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La Salsa

Larger Than Life

Location: Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu

Restaurant: La Salsa

It's difficult to tell from the picture, but this guy was probably 30 feet tall. Now ponder the circumference of his sombrero.

Sunday, August 06, 2006 by Jonah. Permalink for Larger Than Life

The Taquitos y Quesadilla Platter

Returning from a great day at the beach, John and I pulled off the road and what-do-you-know there was a tortilla vending establishment (La Salsa) right there. I got the carnitas California burrito, and John got the Taquitos and Quesadilla Platter.

We were impressed, with both the sun and surf as well as the taquitos and quesadillas.

Saturday, January 21, 2006 by Jonah. Permalink for The Taquitos y Quesadilla Platter

La Salsa Bar vs. Regular Bar

At the alcohol bar, I don't like much in the way of variety (bourbon on ice, please).

At La Salsa Bar, they invite you to sample the available flavors:
  • Mexicana - Medium
  • Avocado - Mild
  • Mango - Mild
  • Mucho Hot - Habanero
  • Buena - Medium
  • Roasted Tomato - Medium
  • Chile de Arbol Salsa - Medium Hot

Saturday, December 03, 2005 by Jonah. Permalink for La Salsa Bar vs. Regular Bar

When In Rome

You all know how the famous saying goes, right?

Allow me to re-purpose the proverb for my own, selfish use, according to the menu offering at La Salsa:

When visiting California, order the California burrito.
And so I did.

The California burrito is the same as burritos of another geographic locale, except that it has avocado in it. The story of this particular California burrito lies in the lean carnitas - best carnitas from a chain I've ever come across.

Is it worth returning to California for ubiquitous, trim carnitas? Perhaps.

This La Salsa meal was rated: 7.7.

Friday, November 18, 2005 by Jonah. Permalink for When In Rome

Welcome To La Salsa Fresh Mexican Grill

With many locations across eight ten US states including California, Nevada, Arizona, Texas, Colorado, Indiana, Florida, Connecticut, New Jersey and Missouri, La Salsa is a major nationwide franchise.

Want your own location? With a commitment to build a minimum of 3-5 La Salsa units at an initial investment of approx. $431,000 to $612,000 (per unit, does not include real estate), you might be better of as a patron. Prices for lunch are reasonable.

Like Chipotle, Qdoba, and Baja Fresh, La Salsa is publicly owned - part of CKE Restaurants, which also owns Hardee's and Carl's Jr. Update: La Salsa was purchased by the investment group that owns Baja Fresh from CKE Restaurants in 2007. Thanks to Chelsea for the tip. Details here.

They claim to avoid lard, preservatives, or artificial additives. Check out the corporate site here.

John and I came across this particular location on the way back from the beach on the Pacific Coast Highway. Yes.

Friday, November 18, 2005 by Jonah. Permalink for Welcome To La Salsa Fresh Mexican Grill | Comments (2)