One of the more interesting
One of the more interesting Mexican restaurants in Pittsburgh. Not the usual menu choices you get at most area Mexican restaurants.
1/1/0001 4:00:00 PM
Love this place!
I love this place and I keep going back. Some of my favorite margaritas in town! The food is unique Mexican food which is a nice change from your traditional burritos and such.
11/2/2012 12:00:00 AM
Great but can be pricey.
The staff was very friendly and helpful! We were a party of five that suddenly grew to seven. On a very busy Friday night were able to find a table to better accommodate our group. The shift in waitstaff was handled wonderfully. All of our food arrived on time, to the correct person, and our drinks were always full.
The only complaint we had that night was about the price of the soup special - $30 for a bowl of soup with some fish and crayfish in it. It was a surprise when the bill came (special prices are not listed). This was my third trip to Verde and won't be my last, but we will be more conscious of meal pricing.
3/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great upscale, funky Mexican
Great upscale, funky Mexican food! Not your usual Tex Mex joint. Good vegetarian options too.
3/16/2013 5:00:00 PM
Fun birthday dinner with my Mom!
We came for my mom's birthday, and all had a great time! Some of the picky eaters in our group weren't thrilled with the authenticity and unique flavors offered (they'd probably eat a hamburger and fries everyday for dinner if available), but the rest of us loved the menu selection as well as our food when it arrived! Our waiter was very nice, as well, and was happy to accommodate alterations to the dishes (for instance, I'm vegan, people wanted sauce on the side, etc). I had come here back when it first opened and wasn't very impressed, however now it seems they have gotten all initial kinks sorted out and I'd definitely recommend Verde to others!
3/16/2013 5:00:00 PM
Try Taco Tuesday!!!
Verde keeps getting better each time I go. The menu offers plenty of variety, with some options being stronger than others. That being said, it seems as time goes on each item improves as the kitchen strives to perfect everything they offer. I can't wait for my next visit. Now on to the food: two words - Taco Tuesday. If you haven't been yet you need to be. It's a fantastic deal & the tacos you choose from (4 in all) are each tasty in their own right. My two favs were the fish taco (best in town?) & the taco with fried chickpeas. The house marg is out of sight and the desserts continue to be solid (but not quite great yet). The ambience of Verde is OK. If you are looking for a lively time try sitting at the bar. Bottom line - 2 thumbs up!
3/18/2013 5:00:00 PM
Terrific service. Very good food. Gluten-free options available.
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
We really like this place
We really like this place but the food is never great.
3/28/2013 5:00:00 PM
Not authentic type food...modern twist on Mexican. Awesome drinks. Great social scene. Fun ambiance.
3/28/2013 5:00:00 PM
Visit regularly. Service and food always reliable. Great concept. Wonderful preparation of food. Drinks are the best.
3/28/2013 5:00:00 PM
Food, as always, excellent--service
Food, as always, excellent--service is always pleasant, but sometimes sloooow.
3/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
food was excellent, fresh
food was excellent, fresh and creative. Service was fabulous.
3/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
Relaxing Sunday Brunch
As always my Sunday brunch was begun with friendly and knowledgeable service.
The house Margaritas are top notch. The guacamole was fresh and delicious. I had the brisket and sweet potato hash which was excellent. The corn and plantain biscuit and chorizo gravy are really enough on their own. Looking forward to when the patio is open for an alfresco brunch.
4/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Yummy says it all!
Fantastic food - everything from the elotes (corn on the cob)to the enchiladas de pollo to the craft margaritas were amazing! In addition to the everyday menu, Verde also offers special of the day soups, tacos and tamales. This was our first time visiting, but not the last. Thanks for the great birthday experience!
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Very good (and very spicy)food.
Very good (and very spicy)food. I liked my fish tacos and sangria a lot. Not at all the standard Tex-Mex menu of many Mexican restaurants--much more interesting. My only complaint was that when I walked in I felt somewhat assaulted by the noise--it quieted down by about 9 or 9:30, but wouldn't be a great place to be if you wanted a serious conversation. If you're up for fun and laughter, go for it. Service was friendly but not graceful: slow attention by the maitre d who then assumed that three of us waiting for him were together rather than asking, a waiter who was inclined to take our nachos while we were still waiting for the main course. Still, I'll go back
4/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great service, food, & atmosphere
Friendly, attentive service, good food, fun atmosphere. Only con, the dining room was quite loud.
