Say “Sí” to Salsarita's

Salsarita's Fresh Cantina
38th Avenue North, 3731D Oleander Drive
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

By Patricia B. Mitchell, 2006.


Imagine a Subway sandwich restaurant serving Mexican food, and you will immediately understand the concept of Salsarita's (see their official website) in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina (and another in Charleston). You go through a line, picking out a bread (taco, burrito, quesadilla, or nacho); a meat (grilled chicken, shrimp, steak, ground beaf, shredded beaf, or shredded pork); and toppings, which include rice, black beans, grilled vegetables, guacamole, sour cream, cilantro, and also Subway-like toppings such as lettuce, tomato, onions, peppers, cheese and black olives. You can also choose from four types of salsa (mild to hot).

There are also sides, salads, beverages, and a Margarita Bar. This attractively decorated eatery is a great idea, and great fun. (The only “fly in the ointment” was grubby restrooms.)

When we got there (see map), it took a little while to decide what we wanted (lots of possibilities). We and other “newbies” stood back, studying the over-the-counter menu, but next time we'll probably have more in mind what to order even before we arrive.

Our son Jonathan ordered the beautiful taco salad ($5.59) with shredded pork. Henry and I chose soft tacos with grilled chicken ($1.99) and lots of toppings. Sarah ordered the vegetarian taco ($1.59). Everything was delicious.

Salsarita's is a delightful, relaxing, exciting eatery — relaxing in the “casual dining” sense, and exciting in the sense that the food and concept are not your typical burger meal. I highly recommend this place.




Soft tacos.


Vegetarian taco.


Tortilla chips.


Taco salad.