There was a fantastic band there and the food was so good. I had the Trip through Puerto Rico and it was authentic and flavorful. You won't regret eating there.
My wife is from Puerto Rico and I am from Cuba, so thought we’d give it a try. The place was very clean and the service was fantastic!! My food was great (mofongo w/churrasco). However my wife and mom both had the fried pork chunks. They were slightly overdone and very, very salty. I would go back.
It was okay at best. I love plantains, so that was a treat. But the overall experience left a lot to be desired. We had reservations through open table, but ended up having to sit at the bar. The food was not very authentic, took a long time, and was dry.
Food was great and the service was great. everybody in the group enjoy the food and the atmosphere. It would be much better to have a live band, it would be more attractive to people.
Went for an early birthday gift for my husband. Drove in to Tennessee from Kentucky for dinner and a show in Nashville. Had made a reservation but was not busy. Great spanish music, not too loud. Waiter was good and knowledgeable. Food was good although I wasn’t impressed by the pernil I ordered. It seemed reheated after being left there for a while. The coconut flan and tres leche cake were amazing though. We returned the next day for lunch and had a fresh pastelon with salad which was amazing.
Iver all good experience. Will definitely return.
Big fans of Latin food and Salsa came recommended to us. The food didn’t disappoint. The pastelon was truly remarkable and the meat in the empanadillas were perfectly seasoned. Every aspect of the meal itself was spot on except slightly over seasoned fried pork, which still was very tasty. The drinks were also very good. We tried both the chalala and the passion fruit sangria was delicious. The only other slight issue was the wait times for food, but the staff were incredibly courteous and friendly, they simply seemed somewhat overwhelmed. We think we’ve found our new favorite Latin restaurant and can’t wait to visit again.
Oof the food was delicious but the service was awful: We specifically requested a wheelchair-friendly table in our reservation, but they didn't accommodate that beforehand. They brought out metal outdoors chairs and tables for us to replace the high table/chairs, which were of course less comfortable and significantly smaller than the normal furniture. It took 50 minutes to get our appetizers and another hour to get our entrees. Many other tables came, ate a similar/same number of courses, and left in half the time we took. Our water glasses were consistently empty (amusing side note: one person asked for a refill of her empty glass and the server came back and topped off the one almost full glass at the table and none of the others). I'm not sure if they were short-staffed or what but it wasn't a great experience.
That said, the food was good - especially the pernil and the salmon. The calamari wasn't that exciting, but the desserts were fantastic - I'd definitely recommend the tasting platter. The mojitos and pina coladas were good. Also, they haven't sold mahi mahi for quite some time, so don't expect that even though it's on the menu.
Really enjoyed this place . Party of 5, and everyone said their meal was delicious! Nice and interesting choices on the menu. We all plan to go back and try different dishes. I did not give an overall rating of 5 due to them only having a small beer selection, and the wait to receive our food was quite long. Although the place is small, it was a Saturday evening and there was only one waiter. The food was definitely worth the wait, however, we were on a time frame to get to a show at City Winery (which is right around the corner by the way!).
Our 1st. time here. Really enjoyed it. The sangria was awesome!!
So great to have variety in Nashville! Tasty, well presented, freshly made authentic Puerto Rican food. The drinks were special from tropical mojito to coquito also known as Mother’s milk. To top it all off, the live music was so enjoyable it made us get up and dance Salsa!
The food was really good. I had the mofongo ropa vieja and an order of sweet plantains. It was a lot of food so my husband helped me finish it. We were in the area for an event at the Music City Center and chose the restaurant because of the location. We enjoyed it and will go back to eat there.
We shared the “tour of Puerto Rico” and it was a delicious way to sample some of the specialties. Also enjoyed trying the rum flights. Will definitely be back.
Food was just meh! Place smelled like sewage or sulphur. Asked the host about the smell and he pretended he didnt smell anythin
Really!!! Even the lady at the table next to us said she smelled it. Not appealing at all. Ambiance not as website presented.
I am from Puerto Rico. The food was authentic and delicious!
Overall outstanding service and food. The restaurant was ideal for our meeting. Our server was fantastic. I recommend the vegetarian lasagna.
We had to move our reservation a couple times before we arrived. They were very accommodating. The menu is a great mix of Caribbean food. They are every attentive and the food was good.
They should improve the service. We choose this place for our
Good food and very interesting menu. Tuna is a real winner here. Rice is well prepared and was a natural for the steamed vegetables.
Puerto Rican appetizer sampler was very enjoyable.
This place is a mess I live with a Puerto Rican and have Puerto Rican food all the time. Thought we would try this place while visiting Nashville. Only 2 servers working and a full restaurant. The appetizers were fried to long or the oil was old and the entry was disastrous. The pork was supper fatty and tough, the beef was chewy and also undercooked. The white rice was so salty I could not eat and the beans....8 beans in a bunch of water. Others complained about cold food iurs was hot. I hope they can turn this place around or else they will go out of business.
I was so excited to go to this restaurant as it was recommended by our hotel, and we were in town for a World Language Conference and thought it would be the perfect place for us to dine.
