large and around $14 dry, $16 wet. The aioli sauce in the burrito is so amazing and delicious that I could eat it as a soup! I like that they give you free chips and salsa (first order is free) which are quite tasty.
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rachel m
Joined: Aug 2014
Reviews: 229
Likes Received: 19
We called in our order for takeout. It was ready pretty quickly, about 20 minutes. It was a good thing we did because the restaurant was packed! We got the stuffed sopapilla, the Cali burrito, kids nachos and chips and guacamole.

I liked my burrito, it was a good size and tasty. The stuffed sopapilla was also very delicious, but it could have been a little bigger or come with beans & rice. The guacamole was very yummy! I enjoyed it very much.

I would definitely eat here again, but I will be sure to use the takeout option because my kids would cause too much ruckus in such a small area.
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Beth
Joined: Jul 2013
Reviews: 378
Likes Received: 14
We were greeted as soon as we walked in the door, then seated and handed menus. It was dinner time so it was pretty busy there. Our server took our order. Food and drinks came out pretty fast, except for my dinner. I ordered the Mahi tacos. I waited thinking it was because they were so busy. My husband finished his food, so finally, our server asked about the food and I told him mine never came out. He apologized and called it back to the kitchen. It came out pretty fast and it was delicious! Our server took my entree off the bill. That's the way it should be. He provided excellent customer service and made things right!
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Tom T
Joined: Sep 2013
Reviews: 579
Likes Received: 33
This place was good. It's located in a small shopping strip with a view of the parking lot. In lieu of a good view is fantastic food. Verde has that modern fresh-mex decor. Sort of like an upgraded Chipotle with an alcohol bar. We started off with some chips and salsa, which are great. Nice flavorful salsa, not too spicy. That went well with the Mexican beer that I ordered.

The helpful waitress guided me to my dream fish burrito. The fresh fish of the day was ono and mahi. I asked if I could have a half ono / half mahi burrito. No problem. It was the list of some flavorful. The fish was so fresh–fantastic. It had some seasoning on it which aided in the flavor. I splashed on some salsa to make it uber good. And burrito was was large and was accompanied with pico de gallo. Verde passed my dream food test. If I'm craving the meal the next day, then it's a 5 star in my book. The restaurant was clean, the service was a little slow, but I didn't mind, and our waitress was very accommodating with my special burrito request. Love this place.
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Consensus Guy
Joined: Jul 2013
Reviews: 11144
Likes Received: 25
Great tasting tacos and burritos at an affordable price is the shout of most Verde followers. It is no surprise Verde Restaurant earned a 4.5 stars rating from customers review online.

Th majority agreed that Verde is the best place to be if you want fabulous Mexican food in Hawaii. However, there are some flaws and customers who are not satisfied criticized them because of poor service. They are slow when serving the food and service crew is not accommodating.
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