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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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Laguna Beach, California
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Most of the seating is outside on a covered deck behind the building, so is away from the hubub which is now the norm in tiny, very popular town of Hanalei. The fish tacos were very good, but messy to eat because they were prepared with only one tortilla. Two orders of fish tacos came with beans and rice- the... More 

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Tualatin, Oregon
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71 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I don't understand the bad reviews of this place. I've eaten here twice (once for dinner and once for happy hour), and both times I had good food and really nice drinks. The views out across the valley are lovely, and it's never been crowded. And trust me... Once you've tried to find a place to eat dinner in Hanalei... More 

Thank Jill Z
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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1,226 reviews
580 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 303 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Oh My Word.....Waiter was a total joke, many trips to and from our table and everyone else's.....first wipe table, then out again with water, then again with silverware, then again with napkins....and of course we had to ask for each thing. Several couples got up and left.....people next to us ordered fish tacos for $23.....what! Broke our "Hawaii is expensive"... More 

Thank RickMIusa
Chicago, Illinois
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Starting from the best point of this restaurant: the view of the gorgeous mountains. Second best: After a number of hours of hiking trails in the area we were ready for a nice lunch and were hungry at 2:30. Other restaurants nearby in Hanalei looked busy but this one was not and we got in right away. Perhaps that should... More 

Thank lbrzezenski
Lincoln, California
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017

Tucked just behind Barcuda is a terrific restaurant with an amazing view of the mountains. Neide's feels like eating in Jurassic Park. Start with the Brasilian cocktail caipirinha - delicious. We really liked the moquetas. Great meal, very friendly service.

Thank FSB018
Arlington, Texas
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25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

I'm not sure why this place wasn't busier and why other reviews are just mediocre. It is located at the back of the Hanalei Center with fantastic views of the mountains. Not sure if this was just a Friday night deal, but they had live guitar music in the outdoor seating area. They have a bar and the Mai Tai's... More 

Thank Richard R
Des Moines, Iowa, United States
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170 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

After vacationing in Brazil several years ago, we became huge fans of Brazilian food and we were excited to try this place. Alas, they didn't really have any authentic Brazilian dishes. They also didn't have a lot to offer for my wife, who is gluten and dairy free. The burrito tortillas are flour, so she requested one without a tortilla.... More 

Thank Josh R
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016

One of the best places to eat outside and drink in the mountain views of Hanalei. Stick with the Brazilian foods and you can't go wrong. Neida was our waitress, we were eating a very late lunch at 4pm, after a fabulous day at Ke'e Beach. The timing was right for happy hour too. Understand that all food in Hanalei... More 

Thank Aletta S
Tucson, AZ
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38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

We set out planning to dine here. When we arrived, we noted a few inside tables but the space seemed devoid of any sort of atmosphere. There was a small dining area outside on the attractive patio but there were again only a few tables and they seemed small and cramped. When we reviewed the menu we saw additional charges... More 

Thank JBTucson
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22 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

My family members and I were looking for a place to have lunch one day during our vacation and just happened to walk up to this restaurant. We checked out the menu and decided to give it a try. All the adults ordered the crepes after the waiter's description of them. I had the vegetarian one and have to say... More 

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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
Kids, View, 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?