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You Had Me at Hola

Salsa has moved to Bank Street, bringing with it the same stellar Mexican fare it has served for 20 years



Wendy Carlson

Looking for a spot where tables are far enough apart to allow private conversation, prices are reasonable, margaritas stellar, and the food genuine northern New Mexico? Say hello to Salsa Restaurant.

Owner/chef Billy Thomas, a graduate of the California Culinary Academy, and wife Lucy Nichols moved their restaurant to its current, larger location on Bank Street in June after 20 successful years in a smaller spot on nearby Railroad Street. Thomas’s dishes are a detour from traditional Mexican fare and include lots of Monterey Jack, cheddar, and pepper Monterey Jack as well as red and green chili-based sauces.

Start with nachos or one of the homemade soups, like butternut squash, and move on to quesadillas or sour-cream chicken enchiladas. One diner, an aficionado of New Mexican cuisine, gave a special thumbs-up to the beans. There is a choice of burritos, fajitas, and nachos dishes as well as soft-taco, enchilada, and tostada combination plates. Vegetarian fajita comprises an array of seasonal vegetables—like squash, zucchini, peppers, onions, and yams. Bill’s Flan is a winner for dessert. So is Adobe Pie: coffee-ice-cream, chocolate-cookie-crumb crust, fudge sauce, toasted almonds, coconut, and fresh whipped cream.                                         

Salsa  31 Bank St., New Milford 860-350-0701   M-E

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