The Bottom Line
Two of us stopped in at Salty Señorita's in Scottsdale for lunch on a weekday, and had no trouble being seated. We each had an appetizer, an entree, and a dessert. Excluding beverages, tax and tip, the total came to about $26 per person. Not bad, for all that food! Entrees at Salty Señorita range from about $10 to over $30. The vast majority of selections are below $15.
- Cute decor and environment, suitable for out-of-town guests
- Love tequila? You might never leave here
- Food is not very spicy
- Inviting patio with misters
- Food is not very spicy (yes, I know I have it listed as a pro, too!)
- Not recommended for a quick lunch break from the office
- Noisy is a con, unless you like the noise
- Salty Señorita has two locations in Scottsdale and one in Mesa.
- The patio at Salty Señorita is a popular place for happy hour, which you'll find every day of the week.
- More than 100 tequilas are offered at Salty Señorita; the drink menu is much larger than the food menu!
- There are tequila flights, tequila classes, tequila specials...I think you get the picture.
- What is 51 Blue? It's Salty Señorita's book of 51 secret recipe signature margaritas.
- Cinko de Drinko at Salty Señorita means that on the 5th of each month there are food and drink specials all day long.
- Sunday brunch (not a buffet) at Salty Señorita is from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
- Salty Señorita offers a shuttle to and from Scottsdale Stadium during Spring Training season.
Guide Review - Salty Señorita
Salty Señorita is just plain cute. I liked the interior, and, believe it or not, I liked the chairs without cushions! There are booths, for those of you that like a softer seating experience.
The salsa was good and fresh. Not hot. I asked for the hot stuff, and got the green version, still not hot. I found all the food very mild.
You know that I love appetizers. Both the starters we ordered at Salty Señorita get a thumbs up. The Margarita & Peanut Crusted Shrimp ($9) came with 4 decent sized shrimp, nicely battered, in a mild poblano chile sauce. The Tableside Guacamole ($9) was undoubtedly fresh. How can I be so sure? Because your server will make it for you at your table from scratch, starting with an avocado. I asked for medium heat. It seemed very mild to me, but my companion did get one hot bite. Just give me that guacamole and a big ol' spoon, please....
The steak and potatoes guy I was with honed in on the "Gordo" Carne Ranchero ($18), sirloin steak with a potato mound (not "cake" as it says in the menu) in a garlic cream sauce. I could not discern the stuffings in the meat that were indicated in the menu, nor did I detect chili or cheese in the potatoes. He enjoyed it! I opted for simpler fare, the Sizzling Rustic Street Tacos ($10) with fish, pork, and steak in my tacos. There was very little meat. The pork was the best of the three. Rice but no beans? I hadn't asked, my bad.
The desserts ($5) are plenty for two people. The Chocolate Tamale was...interesting. I kept taking bites to decide if I liked it or not. Dense (but not rich) and not very sweet--a good thing to me. I preferred the warm Apple Sopapilla with ice cream.
Salty Señorita was a pleasant experience, but a mixed bag of results for me. I will try again sometime and see if I can make better selections.
All prices and offerings are subject to change without notice.