Need a vacation but are stuck here in Lake Norman? You need to check out Verde in Huntersville. This great restaurant will transport you to Cuba, Argentina, Mexico…without leaving this beautiful area.
The front is deceptively small, once you get inside the restaurant goes back pretty far and seats plenty. They have a great little bar area with high top tables, and booths and tables in the restaurant area. There is room enough for a large party of about 10. Service is great, our waitress was so kind and attentive.
We started with cocktails and drinks. I had the peach margarita which was on special. It was sweet yet strong! Very good!
Next we ordered the guacamole which comes with chips and salsa. They also refilled our chips when we ran out for no charge 🙂 The guacamole was very fresh, chock full of tomatoes, jalapenos and cilantro. The salsa had a slight hint of chipotle to it, which isn’t my favorite flavor, but it wasn’t overpowering. I liked it!
For my entree, I chose the paella with seafood. It was as flavorful as everyone before has stated, but maybe a little heavy on the peas! I could taste the smoky paprika, and most of the seafood was very fresh, but I did have one calamari ring that was a bit fishy, so I took the rest off. The shrimp were delicious.
Ty had the Tacos Verde which were small but tasty. He ordered a side of rice to accompany. The tacos had tasty marinated steak and were topped with chipotle rouille, avocado salsa, Monterrey jack and cotija cheeses. Yum!
We enjoyed our time there and will likely be back!
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