The food is amazing. The atmosphere, even more so! If you are in the mood for an eclectic mix of Latin American dishes, then Cafe Salsa is the place for you. The mojitos are great, and the plantain chips that they give you before the meal are even better. Ranging form Puerto Rican to Cuban cuisines, Cafe Salsa should be given a try if purely for the music and dancing going on upstairs on weekends.
disappointed – I have been to Cafe Salsa a number of times over the last couple years. Th atmosphere is nice and I have always had good service but the food is always so so.
The last time we went the waitress highly recommded a specific margarita. It was horrible. Very sour and weak- there was a bitter aftertaste too. Our quacamole came next and that was flavorless. It was thin and watery and tasted like it was cut with mayo or sour cream. Their salsa is usually good, but the entrees are hit or miss. Sometimes I've had things smothered in icky cheese or dried out meat. The first time I had the rice it tasted like a powdery mix out of a box. I hope they can turn things around becasue we need a good place out here and the patio is great in the summer.
Salsa is HOT! – The food at Cafe Salsa is the best in Chicago. I love the staff and the service they provide. When ordering the carne asada ask for the garlic mashed potatos. I have to go now, I'm making myself hungry.