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Mole verde - AMANO, Caldwell, ID

AMANO

4.7
4.7
928 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary Mexican
Amano is a craft Mexican kitchen that delivers tradition in a vibrant and modern setting. We source carefully and prepare honestly to deliver the smell and taste of Mexico.

From tortillas hechas a mano using heirloom corn (nixtamal), sourced from ancient grains in Mexico; to dishes that highlight the local harvest of Idaho and honor all the hands that prepared it; to hand-crafted cocktails made using premium tequilas and mezcales;to hand-crafted beer and wine from the Sunnyslope Wine Region…

We deliver a hand crafted experience -hecho a mano.

Please note: Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, guests are required to wear face masks upon entering the restaurant, but may take them off while seated at their table. Thank you for your understanding during this challenging time.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 30 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary Mexican, Mexican, Traditional Mexican

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (208) 453-6410

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Salvador Alamilla

  • Neighborhood

    Nampa

  • Cross street

    7th Ave & Main Street, Indian Creek Plaza in Caldwell

  • Parking details

    Additional free parking is available in the following places:- in the unpaved lot across the street- in the paved lot to the LEFT of Joe's Emporium- across the bridge at Treasure Valley Community College- BEHIND Indian Creek Steakhouse

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 928 people are saying

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Idaho

    Fit for Foodies

  • Idaho

    Hot Spot

  • Idaho

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Idaho

    Most Booked

  • Boise

    Best Overall

  • Boise

    Best Food

  • Boise

    Best Service

  • Boise

    Fit for Foodies

  • Boise

    Healthy

  • Boise

    Hot Spot

  • Boise

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Boise

    Most Booked

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  1. BR

    BoiseRes

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Food and service was great for adults. My only complaint was the kid menu. It was very limited, and not that much thought went into the food preparation. They didn't even have guac that a child could eat (that is, not too spicy). I would definitely go back but not take my kid.
  2. MP

    MarcP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amano is one of the best hidden gems in the Treasure Valley. I happily drive well out of my way for dinner there. I can't say enough good things about this place.
  3. SG

    ScottG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service was top notch as always. Love Amano. It is a gem.
  4. AB

    AndrewB

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Atmosphere, drinks and music were awesome. Would have enjoyed more recommendations from server. Limited menu based on meat options and spice level was high.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Boise

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Expensive but very yummy. Pretty loud considering the price of the food. More “fun” than romantic. But, again, the food was very good. Don’t let the waiters up-sell you, though. My husband ordered a beer that was $4 on the menu and of course they didn’t have it and offered him a $9 beer without disclosing the price difference. Also, when it came to food, she told us it was small portions and it was recommended to order a couple of entrees from each section. Everyone I saw leave had a to-go container. One or two appetizers and an entree each would have been more than enough.
  6. BC

    BettyCL

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Food and drinks 🍹were very good! Waiters and service staff excellent!
  7. ME

    MariannaE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amano makes everything special. We always take friends and family to have a great dining experience. Everything tastes good!
  8. MC

    MargaretC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Good food! Everything is hand made, unique and not just your run of the mill dishes. Beautiful and unique beverages, Fantastic Service! Very friendly environment and staff. Servers go over and above. I recommend making a reservation. This is a popular Caldwell hidden gem.
  9. TT

    TimT

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Our location was a bit noisy. And to be honest the service was slow although our waitress was quite competent. But ... The food was excellent!
  10. H

    Helo11

    Boise

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Great place to eat!! Food was amazing, drinks where great and the staff was also amazing. In this day and age with staffing shortages this place did a great job and they all seemed happy to be there and that flows to the customers!
  11. C

    Carla

    Boise

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had house made chips and salsa, and carnitas with frijoles puerco and rice. All were delicious, and we can't wait to go back!
  12. KL

    KipL

    Boise

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Superb food and service. Atmosphere was Lively and decor was really nice too.
  13. R

    Rand

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    To be clear, the food is good. The issue is the value and menu options. The short rib at $50+ a la carte is very over priced even in these inflationary times. While the taco options are all very good, they are also no value at about $8-$9 each. There is no salad option on the menu which was a disappointment to some in our party. They have also dropped the enchilada suiza from their menu, which I thought was the best item on the menu. So overall, while the food is good, it is no value and what I would consider overpriced. The service is good although staff did not know the menu very well at all and drew complete blanks on some items. Perhaps this is to be expected during a time where it is difficult to hire and most staff were probably new. If I were to recommend Amano, it would be with an advisory of the above.
  14. AL

    ALaney17

    Boise

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server Emma was fantastic! Our food was amazing! We were a table of 4 so we ordered numerous dishes and shared family style. We loved the ceviche, the fish tacos, nego mole, well…basically we loved everything we ordered!
  15. RS

    RyanS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Heard so many great things about Amano before trying it for ourselves. Definitely lived up to the hype! Best dinner experience and food I’ve had in a very long time!
  16. DD

    DonD

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Creative menu, fantastic flavor, very good execution. Great selection of cocktails and large selection of Mezcal. Wait staff helpful, timely, and unobtrusive.
  17. PW

    PaulW

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience1
    $80.00 for lunch with the tip. Prices should be available on the menu
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Boise

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    We went her for my birthday! First time. The service was amazing! She was so great and patient as we asked question. The fish tacos were hot and delicious for my husband. The rest of the food was okay. I got the carnitas. If we go again, I will try something different.
  19. SG

