Wild Salsa
Wild Salsa

Wild Salsa

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://wildsalsarestaurant.com/
  • Phone: (214) 741-9453
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm
    Dinner: Monday - Friday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Mexican
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: St. Paul
  • Parking: Valet
A word from Wild Salsa
At Wild Salsa we want you to feel as comfortable as you would at home. So, andale! There are plenty of tequilas to sample, and unique salsas for tasting. Wild Salsa uses only locally grown and cultivated ingredients for a fresher, more flavorful taste. We believe every Texas town deserves an authentic Mexican restaurant. You’re with familia, so take the time to sit back, relax, have a drink or two and show us your "Wild" side.
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Wild Salsa reviews from OpenTable diners
47 reviews since July 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.2
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (18)fit for foodies (16)great for lunch (15)neighborhood gem (13)vibrant bar scene (11)hot spot (9)great for outdoor dining (8)great for brunch (5)special occasion (4)late-night find (4)kid-friendly (3)romantic (1)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Best texmex choice in Downtown Dallas
    BPDalVIP
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    I really enjoy Wild Salsa. Their queso and chips are delicious. The menu tends to have variety, compared to most texmex places. I had a wonderful pork "stew" with rice, zucchini, Mexican cheese, and lots of paprika. Delicious. The drinks are tasty as well.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Friendly service and Good food
    Robby
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    We came downtown to an event at the Majestic theatre. Wild Salsa is located a block and a half away from the theatre...very convenient. We had a nice dinner before the show and the service was great!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food. Fast food service.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    Party of five went for early dinner. Had to use flashlight to read menu. Waiter didn't offer Happy Hour drinks or food (that I had read about online), but acknowledged them when I asked for them. On entrees I asked for "no tomatoes" on my dish and was told that couldn't be done. A quest asked for chicken to be added to s cheese dish (at whatever cost was needed) and was told they could hot do that because it was not on the menu. It reminded me of the "Hold the Chicken" scene in the old movie, "Five Easy Pieces." The food was very good, but I expected better service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Really enjoyed Wild Salsa
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    We were there early (5:00 pm) on a Saturday night, so no crowds at all. The food was expertly presented and the margaritas were delicious. I imagined it would be quite noisy if crowded. Wish that they would provide complimentary valet.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful experience
    Brenda
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    It was our first time in Texas and we were looking for good Tex Mex food. The bartender at our hotel recommended this restaurant and we loved it. The food was fantastic and prepared different than what we have ever experienced. Great margaritas too. Highly recommend!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Tasty food, friendly environment
    BBCPDX
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    This was a fun place to meet up and share a tasty meal. Great margaritas. Reasonable prices.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • More than salsa
    HerkyVIP
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    Too bad the review form doesn't allow me to check "notable tequila list." Excellent for sharing small dishes. The Sopa Azteca Verde was almost a meal in itself. Well-informed service.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Downtown Gem!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    Always a good meal here. You cannot go wrong with this place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Spot for Lunch in Downtown
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    I love this place. They always take good care of us. The sonoran enchilada is really good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best fresh Tex-Mex
    Pbcmija
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Seriously the best Tex-Mex I have ever had besides the tiny taco stands in San Antonio. For a trendy place, the food is outstanding. Definitely have the spicy margarita. I don't really drink margs but this one had me dreaming about it the entire next day. The street tacos were delish. Vibrant atmosphere and a fun place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • YumYumVIP
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    We really like the chicken tacos (they have 6 or 7 other taco options as well) as well as the different salsa options. The salsas are all good and most are spicy with a nice kick to them. Did not venture to the margarita menu but a couple did look like they would be added to our next trip.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Authentic? Maybe but...
    eatout2little
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    The food seemed just average to me. I had lunch there with a friend, whose food came out lukewarm at best. He cut into it and it was cold. The manager came by and tried to convince him it was the feta cheese, but my friend stated to the manager that even the sauce was cold. They state up front "no substitutions" except the sauces and garnishes, you could not ask for "no onions" for instance. Lunch can be busy, but not having food available made-to-order is a minus for a lot of people. The queso was overpriced for what we got. $22 for lunch before tip was not reasonable, and that was after the manager comped my friend's entree!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • disappointed
    Nick
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    Went here on recommendations of others but was greatly disappointed. Sat in the bar to start with happy hour and ordered apps and drinks, drinks took half an hour and some were missing, and the apps came before the drinks. Our waiter just seemed to busy. Ordered happy hour drinks and left half on table because they just tasted like mix, and did inform our waiter, who just said sorry but did nothing to fix. Actual entrees were good, shared the lamb tacos, which were really good and plenty for two. It was the only thing that saved the evening. Still would go elsewhere next time.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Yummm!