5/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food & service, not for kids
This was the first time that we went to Verde. We were lucky to find street parking right outside the restaurant.
The food was excellent, as was the service. Our waiter was particularly good, with his meal and dessert recommendations.
There was not too much that my son could eat however! It was hard to find something that would suit his 9-year old palate. I like that restaurants are doing away with the Kids Menu with its bland generic choices, but maybe they could introduce "mini-portions" of regular menu items for kids and portion-conscious adults.
All in all an excellent experience, and I will certainly return.
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food was outstanding and the service was exceptional. We started with guacamole and a trio of salsas. They were all just right. My wife and I also ordered two flights of tequila to go with our apps which exemplified the difference between everyday tequilas and the unusual selection that is available here. The entrees were unusual, tasty, and well presented. The dessert was a wonderful Latin take on apple pie with cinnamon ice cream that alone would bring us back. The waiter, Kevin, was attentive but not overbearing and provided us with everything that we needed. We were able to course over selves and did not feel rushed. Verde might just be my new favorite. I am definitely going back and you should try it too.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good food, wonderful margaritas,
Good food, wonderful margaritas, attentive service. Perfect setting for festive celebration (celebrating graduation in our case). We went for dinner and also brunch on another occasion and had good experience both times.
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
good food, very loud place
I was pleasantly surprised about the food and service given some of the bad reviews. All of us enjoyed our apps and entrees and the marguaritas (house) were some of the best I've had for the price. Our server was extremely nice, but could have been a bit more attentive, not sure if it was busier than usual. It IS very loud inside. But we must have had fun since we stayed for 2 1/2 hours.
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
What a fine restaurant for our granddaughter's Birthday Brunch. Very good food, very good service, very friendly people.
5/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great family celebration
We wanted some place casual and fun with great food and the ability to be a good fit for our potentially noisy family. We were celebrating my son's 22nd birthday with family and friends and wanted it to be a relaxing treat. It worked out perfectly. Everyone enjoyed their food and drinks. We had a great time. Service was first rate and menu was creative.
5/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
A great day for brunch with friends
As always, Verde was amazing. The food, the service, the atmosphere...we couldn't have asked for anything better. Their outside seating is great and the staff are very attentive and friendly. It doesn't hurt that their food and drinks (especially their drinks) are great, too!
6/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Mexican - healthy and fresh
This was our third visit and we still love it.
The staff are friendly and efficient.
The food is tasty and the specials are worthy of
paying attention to the rather long descriptions.
We will be back.
6/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delicious As Always!
This was my 3rd or 4th visit to Verde. I have never ordered any main courses from the regular menu, only from the specials, and my method proved spot on again. Delicious as usual and the Hibiscus Margarita, my first time trying it, was so refreshing and crisp. I was again impressed with the incredible food and drinks from Verde.
6/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Wonderful service. Fun, bright,
Wonderful service. Fun, bright, open space. Mariposa margaritas were fabulous. Great beer selections. I hear the fish tacos are very good but our food choices were all much heavier than expected. We will definitely go again, probably on a weekday night since it was pretty noisy on a Friday evening, and hope for some lighter menu options.
6/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Loved the specials, we had margaritas that were fantastic.
6/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Yummy drinks and great takes on traditional Mexican fare.
6/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Summer Friday at Verde
As well as the food being good we were able to be seated outdoors on the sofa and chairs. It was a lovely evening and the moon was gorgeous/almost full. We had great service and special thanks to Kevin for helping us with tequila choices and being very attentive. Hope to return next time I am in Pittsburgh.
6/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Dining Experience
The food here was very good, and the Margaritas were even better! Nice place to go for authentic Mexican food. Good vegan choices too.
6/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
food excellent, margarita
food excellent, margarita pitchers could be larger. Cool place to eat with friends.
7/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Service and good eats
We had a great server, who eas very friendly and always there. He offered us help in our choices and who's knowledgable of the menu met all out needs. The menu was terrific and the food was outstanding. The Chief at the end of the meal came out to check on our experience. We will look to come back, the space was great, but a bite loud.
7/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
I am never disappointed when
I am never disappointed when I come here. I try to try something different each time. Great drinks and food. We always come back!
7/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food and drinks. The
Great food and drinks. The service was outstanding.
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wish I lived closer....
