Somewhere above Taco Bell on the ladder of Tex-Mex fast food lies Salsarita’s Fresh Cantina. This particular outpost is a few blocks away from Camden Yards, so if you’re not interested in anything from the stadium, but don’t want to get something at the Inner Harbor, Salsarita’s is not a terrible choice.
They have tons of fresh made chips. They have some sort of oven that keeps them crisp. Though a little light on the salt, they have good snap and crunch. The Guacamole isn’t bad. It’s nothing special, but it was better than I expected from a fast food restaurant.
MG got the Steak Taco Salad. The bowl is big and crisp. The steak is nothing to write home about. It’s not particularly tender, but not particularly tough. For fast food, you could do far worse. The cool part about Salsarita’s is the assembly line that each dish goes down. You can choose what toppings and condiments you would like on each dish. There is corn, jalapenos, beans, rice, lettuce, tomatoes, and a bunch of other items.
I got the Chicken Burrito. It did not feature a finely grilled chicken, but some sort of chicken fricassee. By itself, the chicken would be a complete loss. However, with the addition of the beans, salsa, and other toppings, it made for a passable meal. It was certainly big enough, looking like a toddler’s forearm by the time assembly was complete.
If this seems like a very lukewarm, wishy-washy review, it’s because that is what Salsarita’s inspired. When it comes to fast food, you could do far worse, but there is certainly better. I would definitely rank it above McDonald’s or Taco Bell. Don’t rush out of your way for Salsarita’s, but you don’t necessarily need to cross to the other side of the street to avoid them either.
Salsarita’s Fresh Cantina
324 W Baltimore Street
Baltimore, MD 21201