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“One of the many Mexican places in Dempsey” 3 of 5 stars
Review of La Salsa

La Salsa
Block 11, Dempsey Road, #01-17. Singapore 249673, Singapore, Singapore
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Ranked #1,229 of 7,412 Restaurants in Singapore
Cuisines: Latin
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: Great live band during after dinner hours!
Singapore, Singapore
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25 restaurant reviews
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“One of the many Mexican places in Dempsey”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2013

Nice place good food but nothing spectacular . Enough choices but all standard Mexican dishes. We ordered for a salad (16),tacos with chicken (around 20) and a main course for 26. They serve hearty portions and the ambience is nice. They have a band playing in the nights on weekends

  • Visited May 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
Singapore, Singapore
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189 reviews 189 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
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323 helpful votes 323 helpful votes
“Mediocre at best”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013

Decent Mexican grub is admittedly hard to come by but La Salsa fails pretty badly truth be told. Unfortunately like so many other outlets at Dempsey, La Salsa fails with the initial promises of style not backed up by any substance. La Salsa didn't deliver on the style either however.

We found the food badly presented and bland and the service was at best a little grudging. There was also the slightly strange live music performance from a band that was offering little in the way of 'Mexican ambience' playing strange down tempo versions of tracks from 'The Graduate'.

Bathrooms are frequently a grumble for us in this town also and having only one bathroom each for gents and females is terribly insufficient for a restaurant of this size. It is also especially frustrating when you wait over 5 minutes to use the facilities only for a member of staff to emerge.

Overall a pretty mediocre experience and we shan't be going back I'm afraid.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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“Pretty decent ...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013 via mobile

My husband and I visited this restaurant after being recommended by a friend as one of the place serving a good variety of vegetarian options and we were not disappointedl. Lot of options for veg but a little too cheesy for our taste. But nevertheless a decent visit. We ordered 2 dishes including two starters and a main and paid 60 dollars. But of course our order was vegetarian:)
Staff is decent nothing special. Locality is nice with a lot of restaurants on Dempsey hill. Apparently a free bus shuttle drops u to orchard road but we missed it on a Sunday. Worth asking for it though if your traveling that way.

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Great for larger gatherings - food is decent”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

I likes the space and you could host 10 people at some tables. The live music was nice, muted so not annoying, pleasant but can do without. Service was good , very friendly. Portions were good. The nachos with cheese were really yummy. Good appetizers. Could do better on the truffle fries tho,but truffled fries always yummy.

Visited January 2013
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133 helpful votes 133 helpful votes
“Average food. Service staff was competent, could be better.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2013

Mexican food was not too shabby. Limited selection.
Better for drinks and bites. Not necessarily for dinner.
Casual environment in a great location.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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