a’Verde, Cary, NC

Created by Top Chef alum Katsuji Tanabe, this upscale Mexican restaurant brings fresh, vibrant, delicious, and fun flavors to the table. Leaning into North Carolina ingredients, a’Verde wants to be “your downtown restaurant closer to home.” As you listen to a lively music playlist, consider menu hits like Grandma’s Cornbread with honey truffle butter, guac with optional crickets (yes, really!) to add crunch, the lobster ceviche tostada, the famed brussels sprouts, mojo chicken, and more. Active in the community, their giving focus includes everything from youth organizations to fighting hunger and cancer research.

Chef Tanabe has the energy and passion to bring the WOW factor. That includes turning a
covered patio into a patio enclosure for 45 guests, plus furry friends. Our exterior enclosure drop
curtains for this space extend the a’ Verde patio season to be up to 12 months long. Everything
was carefully measured to work around the angled beams of the existing structure. And, the
brown vinyl was chosen to match the beam color, welcoming in the daylight in style.