If we at bpb had one culinary wish, it would be a decent Mexican restaurant close to our Cuffe Parade office (no, Starboard at the Taj with your Rs 1,600 guacamole, you don’t count). Imagine our excitement then, at the opening of Salsa Wraps, a tiny new Tex Mex eatery in quaint Wodehouse Road. Tooth fairies!
Housed in a narrow, 200 square foot space, Salsa Wraps consists of a live food counter manned by a friendly attendant and two high chairs. There’s talk of a couple of eat-in tables being added soon, but for now this is a predominantly take-out place with limited delivery to areas that are at a walking distance; they plan to expand their reach once they procure a set of wheels next month.
The menu too is pretty basic, limited to burritos, (a Jain one too!), quesadillas, nachos and tacos. These can be customised to your taste, with fillings including Mexican rice, refried beans, pulled and grilled chicken, fajita shrimp, sour cream and cheese sauce.
For lunch we order a grilled chicken burrito, vegetarian tacos and nachos dripping with yellow cheese. The attendant stuffs our burrito with rice, refried beans, grilled chicken, guacamole, shredded cheese and salsa, all of which are fresh and non-oily, making for a satisfying meal.
Vegetarian tacos and nachos are given to us unassembled to prevent from sogginess, with fillers packed into neat little plastic containers, which we put together for a mid-afternoon snack, crunchy tacos encasing silky beans, tangy salsa, lettuce and guacamole.
Our only gripe is the guacamole, which instead of being fresh and chunky, seems to be squeezed out of a tube. So if the craving hits, we may have to go back to Starboard after all. But if all you’re looking for is a quick, cheap and decent lunch from south of the border, Salsa Wraps is a pretty good option.
Getting there: 71 Sea View Terrace, next to Charagh Din, Wodehouse Road, Colaba, call 9223184850, Rs 120 for a grilled chicken burrito.
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