2601 East 10th St
Greenville, NC 27858
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Get to know a plate of Yaroa!

French fries are good, but they’re just potatoes. Villa Verde’s Yaroa takes them to a whole new level! The Dominican version of loaded American chili cheese fries, Yaroa (pronounced Ya-ROW-A) is popular as a late night snack served from food trucks on the streets of Santiago, Dominican Republic. And Villa Verde’s Greenville, NC, customers have […]

Asopao is a bowl of Dominican warmth

The weather outside is frightful, but Villa Verde’s Asopao is so delightful! What’s Asopao? It’s a traditional Dominican gumbo-style stew that’s the perfect food for this frigid weather. Rice, onions, green peppers and red peppers are combined in a tomatoey broth with authentic spices. The serving temperature is hot, but the spice level is mild. […]

New menu for 2018!

A new year deserves a new menu, and here at Villa Verde we’ve unveiled a lineup of dishes we’re proud to serve Greenville in 2018. Of course, we kept our best sellers: The Pernil Plate, Cuban Sandwich, Mofongo and 3-pound Nachos. And thanks to popular demand, the Yaroa is still on the menu. But we’ve […]

Go bananas: Try these plantain dishes at Villa Verde

Plantains — also called cooking bananas — are a food staple in the Dominican Republic. Although they’re related to the sweet tropical bananas most Americans are familiar with, plantains usually are cooked before they’re eaten. And you’ll find them prepared in a variety of ways at Villa Verde. Plantains are a starchy fruit with a […]

Join us for our holiday party Dec. 11!

Villa Verde Dominican restaurant is throwing a holiday tree-trimming party from 5:30-7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 11 — and everyone’s invited. Owner Jay Bastardo bought a huge live Fraser fir tree from the North Carolina mountains — and it’s so big it won’t fit inside! So he’s set it up outdoors, in front of the restaurant […]

A tale of two cities: Greenville and Villa Verde

Jay Bastardo and his wife Eridania named their restaurant Villa Verde — which means “Greenville” in Spanish — as a tribute to their hometown in the Dominican Republic AND their adopted hometown of Greenville, NC. How are the two towns similar? Villa Verde is located on the island of Hispaniola in the Caribbean. It’s not […]