Larger Than Life
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.
The Taquitos y Quesadilla Platter
We were impressed, with both the sun and surf as well as the taquitos and quesadillas.
La Salsa Bar vs. Regular Bar
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
When In Rome
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.
Welcome To La Salsa Fresh Mexican Grill
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.
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.