We had a reservation which they were very kind to change over the phone to accommodate another guest, but we had to wait at least 30 minutes before being seated. I'm not sure if they were short staffed, but it seemed that there weren't enough servers for the evening since the bartender also had to take orders and wait on the tables. We were so very excited to be able to have the delicious ropa vieja that we had been thinking of the whole day, but were disappointed to find out that they were out of it...strange for 7:30 in the evening on a Friday night at a Puerto Rican restaurant. Some of the appetizers were quite good (the papas rellenos and the black bean hummus), the pernil was tasty, and the waitstaff were friendly, but the salmon was very dry and overdone, and two of our dishes were served cold. Overall, most of us were disapointed. We called over the manager who listened to us kindly and attentively. Hopefully some of our feedback will help so that the restaurant can succeed, as it would be a great place to go if things went smoothly. Maybe we just caught them on a bad night.
Last m reservation to this place turned out well. We actually considered not going in when we turned up as it was dead inside. But we had great service and reccomendations of what to order. Everything was delicious, portions were generous, actually we didnt really need the two starters we ordered as the were large.
There was zero atmosphere especially for a Saturday night - but apparently there is music and dancing on other night. Perhaps thats why there were tables stacked on top of each other at the back - which didnt add to the ambience either.
All in all - would for sure reccomend to others for a causal night - we would for sure go back for lunch - just not a date night place in my opinion - but the food we REALLY GOOD.
Everything was amazing, food, service and sangria was amazing. Authentic Puerican food at its best.
Enjoyed out experience at Salsa. The food was great! They had live music and a fun atmosphere. I would highly recommend.
The restaurant was dirty, service was slow, food was horrific...literally the worst latin food we've ever had. And then it was overpriced to boot. We left hungry and $70 poorer.
Quick summary: great food, absolutely horrible service.
We dined at Salsa with a party of 12 at 7:30 on a Saturday evening. At 7:20 they called to ask if we were still coming, which I thought was odd. We arrived and were seated promptly. Ordered drinks and they weren't really quick but with a large group, I know it can be tricky so not a big deal. We had to ask if our waiter could take our order. We waited 65 minutes for three appetizers. Two people actually ordered an app as well but after 45ish minutes the waiter came to tell one person that they were out of their chosen app. Didn't tell the other person though. Our food finally came out and half the dishes were missing the sauce they were supposed to come with. We had to flag our waiter down because he didn't come back to check up. Then it took another ten minutes for them to bring that sauce. The food was absolutely amazing!! Ropa vieja was seasoned perfectly. So we also happened to be dining on an evening they had live music. The band was great, very talented. So loud though that I left with a headache. The music was part of a fundraiser for hurricane relief in Puerto Rico so that was neat. At one point they were reading letters (I think?) and the staff asked us to stop talking while they did that. It was extremely odd. We basically felt very unwelcome the entire time like we had crashed a private party. If you don't want a large table, fine, but don't take the reservation and then provide subpar service. Overall we were there over three hours and 90+ minutes of that was waiting for our food and trying to get a waiters attention so we could get drinks. Also they included automatic gratuity on our bills which I was very unhappy about because that policy wasn't listed anywhere. As good as the food was, I would not go there again or recommend it to anyone.
Great place to go eat with groups. Very open lay out and top knotch food.
This was my second visit. My first was on a date-night. I went with my two teenage daughters for a 17th birthday dinner. It felt special and delicious. The service is slow paced, but very friendly and helpful. Be ready to linger & enjoy.
Great location to eat out before concert at mercy lounge or cannery row. Great view from the outdoor deck or from inside tables close to deck. Authentic Puerto Rican food with good prices
It was a good lunch, but nothing that special to recommend to others...
Excellent authentic Puerto Rican food. Service and food were great. A true gem in The Gulch.
This was my 3rd visit to Salsa, and it is a great experience every time I go. I had a confirmed reservation through Open Table, but when I arrived at the restaurant, they didn't see my reservation in their computer. I was worried because I was hosting a bridal shower dinner for a party of 12, but Leo was working and they put together all the tables we needed for the patio. We had the entire patio to ourselves, the weather was perfect, food was excellent as usual, and we had a great time. If you have never tried the Mofongo de Yuca (deep fried potato-like dish), you HAVE to try it! Ask for the pink Yum Yum-type sauce that goes with it! I look forward to dining here again.
Outstanding entrees and appetizers. Best beans and rice I have ever had. Will be going back for more.
The food was very good. Not a place to go if you're in a big hurry as I think they prepare things pretty fresh as things are ordered. Tuesday night is Salsa dance night at 8, so know beforehand in case you don't want times to have to talk over the dance music. It was also loud (warehouse style building) when a huge storm came through. Ambiance isn't too much of a thing there as it's more like open space inside with tables around the room and a bar area, but looks like they have a nice outdoor patio if the weather is good.
Fantastic food! The menu options were varied, and everything we tried was delicious.
The pastelon was fabulous! The other meat dishes (on the combo) we tasty, but I found the texture a little mushier than my family makes them. Would have loved to have small plates for tasting more.
Not great but ok for a casual dinner.
This is a nice restaurant. Nashville lacks Latin food and this is a great place to remedy that. It is close to the convention center and downtown and the outside seating has a nice view of the downtown skyline. We really enjoyed this and our server was fantastic. Not earth-shattering, but very, very good.
Went here to relive our trip to Puerto Rico and they didn't disappoint. Food and Service were both great
We found our waiter friendly and accommodating. And, the food was amazing!