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Salsa Puerto Rican and Latin Cuisine

223 reviews
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$30 and under
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Puerto Rican
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  • Authentic
  • Casual
  • Creative Cuisine
Puerto Rico is the smallest island of the Greater Antilles. Our culture is unique because of every aspect of our history. The melting pot of cultures (Spanish, African, Native Caribbean Indians and North America) creates a unique Puerto Rican heritage resulting in delicious Latin cuisine.
Salsa is proud to be the first authentic Puerto Rican restaurant in Nashville. We believe you will love our farm to table inspired menu with fresh local ingredients and the touch of deeply rooted Latin flavor. Our chef brings his knowledge from the culinary capital of the Caribbean and delivers it right to your table.

You will love our cozy, modern, great atmosphere, knowledgeable staff, and an extensive list of wine, spirits and beer.

We can’t wait to share our Latin flavor cuisine with you. See you soon.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Puerto Rican, Latin American
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Hours of operation
Daily Hours: Monday – Thursday; 11:00 am-9:00pm, Friday – Saturday: 11:00am-11:00pm,
Sunday: Closed
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Phone number
(615) 401-9316
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, View, Wine
What 223 People Are Saying
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83% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (Tallahassee)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

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.

OpenTable Diner (Nashville)
2.0  Dined 6 days ago

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.

OpenTable Diner (Nashville)
4.0  Dined 6 days ago

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!).

OpenTable Diner (Nashville)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Our 1st. time here. Really enjoyed it. The sangria was awesome!!

5.0  Dined 7 days ago

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!

OpenTable Diner (Nashville)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Valentines Day

Franklinmom (Nashville)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

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.

OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 8, 2018

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.

Linda (Nashville)
2.0  Dined on January 10, 2018

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.

vipOpenTable Diner (Miami)
5.0  Dined on January 6, 2018

I am from Puerto Rico. The food was authentic and delicious!