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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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Charleston, South Carolina
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wow! It's been awhile since I saw a restaurant owner berate a waitress in front of customers. I feel badly for the waitress. Some guy wanted a drink and she said she would try to make it. The guy was really excited but before she could make it the owner came over and yelled at the waitress for having the... More 

Thank awareness09
Dana Point, California
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190 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I've eaten at Neide's many times over the years. Even though the food is just average, I still enjoy dining on their version of Brazilian black bean dishes on the patio in the back of the Hanalei Center. The Mexican selections are a little better than the Brazilian offerings. Neide's is about a unique menu offering in Hanalei, not the... More 

Thank Tom M
Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
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722 reviews
564 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 202 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Neide's is nestled in the back of the Hanalei shopping center with indoor/outdoor seating that has an amazing view of the mountainside and waterfalls. Disappointing that the food and service doesn't hold up to the view. We found the food to be overly pricy and in some cases completely bland. I order the special shrimp dish for $34 that had... More 

Thank RMGTravel
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Hidden gem. Full bar along with Brazilian/ Mexican cuisine. Seafood enchilada and Brazilian crepe filled with ground beef and cheese was our dinner order. Came with black beans and rice. Very good! Mai Tai's are excellent as well.

Thank Charles S
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Maybe the food is great, we will never know. The service here is HORRIBLE, so bad we left an hour after ordering our food. The place wasnt even busy.....

Thank Sherri B
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19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We found the food to be quite good and the setting is picturesque with a backdrop of the mountains and waterfall. The waiter was friendly but a bit out there and didn't remember part of our order. Beware of ordering menu items that don't list the price. We ended up with a lunch bill of $90 for 2 adults and... More 

Thank onebeachcutie
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3 reviews
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

We stopped in because of the view! We looked at Baracuda and the price was too much for what we wanted. We sat outside with the mountain view. We were early enough to be the first in a big rush. The chef hammered out about 5 families in less than an hour! The food needs a little bit more flavour... More 

Thank Shawn K
Laguna Beach, California
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 March 2017

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 

Thank Lagunatic22
Tualatin, Oregon
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76 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

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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1,382 reviews
649 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 361 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2017

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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Brazilian, South American
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
View, Child-friendly, 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?