Living + Loving Downtown McKinney Texas

Bien Salsa is Open

Actually, it’s been open for a little while now.  This isn’t Tex-Mex but real southwest.

Find them on Facebook here.

Their official website is still under construction but it is located at www.biensalsa.com.

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There is not a whole heck of a lot showing up on Urban Spoon yet, but it hasn’t been open for too long.

It’s doing quite well on Yelp though, earning 4 out of 5 stars with just 6 reviews in.

I know that far more than six or seven people have eaten there, but they apparently, like me, have not written a review yet.  I have been a little hesitant because we actually had a bad experience with our waitress when we went.  It wasn’t the restaurant’s fault and I’m calmer now so I think that I can give a balanced review without quibbling over something someone else would likely not encounter.

First off, if you admit that it is your first time to visit Bien Salsa, you will have the entire menu read to you.  This is both good and bad because it is not a short menu.  It is, however, is a Latin language (possibly Spanish, possibly Portuguese) that years of study at El Fenix will not help you to understand. The words “taco”, “enchilada”, and “burrito” did not make an appearance on this menu.  For instance, I had a pork taco that was called something that my previous exposure to Spanish would have led me to believe meant “attorney”.

However, like certain other types of cuisines, if the food is good, we tend to stop worrying about what is actually in it.  Such is the case here.  After all, there are plenty of attorneys to go around.

In all seriousness, the food really is very good.  It is possibly a little pricey, but again, that is going by Tex Mex standards that simply don’t apply here. The decor is very nice, chic but casual.  This is a good spot for friends, for a date (excellent for a date), or for business outings.

Three things to keep in mind:

1) They do not bring out all-you-can-eat chips and salsa. Apparently, that’s Tex Mex.

2) If you order the chips and queso, it is not going to be a basket of fried tortilla chips and a dish of dipping cheese. Again, Tex Mex.  What you will get is a plate of warm soft tortillas and a hot skillet with heated cheese that you cut up and put in the tortillas.

3) The pork tacos probably are not made out of attorneys.

My dinner mates had something made with potatoes that I would really recommend.  (Isn’t that helpful?) Actually, it really is because, when you get there and they read the menu to you, you’ll do a double take when they say “potato”.  I liked the pork tacos and would order them again but, I think, next time I’m going for the potato dish.

Until next time,

Happy Shopping!

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3 Responses to “Bien Salsa is Open”

  1. Cindy Pratt

    Thought the presentation was excellent, service mediocre, and food “interesting”. Did not like being told when seated, “if you want chips and salsa, you’re in the wrong place”. Hmmmm…..

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  2. Vesta

    Beth, you are a riot. Jan says you probably had tacos “ahogado” (meaning drowned), which is, as you say, very close to “abogado”. He also says that even if they are made of abogados, if they’re delicious, go for it. Sounds like Spanish, not Portuguese.

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