Salsolito Café, an easygoing Mexican eatery at 602 South St., provides a great escape.
The unassuming restaurant substitutes a fancy interior for small round tables set up in a quaint dining area.
The food here is excellent.
Owner Sal Razavi says he takes pride in offering what he calls “junk-free food.”
In order to provide high-quality food, he offers a small menu.
According to Razavi, creating good food requires precision; if one thing is off, then everything is ruined.
Furthermore, Razavi claims that Salsolito has the best burrito in Philadelphia.
At Salsolito, you can stuff your burrito the way you want to.
Burritos are offered with chicken, steak or beans and cheese.
Resting on a large flour tortilla, the beans are whole rather than refried.
Also included are Spanish rice, cheese, lettuce, salsa and jalapeno peppers.
A burrito this grand is usually only found in California where authentic Mexican food is bountiful.
Salsolito’s tacos are just as brilliant as their stuffed burritos.
With a soft tortilla shell, they are loaded to the max with lettuce, tomatoes, cilantro, salsa, cheese and your choice of ground beef, steak or chicken.
The grilled chicken taco is amazing.
Razavi also provides meatless alternatives for every dish.
The quesadillas would be perfect to warm you up during the cold, harsh winter months.
Try dipping them in Salsolito’s own salsa.
A bottle of hot sauce is considered the best centerpiece on the table.
Just a drizzle on the anything sends your taste buds over the edge.
After a hot meal, why not cool off with Jaritos Lime Soda; a Mexican soft drink worth buying bottle after bottle.
Salsolito Café is simply fabulous, and with prices ranging from $3 to $7, it’s possible to eat here every day without breaking the bank.
Amber Fairweather can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org