Salt and Lime Modern Mexican Grill on Shea Boulevard takes the classic formula of Mexican food and margaritas and brings it up a level.
Whenever you’re at Salt and Lime, it always feels like you’re on vacation. There’s a relaxing vibe there that screams, “no worries.” Maybe it’s the housemade specialty margaritas that taste just a little more fresh. Maybe it’s the patio and indoor/outdoor bar that you usually only find at resorts. It could be the food menu that bridges upscale modern Mexican dishes with more traditional favorites. Maybe it’s all of these things and the fact that Happy Hour at Salt & Lime runs later than at most places, until 7:00 p.m.
If you’re going with friends, just agree on a specialty margarita and get a pitcher. The Perfect Patron lives up to the name and the Skinny B with cucumber and basil is extra refreshing. They also have sangria, wines and a beer list available.
The appetizers are like a “Greatest Hits” of Mexican comfort food. While the quesadilla or the nachos are easy, safe choices, the totopos are a great way to start your meal. The corn tortillas are fresh and crisp and they’re topped with endless goodies. You get to choose two proteins for it as well. Personal recommendation: barbacoa and al pastor. Salt & Lime also has a variety of salsas, salads and enchilada and tortilla soups. If you’re trying to save the majority of your calories for the margaritas, check these out.
The entrees at Salt and Lime induce “wow”s when they arrive at the table. The fajitas are sizzling, the burritos are stuffed to their breaking point and… you get the idea. These are some highlights from the entree menu but if you skipped the barbacoa during the appetizer portion, you may want to try the short rib barbacoa. There’s also a wide range of taco styles. You can get a flour or corn tortilla, or if you’d prefer, a lettuce cup.
You’re probably full at this point. You should be full at this point. However, Salt & Lime has really good desserts and you should just deal with the ramifications later. After all, you’re on vacation, remember?
Salt and Lime is open seven days a week at 11:00 a.m. They close at 10:00 p.m. Monday – Thursday, 11:00 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 9:00 p.m. Sunday.
For more information and to view the full menu, visit saltandlimeaz.com.