Salsa’s Taqueria offers authentic Mexican food dishes

By: Rachel Zirin, Senior Reporter
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Folsom just got what it was missing ­— Salsa’s Taqueria. This delicious and authentic Mexican restaurant recently opened in early October and has been thriving since.
Owners Alex and Elisa Salais started the business after Elisa worked many years as a restaurant manager.
“When the opportunity came, I thought it was the best thing for her,” Alex said. “This is her career. She had all the experience, and she loves doing it.”
Alex is a 13-year police officer in Stockton, but when he finishes his shift, his new boss is his wife.
When the family was deciding on what to name the restaurant, Alex’s brother offered Salsa’s as the idea, as they have a wide variety of different salsas.
With those salsas, you need food to put it in, and they have more than anyone could ask for. The menu ranges all over the board from tacos and burritos to entrée plates with seafood.
“Pretty much, if you thought about it, we have it,” Alex said. “We offer vegetarian options with tacos and burritos, as well as a vegan-style burrito.”
The vegan burrito is named Silky, after a family friend who has been extremely supportive of the business, who also happens to be vegan.
When you walk in Salsa’s, ordering may seen overwhelming with an extensive menu, but employees at the counter are there to help with any questions you may have. You order at the counter, take a number, and find a seat. Complimentary chips and salsa are available, as well as fountain drinks for purchase.
Alex said his favorite part of the business experience has been all of the welcoming customers.
They have been very nice and very polite. They’re patient and understand when we’re busy,” he said. “We had a family here in Folsom that bought my wife some flowers welcoming her to the neighborhood, so that was a very nice gesture.”
Alex said the response so far from customers has been extremely positive with compliments and five-star reviews on Yelp.
“They really love it. I have been told that they can tell the difference from Mexican food around here in Folsom and ours,” Alex said. “One thing that is unique is that we make everything fresh here. We make things here daily and when you taste the food, you can really tell.”
Alex mentioned at Salsa’s they marinate all their meats in house and make their own chorizo.
The new family-owned restaurant has happy hour from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. every day with $1.50 tacos, 15 percent off nachos, $3 draft and bottled beers and more.
Employees of Intel, Sutter Health and Dignity Health will receive a complimentary fountain drink during day-time hours with their badge.
Breakfast is served all day long, which is something you don’t come by often in the area.

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Where: 1760 Prairie City Rd Ste. 130

Hours: 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday through Thursday; 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday

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