With a trip to Roasted Chilies, you get to go on an amazing culinary journey as the chefs put their own spin on fine Mexican cuisine. At this eclectic Kihei eatery, they make every last item from scratch using only the freshest local ingredients around. Elevating the experience even more, they use a mix of newly imagined recipes and ones passed down through the generations. The result is a phenomenal treasure trove of dishes that easily win you over at first bite.
As a family-owned and operated joint, they make exceptional service a top priority as well. You can always expect to get warmly welcomed through the doors and invited to make yourself right at home. Although their restaurant boasts an upscale aesthetic at first glance, there’s a chill vibe running through the place always. Reservations are a must as a result because they’re almost always serving a full house.
You’re welcome to schedule your visit for brunch, lunch, or dinner – or you can just come in anytime for dessert and drinks. No matter when you plan to arrive, you may either get a private table or sidle up to the bar. Either way, plan to start with a drink from the full bar and an appetizer of your choice. Just remember that their appetizer portions are big enough for two to share with extra left over.
As you grub on your initial selections, you can take all the time in the world to browse all their entrees. They have so many wonderful items on the menu, all of which are worth pouring over at your leisure. Upon putting in your order, expect a bit of a wait as the chefs make every item from scratch and add their own personal flair to the plating design. All their dishes boast phenomenal flavor well worth savoring, so just take it one bite at a time while enjoying this unique dining experience.
Their most popular items include:
Roasted Jalapeno Margarita
When sweet and spicy flavors call your name, treat yourself to the Roasted Jalapeno Margarita. This specialty cocktail begins with fresh roasted jalapenos mixed up with their housemade sweet and sour triple sec. Blanco tequila joins the party at the end to kick the bold flavors into high gear.
Mole Artesanal Rojo
The Mole Artesanal Rojo beautiful blends past and present, allowing you to enjoy the magic that happens as Grandmother’s recipe lives on. This dish starts with the traditional Mole Poblano featuring an exquisite mix of 25 ingredients, like Mexican chocolate, cinnamon, dried peppers, fruit, and nuts. Then, the sauce goes over chicken breast and roasts to pure perfection.
For enchiladas unlike anything you’ve ever had before, get the Enchilada Langostino. This popular entrée features chopped langostino stuffed in the center of a huge tortilla. Over that, they pour on their flavorful green poblano sauce and pop it into the oven until hot, bubbly, and ready to devour.
Although definitely not an easy feat, do your best to save room in your belly for dessert. All their sweet treats come filled with amazing flavors and look just as good as they taste. With its triple layers of deliciousness, the Pastel Three Leches looks like a work of art and tastes like heaven. The mile-high Flan comes out absolutely covered in caramel sauce and topped with a cherry and mint leaf. For a truly imaginative take on dessert, get the Pan De Elote. This dish takes the Mexican-style sweet Kula corn cake to the next level with dulce de leche in the mix. Want to keep it simple? You cannot go wrong with the Churros.
-They don’t split checks for large parties. So, when dining with a group, figure out the payment details before you arrive. When dining with six or more, expect to see an 18% gratuity automatically added to the bill.
-Although they offer a complimentary basket of chips and salsa when dining in, you’ll have to pay an additional fee to get them with your takeout. Want more than one basket of chips and salsa while dining in? There’s an extra charge for that, too.
-Come in between 3 pm and 5 pm daily to enjoy all their happy hour specials.