Salsa Fresh Salt Lake City

Picture taken by Larry Love

Review of Salsa Fresh in Salt Lake City.

This is a brand new restaurant in Salt Lake City on North Temple just west of Redwood Road. (2080 West on North Temple) The location is a bit off the normal path. You will find it on the North side of the street next to the Patient Housing for the University of Utah medical center.

The decor is very modern and there is even a conference room in the back for business luncheons or parties. The ceiling is decorated with TELA or colored material from Guatemala with a lovely landscape of Antigua Guatemala on the back wall. The atmosphere is very clean roomy.

As I was entering to make a reservation for flamion for Valentines a couple was leaving and I asked them how their food was and the woman's response was "Heavenly". Salsa Fresh provides you with an order of free chips and you can sample all the different fresh salsas.

I was a bit leery of the location because it is off the beaten path, although I wish the owner all the best with his new venture.

Jose is the owner and chef. I was able to spend some time speaking with him about his menu and his new ideas. I took my wife there for valentines which had a special menu for $25 dollars each which included appetizer, entree and a desert. We were impressed. I would like to try more of the menu items. The night I went to make reservations I saw some of the eentres being taken out. One is a special shrimp rice served in half of a pineapple. Jose told me much of what he serves came from what he learned from his mother in Guatemala.

I would give the presentation an 8 or 9. All the staff except the hostess was in uniforms including the owner in his smart chef outfit. The steak and shrimp I ordered were very good. I would definitely go back for some of their regular menu items just because they are so different.