I always get so giddy every Friday morning. My mind wanders outside the four corners of our room, giving strong signals to my feet to take me anywhere but here. In the Middle East, Friday is our weekend. While others laze around or do chores, Ed and I always prefer to roam, meet friends and dine out. We did all those three recently: roamed at Dubai Marina, met my friends, and dined at Salsa Mexican restaurant.
It was a perfect, sunny afternoon. Ed and I sat on a couch at Salsa's al-fresco dining area at the Marina Walk, sipping Iced Tea and munching nachos while waiting for my friends. I was looking at the awesome view of yachts and high-rise buildings, suddenly the fresh air was replaced with a sweet and strong Shisha (Hookah) smell. Since I didn't want to inhale oxygen with extra scents because I get dizzy often, we asked to be transferred to another table
Our new spot was better, still at the restaurant's terrace. We ordered main courses and my friends arrived. But when the food was served another unexpected situation happened. There were flies, which came from nowhere, flying in circles on our table! Really gross! The perfect Friday vibe dropped to the lowest level!
Again, we asked to be relocated. We chose a table inside the restaurant, and everything went fine. No shisha scent, no flies... oh yes, I was happy!
Salsa is well-decorated with a Mexican flair: lively, colorful and stylish.
Good food is a must on a weekend meet-up with friends, I'm glad Salsa Restaurant did not fail us. We were served with complimentary nachos while waiting for our order. For our late lunch, we had a fish dish and the Mexican staples: tacos and fajitas. The servings were huge, good enough for 5 people to share.
|Freebie: warm and crispy nachos with salsa dip|
|Appetizer: cheese quesadilla served with guacamole, sour cream, tomatoes and onions|
|Deep Fried Fish: grouper fish fillet with fries and veggies on the side|
|La Parillada: a mix of beef and chicken fajita served with Mexican rice and beans|
|Taco Salsa: beef topped with cheese and avocado|
We all loved this!
|an extra serving of dips|
|Me, Ed and my friends having our delicious Mexican lunch|
Our lunch was on a promotional deal. We had 50% off the total bill because of a voucher from Cobone. Menu prices shocked me a bit, I never thought Mexican food could be that expensive. I was expecting to get a taco for 10 AED, just like in Taco Bell. Hahaha!
|Photo op with a Mexican hat before leaving the restaurant|
We got our thumbs down for dining with the flies (that's 10 thumbs down), but we gave a perfect rating for the decors and food quality. Would I go back? Uhhmmm, if there's another promotion, maybe I would. I'd love to have another serving of Taco Salsa! :)
Click here for Salsa's Mexican Restaurant menu and location.