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Reviewed March 23, 2022

I really loved this place. Excellent atmosphere, friendly staff, and food is YUMMY! Guacamole is made at the table. Nachos are great. To me the best thing(s) on the menu is/are TACOS. delicious stuff! Old Fashioned is made well. this was my first visit, and...definitely NOT the last! THANKS! P. S. Too bad they do not take reservations (wink wink)More

Date of visit: March 2022
Reviewed January 23, 2022 via mobile

Let’s keep it short and simple. We sat at the bar and the Syracuse, NY bartender was excellent and super friendly. The chips and the drunken black bean queso dip was just too good. Deciding what to eat on the menu was the hardest part....Just reading the food descriptions were mouth watering trying to decide what to get. We went with two tacos each. Los Cabos and the cluckin’ mango for me. My wife had the pollo rojo and the coco cabana. Super excellent. Fresh ingredients, home made corn tortilla for my taco and the flavors were outstanding. We will definitely be back.More

Date of visit: January 2022
Reviewed May 16, 2021 via mobile

After hearing how wonderful this place was I put this on my list of places to go. Our visit was less than great. On the inside it is more or less a dive. Doesn’t have the appearance of clean. Our waitress wasn’t very friendly and...didn’t seem to be paying close attention as she missed our questions. The margaritas on $5.00 special must be money makers as they had no more than a splash of tequila. I had two and didn’t feel anything , I barely tasted tequila. It was like one of those cheap pre-made grocery store mixes. The street tacos were tiny. They should sell them in groups of 3 instead of individually. My short rib burrito came out cold and the meat was dry like leather. Not good for a $14 burrito. I normally give places a second try before I make up my mind. In this case I see little reason to return.More

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed April 2, 2021

Enjoyed great (large) plate of nachos and super special margaritas outdoors while the sun set. What could be better? Also, very friendly waiters! Can't wait to go back!

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed November 29, 2020 via mobile

I am slacking on my reviews. My family has gone here 5 times now. Never disappoints. Tacos, dirty nachos are out of this world!! It gets busy so go early.

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed September 12, 2020

After waiting for 40 minutes for a table than 40 minutes to wait to order dinner from table waitress could not handle the few tables she had. Tacos are small street size so don’t order just one. Many orders around us were getting wrong as...for our own. If going to drink and just get a small thing to eat is only way I would recommend. Though for a family meal it is a joke. $120 for 4 of us with no alcohol drink it’s outrageous with two of us leaving still hungry is sad.More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed February 29, 2020 via mobile

This is a fantastic restaurant. The margaritas are delicious and addicting. The food was fresh and perfectly done. The staff are friendly and make sure you’re taken care off. Living out of state is a shame because I wont get to go here all the...time but we are definitely planning a trip to the area. This place is number one on the list to visit.More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed February 24, 2020

I would have gave it five stars if it would have been so long to get a table. Arrived at 4:30 and waited approximately 1:10 minutes for a seat. The food was great for kids and the tacos were amazing. I would come back just...as long as I didn't have to wait that long.More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed December 10, 2019

Great food. Great drinks. Fun atmosphere. We alway enjoy going to the Salty Cowboy. The nachos are a favorite. Bartenders are super friendly and wait staff always quick.

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed December 1, 2019 via mobile

This is my favorite restaurant in town. My go to is the classico nachos and a pomegranate margarita. Their tacos are awesome as well. Honestly the only downside is that it is always crowded and busy. That is the result of the phenomenal food. Note...the nachos I mentioned are huge and should be shared.More

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed November 5, 2019

I love this place it my number one restaurant in Zionsville The guacamole is great 👍🏽 bar is a different story with wonderful service

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed August 22, 2019 via mobile

We arrived on a Thursday evening and had about a 30 minute wait for seating. There is pleasant area out front to wait and we got drinks from the bar inside while waiting. Service was timely and we were not rushed. The chips and queso...were tasty and a generous portion. We tried 4 different types of street tacos both fish and chicken varieties . Sauces were tasty, but chicken chunks tended to be quite spicy and large chunks for tacos . The corn tortillas were thicker than usual and made it seem a bit like a burrito. The sugar shack quesadilla with pulled pork was amazing and by far the best part of the dinner. Overall this place combines lots of neuvo foods and sauces is a nice way, and is a nice addition to the downtown area.More

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed August 3, 2019 via mobile

My husband and I went here on a Friday night. There were things we enjoyed and things that were not so enjoyable. Pros: food came out hot and fast, the guac and queso was great, our waitress was very friendly, the wait wasn't very long...Cons: restaurant seemed dirty, alcoholic beverages were not very tasty and my margarita tasted watered down, too many flies.More

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed July 7, 2019 via mobile

We were pretty early so we didn't have to wait but it was busy. All of the staff was friendly and attentive. Kudos to Melissa Calvin and Matt. Guacamole is the best I have ever had. We shared sugar shack nachos and enjoyed them. Overall...another great experience at the CowboyMore

Date of visit: July 2019
Reviewed May 9, 2019 via mobile

Went to dinner by myself on a business trip. It was pretty busy, but the bar area was 1st come, first serve, so I didn't have to wait to be seated. They had drink specials and the bartender was friendly. I ordered 3 different tacos...and they were all really good. Seemed like a fun atmosphere and I would have liked to hang out more, if I wasn't alone. I will probably go back if I am in town again.More

Date of visit: May 2019
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Hi! Yes, the back entrance is handicap accessible as well as the outdoor patio.
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Salty Cowboy is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4