Best Mexican Restaurant - 2011
Salsa a la Salsa
The brightly colored interior of Salsa a la Salsa practically demands that you order a margarita as soon as you enter the restaurant (cool breeze not included). And why not? Margarita fans will be impressed with the extensive list of tequilas, and abstainers can indulge in the full-sugar flavor of a Mexican Coca-Cola. The family-owned Salsa a la Salsa is known for its fresh ingredients (the orange jicama salad is a simple and refreshing way to start your meal) and its creativity. Consider the fish tacos: In a nod to its Minnesota clientele, the restaurant serves native walleye topped with heaps of guacamole and pico de gallo. Saving room for dessert is essential, though, and you'll understand why when you read three words on the menu: fried chocolate truffles. Those chocolatey sweet treats rest on two fried cinnamon-and-sugar coated tortillas, and the whole shebang benefits from a scoop of vanilla.