Verde Restaurant

Overall rating: 3.5 stars 6 Reviews
Serves meat, veg options available. Offers vegan tacos and more cooked New Mexican style cuisine with a local twist using local ingredients. Price: Moderate more-less
Vegan-friendly, Ovo, Lacto, Beer/Wine, New Mexican, Hawaiian Fusion, Non-veg
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First Review by LaurieAdrienne
Chancita
Chancita
5

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  • vegetarian

easy meal

4 Posted on 03 / 21 / 2014

We ended up at Verde at the recommendation of a server at a different restaurant. It was tasty. Sopaipilla dish is fantastic, keiki burritos were a hit and my kids especially liked the rice.

Pros: good food is hard to find in Kapa'a
Cons: very loud, very small
jamber79
jamber79
72

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  • vegetarian

Pretty good

2 Posted on 09 / 22 / 2012

Small casual place in a strip mall. Service was friendly and they had a good amount of options to choose from. The only thing that ruined it for me was that both things we got were drenched in their green sauce which was incredibly spicy. I didn't know this would be the case and i couldn't really eat much food, but for someone that loves spice this would be a great place.

Pros: Lots of choices, Service
Cons: Too spicy, Expensive
MichalPB
MichalPB
2

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  • vegan

delicious food!!! great & friendly service!!!!

4 Posted on 08 / 29 / 2012

The food here is absolutely delicious!!!! And everything is super fresh and perfectly seasoned!!!! Super yammy! You would not want to miss it while visiting in Kawaii.

And on top of this the service in this place is just SUPERB!!! Stuff is super friendly and helpful making sure you have a fantastic stay at the restaurant.

Note that the sopaipillas are dairy and not vegan! This is what I was told.

Pros: every dish can be maid veganl, delicious food, stuff is amazing !!!!
Cons: none
sil
sil
5

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  • vegan

Yummy

4 Posted on 05 / 22 / 2012

My husband and I both had the smothered Verde, Verde burritos. They were really tasty. We would definitely go back. Vegetarian items clearly marked. Cozy place with counter ordering but they bring the food and drinks to you. Very friendly service as well.

Pros: friendly service, excellent food , drink specials
Cons: small place, a bit pricey
Joe_in_AK
Joe_in_AK
3

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  • vegetarian

Fantastic!

4 Posted on 03 / 16 / 2012

Lots of veg/vegan options, but the highlight from two seaparte visits during our week long visit to Kaua'i were the great veggie stuffed sopaipillas with very fresh greens. Delicious salsas, especially the carrot/jalapeno/onion choice. Super friendly service and laid-back atmosphere.

Pros: Fresh, Delicious, Options

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LaurieAdrienne
LaurieAdrienne
9

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  • vegetarian

Delicious New Mexican/Hawaiian fusion food

4 Posted on 07 / 06 / 2011

My husband and I, who both grew up in New Mexico, were amazed (and thrilled) to come across Verde on the isle of Kauai. The chef, who is from Albuquerque NM, serves New Mexican-style cuisine with a Hawaiian twist.

Fare includes enchiladas, tacos, burritos, and our favorite, the stuffed sopaipilla.

A sopaipilla is a delicious fried bread served throughout New Mexico. Traditionally served as dessert (drizzled with honey), it can also be stuffed with savory goodies (beans, rice, potatoes, etc.), covered with chile, and served as an entree.

Everything we've eaten has been great; portions are large. The complimentary tortilla chips are thin, hot, and delicious. The guacamole is excellent -- super creamy and wonderfully seasoned. Both salsas from the salsa bar are tasty.

Pretty much all items can be made vegan by omitting cheese; gluten-free folks can order corn tortillas instead of flour.

But if you're not avoiding wheat, do not miss the sopaipillas for dessert. (If you're vegan, skip the honey.)

Note that the red chile is NOT vegetarian (it contains chicken stock), but the green is. All chile comes from Hatch, New Mexico.

Our only minor complaint: The chile was not hot enough for us, though it does offer a nice little kick.

During our week on the island, we've eaten at Verde four times. We were thrilled to find a tasty delicious New Mexican meal outside of the southwest.

Don't be dissuaded by the fact that this little restaurant sits in a small, older strip mall in Kauai -- it offers delicious cuisine. If you like Mexican or New Mexican food, don't pass it by.

Pros: Excellent New Mexican food, Large portions, Friendly, accommodating staff

 

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Last updated: 2011/07/05

 

Added: 2011/07/05

 

Added by: LaurieAdrienne

 

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