Salsa's Taco Bar Opens

New Mexican restaurant opens in old KFC space.

After a couple of months of construction and remodeling, Salsa’s Taco Bar opened on Tuesday in the former Kentucky Fried Chicken building on Mt. Hermon Road.

This is the second location of Salsa’s, the first is in Santa Cruz on Brommer Street, and the restaurant offers a wide array of Mexican fare. Along with its signature 5-pound burrito with numerous choices of fillings, the menu also includes soups such as pozole and menudo, breakfast items, a large vegan menu, tacos, nachos, quesadillas, tortas, specialties like steak fajitas and Shrimp a la Diablo, and daily lunch and dinner special. All items have your choice of meat, including carne asada, carnitas, chile verde,
lengua, pollo asado, pastor, and barbacoa.

And as the name suggests, there is plenty of salsa to go around. The fresh salsa bar has around 10 salsas for you to enjoy with chips and on your meals.

Have you tried out Salsa’s yet? What did you get? And what do you think of this new addition to Scotts Valley dining?

Shannon Burkey (Editor) August 23, 2012 at 06:09 PM
I had the tacos there yesterday and they were really good, so was the salsa. Has anyone else tried it yet?
June Smith August 23, 2012 at 06:42 PM
Do they have crisp taco shells or soft, or both?
Shannon Burkey (Editor) August 23, 2012 at 06:46 PM
They have both. I had soft though. They were really good, piled high with meat.
Mindi B August 23, 2012 at 09:50 PM
A vegan menu! That's great. Can't wait to give the place a try. Sounds like it is so much better than KFC. Are they using the drive up window for to-go orders?
Diane Bianconi McNiel August 24, 2012 at 04:55 PM
I will try it but we really need a good Italian Restaurant in town!!!!
Shirley S. August 25, 2012 at 03:27 PM
We hated to see Kentucky Fried Chicken leave. We LOVE their chicken. Will there ever be another in Scotts Valley?
DaxtheGinger August 27, 2012 at 04:17 PM
I highly doubt it and now that Wendys is closed its showing what people in Scotts Valley are really eating, fresh food from local people.
DaxtheGinger August 27, 2012 at 04:19 PM
Yes they are using the drive thru.
Art August 29, 2012 at 08:14 PM
I had a chicken burrito. It was GREAT! I'll be back. Great taste and plenty big. I was full for two days.....
June Smith September 12, 2012 at 02:41 AM
I came to SV today to take a cha cha lesson at Palomar Ballroom by the Mint. Afterwards, I remembered this article so stopped in to try the food. The counter person was friendly and helpful and offered me samples while I was making my decision. They made my chicken quesadillas with corn tortillas instead of flour, since I am sensitve to gluten. I give the food a High Five!
BDewey November 29, 2012 at 02:52 AM
I really like it. The vegan taquitos are one of my favorites, and I also like both the regular vegan and crispy vegan tacos. The beans are vegan and so is the rice. The portions are very large.
Autumn February 17, 2013 at 04:52 PM
This place is incredible. There is nothing bad to say. Super delicious food and a full bar. Best salsa bar ever. Quiet mellow atmosphere. Super nice workers. This place has it goin on!


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