    Kelsaygault
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Visiting Dallas from YYC. Great service (quick, friendly) The salsa was on point - tasters were fabulous and so cheap! Waiter was knowledgable. Tamale was out of this world as were the fajitas. I would recommend for an authentic mex.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great first time
    BerwinDiner
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Great first time experience. Good food and great service
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Not too impressed
    bailey
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Food was just okay, the server was attentive but the place was empty. Arrived for a slightly romantic dinner and was seated in the bar. When we asked if we could be seated near the windows we were told there were seats open in the main dining area, but the hostess continued to hand us menus and left. Not sure why they weren't willing to move us. We finished eating within 30 minutes and went back to our hotel. Will choose someplace different next time.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great service; decent food
    planlifearoundmeals
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Good service. Decent food, but not the best. With all the great places to get Mexican food in Dallas, this place ranks average. Great guac. Tacos could have been better.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place!
    DentonFoodie59
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    No complaints. Service was great and food was tasty and fresh! Went to show at Majestic Theater and this was in walking distance. Great location.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Decent service but food so so.
    SLK66
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We live by McKinney and wanted to find a restaurant downtown to visit the Reunion Tower with our teenagers so I selected this restaurant based on reviews. The service was excellent, the ambience was nice but the food was not that great which was disappointing. I could have eaten at a much better Mexican restaurant back in McKinney/Allen and done better. Luckily this was not the sole reason for making the trip downtown!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great dinner!
    salsa2die4
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Although, our group showed up late and the place was packed we were still seated immediately with the table preference we had requested. Our waiter was very friendly and efficient, and the food was excellent. The salsa is hands-down my favorite! The noise level is very high, but with our small group of four we were able to get close enough to hear each other with moderately raised voices. Overall, great food and service!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    They ran out of churros. so we had to go find a place that had them
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • very solid
    Matsui
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    excellent service; food was unique; happy hour specials; upscale Mexican food different than your typical tex mex place; would recommend again
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding place
    MarYa
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    This establishment has creative, outstanding food, and warm, attentive service.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 24 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 24, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.5
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 255 reviews are from the Wild Salsa reviews archive.
  • wild was tame
    irish1101VIP
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Went to WS thinking, from the reviews, it was a great Mexican restaurant. It isn't. Pedestrian at best. Really! Rice or beans cost extra! Margaritas o.k..
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious Tacos
    Diner
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    This is a great restaurant to go when you are downtown and want to eat somewhere more casual.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We walked out!
    RachelG
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    Had a 6:15 reservation on a Tuesday before going to a show at Majestic. Got in a little early and were seated promptly. But then weren't greeted for TEN minutes! Went to the bar to ask if the Happy Hour menu was only at bar. Was told that normally yes, but since they were about to have a private event in the bar, that it would be honored in the dining room. Server, Raul, finally showed up, and didn't apologize for the wait. We said we would like see the Happy Hour menu. He asked if we wanted to go ahead and order an appetizer, and my husband said we needed to see the menu first. They have an actual happy hour food menu. He came back with just the drink menu, slammed it down and walked away without a word. So, we left and won't be returning.
