Salsa is not your traditional Mexican Grill. What makes the Salsa experience truly special is the inspired, healthy, modern twist that they give to each of their signature dishes.
Salsa is all about freedom. Their passion for uncovering unique, fresh flavours knows no limit. If you’re feeling adventurous, you’re even welcome to create your own meal!
Naturally, they use only the freshest, quality ingredients, sourced from farms that meet their high ethical standards. All meat is traditionally grown - 100% grass-fed beef and free-range chicken that is hormone and antibiotic free.
And, of course, no fiesta would be complete without delicious refreshments. Satisfy your thirst with their fresh-pressed juices, signature cocktails and custom range of craft tequilas.
We dined here as part of a birthday celebration. The set menu consisted of a multitude of starters, mains and dessert. When I say multitude, I mean MULTITUDE! The food was seemingly endless and all really delish! My favourite among the starters was the Mexican chopped salad - bright, fresh flavours that were well balanced and smacks of a cool, breezy summer afternoon.
By the time the main plates rolled out, I was way too stuffed to tuck in. But the one pork rib I I did tuck into was tender and smoky with a hint of sweetness.
The churros were rather disappointing though, doughy and insipid. They lacked the cinnamon kick one expects of a good churro. The saving grace was the gorgeous chocolate ice cream that accompanied them.
All in all, Salsa is an experience worth having. The vibe here is fun and energetic, staff and service great, and the food matches that appeal.
I was very excited to check out the new Mexican restaurant in the area. My husband and I went for lunch on a Wednesday, we were seated inside as all the tables but one (an eight seater) were taken outside. We were given menus and then promptly forgotten about.
I was disappointed that there was no option to make your own plate of nachos - you are given the choice to start with taco hard shell, lettuce shell, bowl, taco soft shell, burrito or quesadilla. So I inquired about the 'signature nachos' on the menu but asked the waiter to stop explaining after he informed me that the first layer was mayonnaise (on nachos - really???). I ended up ordering the Goat's Cheese & Lime Rice Salad which arrived without any goat's cheese, nor the roasted almond flakes, nor the spinach but it did come with olives which was not on the menu and which I don't like. By the time my re-prepared salad arrived we had to leave so we took it as a take-out. My husband ordered the Original Burrito which he said was OK but didn't really have a lot of flavour. We also had the Mexican Meatballs which were delicious and the Pulled Pork Tostada which was OK.
We had to leave the table to get the attention of a waiter to take our order and again when we wanted to complain about the salad.
The music was nice.
Firstly, I ate at Salsa in Parkhurst and it was absolutely amazing, the manager was friendly and very accommodating. This is however not what I experienced at the Salsa in Bedford Centre. I phoned to make a reservation to be told they don't take reservations as it is just walk ins this Sunday only to arrive and be told sorry they are fully booked. The manager was all kiss kiss to what I can only imagine is either friends or family who got a table. He then proceeded to show us his book to show that he is fully booked but this is contradictory because they weren't apparently taking reservations. Oh and to top it off, we ate there on Friday as well and asked again about reservations to be told that they don't take reservations and it is walk ins. Nothing was said about them being fully booked once again, not that they should be fully booked if they don't make reservations. The problem I have is that the food is amazing and I loved the restaurant but this experience has completely changed my view. I will not ever eat at Bedford Centre Salsa but I will return to the Salsa in Parkhurst which at least makes you feel welcome. The manager was full of attitude and left us completely embarrassed as we had made arrangements for our whole family to come and experience how amazing this restaurant is. I would love to know where the man at the front of the restaurant got his customer service training from as this is not what customer service is all about.