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Neide's Salsa and Samba

$$ - $$$
Mexican, Brazilian, South American
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5-5161 Kuhio Highway, Space 105, Hanalei, Kauai, HI 96714
+1 808-826-1851
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2015 via mobile

DO NOT GO HERE unless you like being frustrated. This was our second visit to this restaurant. Last year was not nearly as bad, but this time was pretty much unbearable. The. Slowest. Service. Ever. Also unfriendly. Like we were bothering her and all the other guests. Food was not great either. We were not in a hurry by any... More 

Thank Laura H
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2015

I have lived on Kauai for 4 years and eaten at Neide's 3 times - each time hoping it would be better than the last mainly because of the wonderful view. I then left to live in Europe for 3 years and just came back for a few months. I went back to Neide's hoping the chef would have either... More 

2 Thank Selina H
Miami, Florida
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73 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2015 via mobile

stopped here for lunch. had chips with homemade salsa to share, then hubby got a burrito and I went for a quesadilla. food was good and service was fast. definitely happy with the choice

Thank Vizzi
Los Angeles, California
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74 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2015 via mobile

We are from Los Angeles so we are spoiled when it comes to Mexican food so take that into account. This a good option if you are craving a burrito and nachos and the service was very good. We enjoyed sitting outside watchung the rain come down, looking at the mountains while eating our chips and salsa, which you don't... More 

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Kapaa, Hawaii
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2015

Let me start by saying that we have been coming to Hanalei for over 20 years, and have eaten at Neide's many times. It was because of this that we decided to eat there yesterday evening. From the start, things went wrong. They had added two 2-tops in a different area near the door. Previously it had always been the... More 

2 Thank Donna C
Munich, Germany
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2015

nice little change to the fish tacos and poke overkill in Hawaii. Service is friendly, and the food tastes really good - we had a moqueca that was just like the ones we had in Rio!

Thank Robert_Munique
New York City, New York
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75 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2015 via mobile

We came here initially because of the ambience, as you can sit outside and have views of the mountains. The food we ordered was the nachos, very solid, as an appetizer. We also got the Thai coconut curry shrimp, in delicious sauce, as well as the seafood enchiladas. Both very fresh and delicious. Only thing bad was the price. We... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2015

we arrived at 7:35 pm on Weds night. We saw a few people at tables inside the restaurant and 3 tables on the outside seating had 2 people at each. Our server put us outside and gave us our water. He took our order a few mins later. Then there was nothing for about 1 hour. We never heard from... More 

Thank dltaylor
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2015 via mobile

A nice mix of Mexican and Brazilian food! Indoor/outdoor seating, very large portions, super friendly staff. Fish tacos are delicious!

Thank Melissa M
Tulsa, OK
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2015 via mobile

Yum! Chicken-filled crepe was delicious. My husband had the burrito, and it was good as well. Service was great! Highly recommend.

Thank Brenna D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Brazilian, South American
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
View, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5-5161 Kuhio Highway, Space 105, Hanalei, Kauai, HI 96714
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai  >  Hanalei
  • Phone Number: +1 808-826-1851

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?