Salcita

Salcita

Salcita

It doesn’t look like much from the street.  Salcita is one of those restaurants that might be skipped by passing cars.  There have probably been several different restaurants to call this place home, the building itself looks like it has seen a thing or two in its existence, but it is places like this that I really enjoy finding and sharing with others.  It was first recommended to me by my kids pediatrician.  He served a mission down in Central America and is always looking for authentic homestyle food from that region.  He was spot on in his recommendation.  This place is not only delicious, but the proprietor makes you feel like you are a guest in his home and not as a client in his restaurant.

Juice Menu

Juice Menu

We were shown to our table immediately, granted there was only one other patron in the restaurant, the owner was quick to make us feel at home.  I love places that offer a lot of additional drink options other than soda.  As you see here, there are a lot of home-made juices that you can choose from.  I was a little curious of what the avocado juice would taste like, I guess I’ll have to leave that one for another day.  I ended up going with lulo, which I can best describe as a cross between a pear and a pineapple.  The juice was delicious.

Lulo Juice

Lulo Juice

Here is a picture of the menu, but as Carlos the owner was telling us, he can make a lot of things that aren’t on the menu as well.  Just tell him what you are thinking and he will do his best to make you an awesome plate.

Menu

Menu

I went with the seco de chivo for my entre.  For those Espanol speakers out there, Seco de Chivo translates directly into “Dry Goat”, but this isn’t goat meat, but seasoned lamb.  The actual cut of lamb meat, I would probably only give a C grade to, but the flavor was an A+++++, and at $9.50, this dish was a steal.  The flavor of the spices that they used was awesome.  Not only did it flavor the meat perfectly, but I also enjoyed drenching my potatoes in it as well.  Even the salad that came along with the dish was awesome.

Seco de Chivo

Seco de Chivo

As we were waiting for our food, Carlos also brought out some traditional empanadas from Ecuador.  They didn’t have your typical empanada breading used in Mexico or other Latin America countries.  The dough almost had a pastry like taste to it, but it was stuffed with cheese and green onion, and they were delivered to us “on the house”  These things definitely beat your average bowl of chips and salsa.

Empanadas

Empanadas

We also went with the Taste Strips plate.  It came with juicy strips of steak, outlined with plantain banana chips, and salad.  Carlos recommended this plate to those trying Salcita for the first time.  You can’t go wrong with it, the plate was awesome.  There wasn’t a single piece of meat, that I disagreed with, and it was flavored with onion and green peppers.

Taste Strips

Taste Strips

Our family loved our visit to Salcita.  Consequently the owner a few days after my visit, liked my Facebook page.  I checked out his own page and discovered that just a day before our visit, he got his U.S Citizenship.  So a big congratulations to Carlos for his big day.  With his gracious service, delicious menu, and awesome attitude, I wish him all the best with Salcita.

2 comments

  1. I have been to Salcita also, and it was fantastic. They were so friendly and happy. Try the horchata – it is AMAZING, better than any other I have had, ever.

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