Ahh, Salsarita’s. Salsarita’s is like that friend you call when you need to take your mind off the drama in your life and have some light-hearted fun. This is actually one of the King’s favorites. As for me, I’m a Moe’s girl. However, I’ll hang out my girl Salsarita every now and then. She’s fun and all, but I find her ingredient selection a little lacking, you know, there’s not much depth there.
As the picture suggests, Salsarita’s serves Mexican-inspired quick meals. The menu consists of quesadillas, taco salads, burrito bowls, etc. I usually get taco salads, but most recently, I got a burrito bowl, which is like an upside down salad in a crispy bowl. It’s kind of hard to rate a specific dish here
So far I’ve had the shrimp, pork, and chicken. They also have ground beef and steak, but I haven’t had those yet. I’ve found all the meats that I’ve had to be cooked well, meaning they are tender and seasoned just enough. I mean, who wants one flavor to overpower their whole dish? After all, your dish is supposed to be a medley, not a diva trying to steal a solo. Anyway, on to the salsas…
I’ve had the pleasure of tasting their corn and black bean salsa, the mild salsa, and the tomatillo, or verde salsa. The corn and black bean salsa
Salsa is another one of those things that come in different consistencies with various twists, so you have to be open-minded and give each one a shot– which is exactly what I did here. Salsarita’s tomato-based salsas are kind of thick and saucy (the tomatoes seem to be crushed instead of stewed and chopped), but the one I had had good flavor. I believe I could taste all of the elements. Without knowing what actually goes into salsa, my spidey senses tell me there were tomatoes (duh), jalapeno, onion, cilantro, and lemon or lime juice– I’m betting it was lime. Fortunately, they didn’t overdo it on the cilantro–which is easy to do. With that said, I could see myself sitting down with some chips and a ramekin full of my girl’s salsa.
So, yeah, I feel that I can roll with the salsa, but I cannot and will not, partake in the queso at my private party. Nope, nope, nope. Let me tell you something, I’m a queso snob. Uh, the first problem with my girl’s salsa is that it isn’t white. Now, I GUESS it doesn’t HAVE to be white… that’s a lie, yes, yes it does. Aside from not being white, I’m not sure it really tasted like I like my queso to taste. This queso tasted like they tried to slip some Kraft singles in there to make the real white queso stretch. But don’t go telling anybody I said they do that. I’m just saying that’s what it tastes like TO ME.
The atmosphere at Salsarita’s is pretty airy and laid back. I’d say it’s pretty clean inside. Since they don’t have waiters/waitresses, no one seems to come around regularly to clean the table. This means there’ s a possibility that you might have to dust off your table before you sit, or just ask someone to clean it off for you. This isn’t THAT big of a deal to me because once the line shortens, I do see them come around and clean. If they are busy when you come in, then it’s every man for himself…well maybe not, we didn’t have to cook the food. Most of the staff seems warm and friendly. Every now and then you’ll encounter a teenager that hasn’t come to value the importance of a smiling face just yet, but everyone is polite, so I’ll take it.
Overall: King(4.5/5), Me(3.5/5)
So, that’s all I have to say about that. What do you think?
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