Salsa Brava

I liked this place much better before it was "discovered". It has one of the best salsa bars in town. My favorite salsa is the hot roasted ancho, although a couple of times when I ate there it was off: it tasted so strange, I couldn't stand it. I can't explain it, that's just the way it was. My favorite menu item by far is the roasted veggie burro. The carnitas are good, but you can get better elsewhere (such as Tacos Los Altos and Las Gorditas). The spinach enchiladas are OK.

Since I started frequenting Tacos Los Altos, I'm not very likely to return to Salsa Brava, especially since it gets so busy now. There used to be a west side location, which I preferred, but they moved out, and the place that replaced it (El Capitan) is not as good.

The owner started a new restaurant nearby, called Fat Olives, about which I've heard very good things. I would like to check it out sometime.

Whenever a good local restaurant gets too popular and loses its appeal for me, it reminds me of my favorite place to eat when I was in Detroit, called the Traffic Jam & Snug. They made their own ice cream, cheese, sausage, etc., and had great nightly specials that were not on their regular menu. The most decadent dessert I ever had was called the Carlotta Chocolotta: chocolate cheesecake topped with coffee-mocha ice cream and sprinkled with ground espresso beans.

Then the place was "discovered". As the crowds went up, the prices also went up and the portions shrank, and the food just didnít seem as good anymore. Before long, I lost the desire to return.

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Business Category:Local establishment (1-2 locations)
Breakfast (1-10):
Lunch (1-10):7
Dinner (1-10):7
Cleanliness (1-10):7
Service (1-10):7
Noise (1-10):5
How often visited:Many times
How likely to return:Probably not
Last known visit:
Last updated:2016-09-03

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