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Neide's Salsa and Samba

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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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Melbourne, Australia
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27 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 July 2015

The inauthentic food is bland and boring. Had a green salad, vegetarian crepe, 1 beer, and the Churrasco platter - $61.00. The salad was limp. The special dressing, not so special. The crepe was smothered in sauce and covered in cheese, the meats were poor quality and the rice and beans were not seasoned. The owner might be Brazilian but... More 

1 Thank Kmagedman
League City, Texas
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254 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 June 2015 via mobile

Neide's is owned be a native of Rio de Janeiro and this restaurant is along standing favorite of ours that does not disappoint. The menu features burritos, panquecas, fajitas, fish tacos, and similar and has excellent quality and has a full bar. Located in the heart of Hanalei overlooking the center island mountains it's a beautiful location.

Thank Brenda M
Santa Rosa, California
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 June 2015

The view is one of the most beautiful in Kauai. We were relaxing at an outside table and the most beautiful rainbow appeared above the vast mountain range towering over the magical green meadow. The rainbow graced the sky for several minutes. We also enjoyed the variety of birds and domestic animals roaming the meadows. The black and white cat... More 

Thank luckytamera
Redondo Beach, California
1 review
Reviewed 16 June 2015

I am a frequent visitor to Kauai and used to enjoy eating at Neide's. A couple of years ago i discovered i had a gluten allergy. 3 times in the past 2 1/2 years I have tried to eat there and each time they refused to accommodate me. I tried ordering the crepe (just put the contents in a bowl... More 

Thank BarbRB
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 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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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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
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
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
Reviewed 11 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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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 29 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

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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
Child-friendly, View, Kids
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?