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“Great Food”
Review of Salsa Bar & Grill

Salsa Bar & Grill
Ranked #3 of 121 Restaurants in Port Douglas
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $14 - $30
Cuisines: Australian
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Good for: Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Located in the heart of Port Douglas, this 'must-do', award winning restaurant encompasses all that dining in the tropics should be, fun, fresh, dynamic & memorable. Operating for over 20 years, Salsa's reputation derives from its amazing and eclectic menu, extensive wine list, professional and friendly staff as well as a bustling and vibrant atmosphere.Whether dining with a friend, family, group or wedding - you can't go past a good Salsa experience!
Reviewed July 15, 2014

Had dinner here a couple of nights ago, we had a great table and the service was excellent. Had the beef cheeks, yum!! The sharing dessert plate was great also, will return!! Book ahead!!

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Thank MelJ888
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Reviewed July 15, 2014

You could easily walk past a place like Salsa and not look twice, it's nice, but certainly not eye-grabbing. Luckily, however, we looked twice. We had lunch and it was one of my best dining experiences. We sat on the deck over looking the park and the marina with the palm trees and it was an amazing, laid-back atmosphere. The service was great and the food was absolutely awesome. I had a crab linguine dish which was awesome and another person had a tapas special which was just out of this world. The highlight was dessert where I had white chocolate panacotta with passionfruit sorbet which was seriously amazing.
The only negative would be that it's quite pricey so you can only really go there for a special occasion and I recommend you book because we could only go there for lunch because all the nights throughout the next week were booked out.

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Thank Giles C
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Reviewed July 14, 2014 via mobile

Menu was full of really interesting food combos. We had pulled pork poppers for entree, duck and steak for mains and ice cream selection for dessert. All of it was really delicious and beautifully presented. The staff were really friendly, accommodating and helpful. Best meal in Port Douglas

Thank Megan P
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Reviewed July 14, 2014

We were really looking forward to our lunch at Salsa, as we could't get a booking for dinner, and we weren't disappointed with our food. It was interesting, very well presented and tasted great.
At the end of our meal we overheard the waiter telling the dessert menu to the people next to us and, even though we couldn't hear everything, we thought it sounded good. We had finished our food and we were waiting for someone to come to clear our table and talk about dessert. As it was quite late there were a lot of empty tables and we noticed that the staff was clearing the tables and setting them up for dinner but seemed to have forgot about us.
After a while my husband called the waiter and asked if we could order dessert. He looked at us as if we were an inconvenience and asked what we wanted. We told him we did not know what was on offer. In a very arrogant way he gave us a list of desserts, the abridged version of the list we heard at the other table, and he left apparently annoyed by our request.
Perhaps it was the end of a long lunch hour or he just simply did not like us but the waiter was rude and arrogant and it was very unprofessional and unnecessary to treat us like that.
We left feeling quite put out by the all experience and...no dessert!

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2  Thank Bamal
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Reviewed July 13, 2014

We just love Salsa and one of their signature dishes Linguini Pepperincino which is linguini pasta with delicious tableland red claw, garlic, chilli and shaved parmesan - a wonderful combination of flavours that we always have once a year when we visit Far North Queensland for our annual holiday.

The location of Salsa just off the main drag (Macrossin Street) opposite Anzac Park and close to the marina is terrific and the layout of the restaurant is very tropical with exterior louvered windows all opening to create a very open/spacious feel - the service is first rate and it can be difficult to get in without booking in advance (even at lunch time).

You can tell Salsa is a favourite of the up market Port Doug locals as they are often eating there (the staff appear to know the locals well) - unfortunately we cannot comment on any other meals because we always have the Linguini Pepperincino . Prices are not cheap but they are not outrageously expensive - seem to be about right for a place of this class and quality.

We can only highly recommend Salsa and urge you to try the Linguini Pepperincino.

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Thank Creighton S
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