Absolutely loved Verde. Friendly, excellent service. Loved my margarita and food was outstanding. If I didn't live 4 hours away, I would be a regular customer!
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Went for restaurant week and had a good experience. The seitan tacos are not a favorite, though. Not much seitan and sort of bland. Bring back the Yukon gold potato tacos please!! Bread pudding was the standout.
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Lazy Brunch with friends
We were a group of 9 Woman. We were, as per our usual, indecisive, slow to order, yakking up a storm. The service was lovely, patient and quick. Refills were always taken care of without being asked. Food was suggested when we couldn't decide. (I was wishing I tried the food everyone else had ordered, alas mine was a bit bland.) I will go back to try more food/drinks again very soon.
8/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Bar - Good Food
More Frontera than your typical Mexican-inspired restaurant. Very good food and very reasonable prices in a lovely space. The location is very accessible. We walked to get there. Will absolutely be going back.
8/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
a small complaint
We've become regulars at Verde and I've posted some rave reviews, but I must say that your Kobe and tongue tacos are not worth the cost or the hype. They were OK and if they were about $10 or $12 I would not be complaining, but $26 was over the top
One could not tell they were Kobe and there was barely any tongue to speak of.
The queso fundido was amazing as always and the pitcher of white sangria definitely packed an unexpected punch!
8/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
Yum comes at a price
We really love Verde, we do. So understand where our review started. Love the food! Love the drinks! But, we were very disappointed in the 5 course sampler. The waiter said the portions of the 5 courses were small, but getting them was comical! We took a picture with my hand next to the taco-it was Guillivers hand I'm sure of it! The portion even for the main course didn't get any bigger. It really was a shame considering all the other items on the menu are reasonably priced and of appropriate size. For what we got that evening, the price far outweighed the food and drink. We'll be back, but will be much more aware and stick with what we know.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good food, very accommodating
We very much enjoyed the food, which was much more interesting than the usual Mexican fare. Although, there were standard dishes as well. One member of our party (which included two kids) needed a gluten-free, corn-free dish. With a few suggestions from our helpful waiter, she found multiple options. And the margaritas were tasty! Thank you, Verde!
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Food, Disappointing Service
Came here for the 2nd time with my bf for a special occasion. Our food was delicious; I got the paella and he the duck tamales. I am only reviewing for the 2nd time because of our disappointing service. It was not at all busy when we arrived, with six tables filled at the most and multiple servers on the floor. However, our server was inattentive to say the least. This is something I could get past, but she came off as quite grumpy as well. I asked for a recommendation and she replied with a hurried, one word answer, and no smile (very off-putting). After our food came we never saw her again, until it was check time of course. This service was really disappointing from what I have come to consider an excellent place to dine in Pittsburgh.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
late summer tacos on the patio
My partner and I had a pleasant meal of tacos (Mexican-style) with rice and beans on the outside patio. Gorgeous night, delicious food, a little noisy because of the buses and motorcycles on Penn Ave, but what're ya gonna do?
9/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Order the tasting menu
At $35, the 5 course tasting menu is a steal. Each course was fabulous! Our fourth course of duck breast with mole, potatoes and charred brussel sprouts was along worth the $35. We'll definitely be returning to Verde!
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
small portions of excellent food
The food at Verde has never disappointed and the Margaritas are always good. This is one of our go-to places, but I do think it's a bit expensive, for what you get. My husband and I neither expect nor want massive amounts of food, but think the portions here could be larger. Plates are always cleaned by everyone (even those with small appetites) by the end of meal. The service is good and friendly! When six of us were there on a recent Friday (7:45 reservation) the staff welcomed us to stay and talk, after dinner, as the place was fairly empty by 9. I hope it was just an off-night and that the restaurant is doing okay. We do like it and will continue to patronize it.
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
We are now repeat "offenders" - second time here, on purpose, (out of towners, child here for college), and glad for it. Dinner first time with a group of 6 - it was awesome. This time brunch for 2 and equally awesome. If you think "Brunch at a Mexican restaurant?" don't hesitate, all looked good and ours was perfect (carne & huevos / steak & eggs, french toast, and granola & yogurt). Nice, relaxing setting, great food - what more could you ask for?
11/2/2013 5:00:00 PM
We were able to get a last minute reservation, got in quickly, had a few drinks, a unique app (roasted cauliflower with fig jam, and great entrees (Al Pastor and fish tacos). No frills, just a nice dinner for two.
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM