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Cafe Salsera, Dallas, TX

Cafe Salsera

3.1
3.1
12 Reviews
$30 and under
Latin American
Inspired by the tastes of different Latin cuisines across the Americas, our mission is to bring the best flavors right here onto your plate. Our Latin American menu stems from what America has represented for many, a melting pot, infusing new flavors with many traditional favorites. To compliment our dishes, we offer unique and refreshing craft cocktails and specialty coffee from Cuban Espresso based drinks to our signature Coco Loco!

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Latin American, Cocktail Bar, Café
  • Hours of operation
    Mon 6:00 pm–10:00 pm Thu–Sun 6:00 pm–2:00 am
  • Phone number
    (469) 518-1505
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Neighborhood
    Downtown
  • Cross street
    Intersection of N Good Latimer Expy and Elm St.
  • Parking details
    None
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wine

What 12 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

3.1
3.1 based on all time ratings
  • 3.2Food
  • 3.3Service
  • 3.1Ambience
  • 3.1Value

NoiseModerate

12 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 13, 2019

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Awful. Avoid.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2019

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    New Years Eve is an odd time where Restaurants are operating out of the norm. So I can forgive the dropped balls here. We had an 8pm reservation. Since the place was practically empty when we arrived, I didn’t tell the host we had reservations until he was walking me to a table. When I told him, he stopped leading us to a table and asked us to wait. He talked to another hostess who kept shaking her head “no”. Then she came over and said that they were completely sold out and started explaining the manager should have shut down the reservation system. She kept hem hawing like she was going to ask us to leave and then finally said, if you can finish by 9 we can seat you. Why were they ready to seat us without a reservation and then had issues when they learned we had a reservation? Weird. We ordered an appetizer and two mains. Mains were brought out quickly. But they completely missed the appetizer. Food and drinks were good. Just poor organization got out nye celebration off to an annoying start. :-/

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 9, 2018

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    I’ve been to the restaurant before and really enjoyed myself, but this visit was completely different. Our waitress was very slow in taking our order and bringing our food. Surprised on how long everything took especially since we were there very early and way before the crowds showed up. One of the dishes had to be sent back twice because it came out wrong. It felt like we were a bother to her so decided it was best just to leave the restaurant and go somewhere else.

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  4. JoseM

    San Francisco

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2018

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    I was told that I never had made reservations after being in line for over an hour my party and I decided to just leave and go somewhere else. My birthday was ruined

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  5. PeterP

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2018

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Awful food! Nice people, but the main interest was the meal, which was worse than bad

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  6. TracyP

    San Francisco

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 9, 2018

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    We selected this restaurant for 'something new' and were horribly disappointed. They didn't have our reservation and had never heard of Open Table (in fact, they stated they didn't think they took reservations from anywhere except their own phone line). All this despite the fact that there was NO ONE in the restaurant when we arrived. The menu doesn't match what is online. There are very limited choices. They don't offer chips and salsa and, in fact, only offer an option that includes several other 'dips' and runs $10. I don't mind paying for chips and salsa, but to not even offer it is crazy. This is the capital of Tex-Mex! We ordered tacos, which were nothing more than street-style-sized tortillas and meat (fish for one, chicken for the other); no vegetables, no cheese, no guac. Nothing. Don't waste your time. They won't be here long.

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  7. Good2Go

    Dallas

    37 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2017

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Completely awful. We had dinner Sunday night and the place was empty. The server never asked us for drinks, we had to ask her. She was not around, so we had to wait for everything. One menu smelled of dirty dish water, another menu was missing half of the menu, and another menu was completely empty. 4 people shared one menu. The floor was sticky, as if it needed to be mopped and cleaned. The food was not good. The halibut was overcooked. It was dry and chewy. The polenta cake (in the mole dish) was extremely dry and tasteless. This visit, our first one there, was completely awful and not worth the $80 that we spent.

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  8. LDLM

    Dallas

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2017

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Came to dance to salsa/latin music for my birthday. They play great salsa 10-11-ish, but no one was dancing yet. Then it switched to mostly latin pop and other pop/dance music. They included a few more merengues, but it's definitely not a salsa dancing venue that attracts salsa dancers. Was more hopeful they would still have a live salsa band, but they said people prefer DJs. If they could improve the quality of their interior, have shows and great cuban food, it would be more what I'm looking for, but Dallas does not have a great salsa scene. Therefore, it was good enough for what we wanted to do. We had fun! They also changed it so we were up in the VIP section for our 10pm reservation, which was great until they asked us to leave before 12. They were nice about letting us stay since we didn't intend to stay too late, but we would have just kept our tables on the floor if we had known we would be kicked out at a certain time. (we did not eat there)

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2017

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Good food! Water was never filled and it was freezing! In fairness, we didn't ask them to make it warmer. Nice waitress.

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  10. Eddie

    Dallas

    15 reviews

    1.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2017

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Food was ok. Subpar for the prices. The real tragedy was the "VIP" service offered. As we were dancing, they moved our belongings to make more room for another group, cutting off the space for our party that we paid for. Beyond that, the amount of people they allow in is mind-boggling. No one is checking maximum capacity, and the place becomes dangerously crowded while the manager shows no concern for the safety of his patrons.

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Cafe Salsera is rated 3.1 stars by 12 OpenTable diners.

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Google Map for Cafe Salsera

2610 Elm Street, Dallas, TX 75226

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Intersection of N Good Latimer Expy and Elm St.
  • Neighborhood
    Downtown
  • Hours of operation
    Mon 6:00 pm–10:00 pm Thu–Sun 6:00 pm–2:00 am
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Latin American, Cocktail Bar, Café
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    None
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wine
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