    ShellyG

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food, service and ambiance were top notch. I wish they had fans or AC, it was pretty warm but outside temps were 100°+. I get the food prices but I think 3 drinks were upwards of $60 which is kinda crazy for Idaho imo. So next time I’m skipping the drinks.
  20. b

    bobd

    Tahoe

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience2
    Food was OK. 2 of us had the carnitas tacos ... too spicy. One had the cod ... is was battered. We had the queso tortilla for appetizer ... done very well and very good. We had 3 of their pina drinks and while they are good, I suggest to have an option of serving them tall with ice in them otherwise they get warm quick. The air conditioning runs out of capacity I think ... we were sitting along the wall in a booth and it got extremely hot. Finally we got the check and we all thought it was well overpriced for the entire experience.
  21. D

    Dani

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience3
    The service was stellar. The guacomole was delicious and the cocktails were good but the chilaquiles verde was neither flavorful nor appetizing. All in all much too expensive. That was my 4th visit there and sad to day that it may be my last.
  22. DC

    DinoC

    Boise

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    The food that did not say it was spicy was spicier than I expected. The menu didn't describe the meals well-failed to metion tortilla chips mixed in with chicken(other items specified tortillas and other carb items.) Servings very small could have added tortillas to the hash meal. Alcoholic drink was very tasty.
  23. G

    Gmabirthday

    Orange County

    77 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    77 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Went to brunch and really enjoyed the food and service. Wonderful authentic restaurant.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience3
    The food was good but not great and it was way over priced for the quality. There are several other Mexican restaurants in the area with food as good or better than this place and they are all quite a bit cheaper.
  25. NE

    NathanE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service is alway the best! We love this place!
  26. PB

    PBear

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall2food4service2ambience4
    Quite a sticker shock when the bill came. My friend & I looked at the on line menu on Amano's own website to get familiar with the items offered & look at the prices before we arrived. Long story short, my chicken was $58, not the $28 as on the website menu. Yes, were given menus when we sat down; however, I did not think to double check for a price change. I was comped $15 on my bill, after much "back & forth" discussion. My friend ordered a drink off the happy hour menu and she was served a drink with a similar name that was not on the happy hour menu. They both contained grapefruit juice, so she did not notice it was not the one on happy hour. Of course when the bill came, the drink was twice as much as she thought it would be. The server was not going to back down on the error and it took quite a bit of back and forth for her to get the adjustment on her bill. Not a good first visit. Most likely will not return.
  27. C

    Courtney

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amano is one of the best restaurants in the treasure valley. Price tag is a bit shocking at times, but honestly if you are a foodie it’s totally worth it. Best service, 10/10 food, and such a fun place to go with friends!
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and service - WOW!
  29. KA

    KarenA

    Boise

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 18, 2022

    overall4food5service1ambience4
    Todo estuvo bien, solo que el servicio estuvo muy lento tardaron mucho en traernos la comida, estuvimos casi 3 hrs ahí
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Boise

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Food was good but the spice level in ours made it tough to enjoy. Drink from the bar was perfect! We had higher hopes after reading the reviews but it just wasn’t for us. If you like spice in your food(I enjoy some),I’m sure it’s a great place!
  31. h

    hoselay

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Guac too spicy, music kinda loud but everything else was perfect
  32. DF

    DavidF

    San Francisco

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We really enjoyed Amano. Very good craft cocktails, attentive service, and creative and tasty menu items. Definitely a place to go for unique, high quality Mexican dishes. This is not a place to go for an inexpensive Mexican meal - if you're looking for inspired and delicious food and drink with Mexican flair, this is your place. We'll definitely be back.
  33. NR

    NicoleR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, yummy margaritas, scrumptious shrimp and flavorful carne asada. Birthday dessert was interesting but yummy. Perfect ambience during the day or at night
  34. CB

    CaseyB

    Boise

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    AMAZING! Best food in the valley! Top quality dining in Caldwell.
  35. T

    Trojan67

    Boise

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Fun but not elegant building. People inn both behind us kept bouncing off our shared wall. Food was very expensive but unique Service was exceptional. Parking was a problem.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food Stellar service The drink menu - WOW
  37. R

    Rhonda

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Our entrees arrived later than expected but we were so enjoying ourselves that it didn’t take away from the overall experience.
  38. SW

    StephanieW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing service and food. Antonio was very attentive and knowledgeable. We got fish tacos and Carne Asada tacos as well as guacamole. All of it was perfectly cooked and very flavorful. Great experience all around!
  39. DS

    DebraS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We noticed the servers had to speak very loud to be heard over the music and other noise. That’s our only complaint. Everything else was excellent. Thank you!
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    It’a been out about 20th time in Amano. Out of these 20 times, at least 6 times we had a ‘weird’ experience. This time we couldn’t figure out out why we had 2 waiters asking the same questions. I ordered a drink from their summer drink menu last week and I ordered the same this time. They brought me 2 completely different drinks with no explanation. Their drink contained mezcal / tequila 50-50 without outlining it in the menu. And I HATE mezcal. Overall, food was great. Service was awful. My husband was paused and doesn’t want to return anymore. We are to check the new New Mexican place next block next time. P. S. Out of this rent, the valuable thing that the manager of the restaurant should take - you need to walk the floor, check in customers and actually manage your stuff. Out of 29 times we never once seen a manager.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

AMANO offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (208) 453-6410.

AMANO is rated 4.7 stars by 928 OpenTable diners.

AMANO does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 30 times today
Google Map for AMANO

702 Main St, Caldwell, ID 83605-3744

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    7th Ave & Main Street, Indian Creek Plaza in Caldwell

  • Neighborhood

    Nampa

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary Mexican, Mexican, Traditional Mexican

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Additional free parking is available in the following places:- in the unpaved lot across the street- in the paved lot to the LEFT of Joe's Emporium- across the bridge at Treasure Valley Community College- BEHIND Indian Creek Steakhouse

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Salvador Alamilla

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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