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  • Top Notch
    Arealgem24kVIP
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    Choose for a friend's birthday lunch celebration. Salsa trio so many unique & fresh flavors to enjoy. The concept of the taco trio is awesome since you get try sample different varieties-pork, beef, fish, veggie. You might say that fajitas taste the same at most places-not at Wild Salsa! Shrimp fajitas xtra flavorful. In addition to customary peppers/onions were roasted potato slices on bottom of the hot skillet. Yay. The tortillas must be hand made on location-fresh & not too large so you can have several different bites without overfilling. The tiny sopapillas with tiny squirt bottles of caramel, honey & chocolate-make you want to come back for more!Small popsicles upon departing. Beautiful artistic interior. Excellent service. Top Notch!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice spot for Lunch!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    Great food and service. I loved the decor of the restaurant as well.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food awakened my senses
    Laiza
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    The food was so delicious and tasted so fresh! I can't wait to visit again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Friendly service, yummy food
    Addiek
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Ate here for a our second wedding anniversary. I had a taco plate. They seemed sort of street style; very good. The drinks were decent. They let us sit on the patio even though they hadn't opened seating there yet (I don't know that they read our request for this when we made the reservation). Our waiter was friendly and attentive with out being annoying. He seemed to just magically appear when we needed him. Our food came out really fast and overall it was a great experience. Will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Really..
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 5/27/2014
    ... Have reservations, walk in and introduce our party to the seating hostess, we receive a glare, she grabs menu's and starts walking, we assume we are to follow and after sitting at a table where she left the menus we all looked at each other in shock!!, no hello, no follow me please, no enjoy your meal, nothing but a glare... The waitress and food were fine but to over come her attitude was a big hurdle.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ok food right in downtown
    MToffelVIP
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Went to this place based on some good reviews I found online. I was excited to try a drink, a classic sangria, since this was supposed to be one of the better Mexican restaurants in the area. It was not good at all. Probably one of the worst I've ever had. Ordered the pineapple salsa, which was just alright. Meals were good: I got the mushroom tacos and my husband got the shrimp fajitas. It was a decent experience, but given the many great restaurants in downtown I don't know that I would go back.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Salsa and Margaritas!
    RedwineVIP
    Dined on 5/13/2014
    This was a wonderful spot downtown. Their house slasa verde was wonderful and the spicy margarita was a perfect match. Service was awesome and friendly.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cinco De Mayo
    DallasCriticVIP
    Dined on 5/5/2014
    We went for Cinco De Mayo. The food was great, service was horrible. Our reservation was at 7 and the restaurant did not sit us until after 7:30. We even got to the restaurant early, but I understand since it was Cinco de Mayo. I would give the restaurant another shot, but was not over impressed.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Can't wait to try again
    gisa
    Dined on 4/30/2014
    I met up with two friends here recently. Our server was wonderful. She allowed us to sit and chat as long as we needed. So many places try to rush you out. The food was wonderful. So fresh. I can't wait to take my husband and try again.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 2nd Time's Charm!
    TXviaNY
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    This was my 2nd visit to the Wild Salsa and after the first visit, I had absolutely NO intention on returning due to the service that was given. I thought about it and I really wanted to like this place because I live across the street and would love to have a place to frequent. I decided to take my father there for dinner on his birthday. To my surprise, the good, drinks AND service were fantastic. I will definitely become a repeat customer!
    Special Features:
    Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Stumbled upon a hidden treasure
    DowntownGirl
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    Looking for a restaurant near the Winspear, the name did it for me...Wild Salsa...it definitely lived up to its name! Hip vibe, great corner location for indoor/outdoor joy (you can even watch the chefs from an outside window loving what they do!), the entire work-staff obviously love their job/enjoy the food, food as delish as server described. Made for a fabulous night in the city, right in the heart of it all!
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tequila Flight set this place apart
    nellieb01
    Dined on 4/17/2014
    Try the tequila flights. They set Wild Salsa apart from the rest. We were a group of four and shared two tequila flights. It was a fun experience for a group setting. We're close co-workers therefore it was also an interesting way to get to know each other and have the conversational topic of the tequila flights to help during lulls in conversation.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Late-Night Find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Food
    tlalex
    Dined on 4/17/2014
    Simply put if you go for nothing else, go for the food. There is alot more to enjoy - unique location, lots of options for margaritas, tequila tastings but the food, did I mention the food! It's all fantastic so enjoy!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good place
    Lucky9306
    Dined on 4/15/2014
    Nice decorated restaurant, with very good Spanish music. The salsa chips were tasty. Waiters need to improve. Overall good place to eat dinner at.
    Special Features:
    Romantic, Scenic View
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.