Do The Salsa Grill!

A few weeks ago, Reina and I were craving for Hamburgini, our favorite affordable burger in Riyadh. It just so happened that we were passing through Prince Turki Ibn Abdulaziz Al Awwal Road near King Saud University. We were tired from another errand then but we thought we’ll be invigorated by delicious food so even though the U-turn was a bit far, we asked our driver to do just that for us to reach Hamburgini. We noticed several new restaurants in the area including Pasta Delizia and Salsa Grill. While waiting for our Hamburgini burgers, we decided to check out Salsa Grill (we thought Mexican food is the proper accompaniment to burgers rather than pasta, haha!).

Salsa Grill, ole!

Salsa Grill, ole!

Are you ready for some Mexican food?

Are you ready for some Mexican food?

Salsa Grill is a casual dining restaurant offering fresh, customizable Mexican food. They have soft and crunchy tacos, burritos, quesadillas, nachos, and salads. They have really friendly staff and a cool-looking restaurant. They have modern wall paintings and their chain curtains hanging from the ceiling and used as a divider to those using the stairs has the Salsa Grill logo in it. A work of wonder!

A sight to behold

A sight to behold

Coolio! Me loves some typography!

Coolio! Me loves some typography and some pink!

They have a family section but they let us order at the bachelor section because there were no customers around and we’re ordering take-out. It’s also the best way to order because we get to see what we’re ordering. Their food just looks so fresh and colorful and tasty on the bar!

Some of the tables in the family section.

Some of the tables in the family section.

One of the booths

One of the booths

There are four steps to order at Salsa Grill.

  1. Pick the STYLE. Do you want burrito, rice bowl, salad, tacos or quesadilla? Reina went for the quesadilla while I went for the crunchy taco (requested by the hubby who’s been looking for hard, crunchy tacos in Riyadh since last year).

    Hard or soft taco? Quesadilla? Choices!

    Hard or soft taco? Quesadilla? Choices!

  2. Pick the PROTEIN. They have chicken (SR 28), steak (SR 38), vegetables (SR 22), and shrimp (SR36). The type of protein you pick will determine how much your order will be. Reina went for the chicken filling while I got the shrimps.
    We love our meat!

    We love our meat!

    Chicken for Reina, shrimps for me.

    Chicken for Reina, shrimps for me.

  3. Pick the SALSA. Choose from pico de gallo, mild salsa, or hot salsa. The pico de gallo is a fresh salsa made from chopped tomato, onion, coriander leaves, fresh serranos, salt, and key lime juice. I picked that and of course, Reina who is a chili lover went for the hot salsa. But the waiter didn’t hear it and placed the mild salsa, hehe. He gave us a small tub of the hot salsa to compensate though.

    What salsa are you?

    What salsa are you?

  4. Pick the TOPPINGS. There are a lot of options: sour cream, mango salsa, corn salsa, white cheese, jalapeno, and lettuce. These can be mixed and matched and they’re for free. If you choose to add guacamole for some authentic Mexican flavor, there’s an extra fee of SR 5. I highly recommend the mango salsa. It’s so good! It has just the right tangy and sweet flavor and I really love mangoes. Hehe. I actually ordered an extra bag of chips just so I can get more tubs of their mango salsa.

    Toppings to the left, to the left!

    Toppings to the left, to the left!

That’s for the main course. Reina has a good review of her quesadilla. She said the chicken was just grilled right and even though her warm, chewy quesadilla was filled with other ingredients and salsa, she still tasted the smokiness of the chicken. I have good words for the taco too. It was just the right texture and it was really flavorful. We got lucky in choosing the right ingredients in our Mexican food that’s why we enjoyed this. The ingredients tasted fresh. We haven’t tried the beef though so we can’t say anything about it… for now. The chips were a bit lackluster; there’s nothing special to it until I dunked it into the mango salsa and that’s when it became delicious. Seriously, it was the mango salsa that brought this chip to its A game. If not for that, the chips were lame. As for its overall authentic taste, we’re not sure because we haven’t been to Mexico to taste their food, yannow. Haha! We enjoyed the food we ordered and that’s all that matters. We’re thinking of going back for the burritos and rice bowl next time.

We're going back to try you!

We’re going back to try you!

There are desserts available too like Nutella Quesadilla, Banana Nutella Quesadilla, and Strawberry Nutella Quesadilla. Unfortunately, we weren’t able to try them. Maybe next time! I had their Orange and Lemon juice and it was too sour! I’ll stick to iced tea or soda.

Don’t you worry, we didn’t forget our burgers. So if you’re on the lookout for a place where you can get Mexican (Salsa Grill), Italian (Pasta Delizia), Asian (Noodle Box), and Burgers (Hamburgini), visit this area along Prince Turki Road. It’s you one-stop-plaza. 😉

Salsa Grill

Prince Turki Ibn Abdulaziz Al Awwal Road,

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia [MAP]

T: +966 11 511 8444

FB: https://www.facebook.com/Salsa-Grill-772460326193038/?fref=ts

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