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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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Chicago, Illinois
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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 

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Lincoln, California
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32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
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.

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Arlington, Texas
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25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
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 

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Des Moines, Iowa, United States
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170 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
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 

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Thank Josh R
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
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 

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Tucson, AZ
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39 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
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 

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Honolulu
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22 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
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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West Sacramento, California
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323 reviews
189 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Located in The Most Expensive Region of Hanalei, In the latest modern structure, overlooking the glorious Hanalei Valley is the latest candidate for Gordon Ramsey's Kitchen Nightmare! This place is terrible! When we asked the waiter, "Are you open?", he responded rudely, " I am now.",must be affiliated in someway to the clowns that are running this place. Several people... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

I had a burrito, my wife had a fajita wrap. Food was cooked with love - wow, did it ever taste great. Fresh and hot. Service was quite quick at mid day. I do love Mexican food. Being from Canada it's hard to find authentic made offerings since leaving San Diego. But this woman doing the cooking brought me back... More 

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Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada
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110 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2016

I am no expert on food. I just know what I like. I like good food in a great setting surrounded by great company. We were a family and friend group of 8 people. We were accommodated without a reservation because we were dining before 5. We were seated on the back deck and had a spectacular view of the... More 

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
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  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Mexican, Brazilian, South American
Meals
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?