New Mexican restaurant opens in Westport

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WESTPORT – Residents and visitors now have another option for Mexican food.

Salsa Fresca Mexican Grill opened its latest location Monday at 275 Post Road East in Westport, with a grand grand opening and ribbon cutting scheduled for Saturday at 11 a.m.

“This is an exciting time for the entire Salsa Fresca team,” said Eric Friedman, COO at Salsa Fresca. “I’m especially looking forward to spending the day with customers at this new location, Salsa Fresca’s first new opening since joining the team earlier this year, and I look forward to making this location a flourishing of this community.”


The Westport location is the 12th location for the restaurant chain, which has locations throughout Connecticut and New York, and is part of a larger expansion in the northeast. Two new locations will open in the next 90 days, one in Fairfield and the other in Brewster, NY

“We expect a total of seven additional new leases next year,” Friedman said. “With exciting expansion into 10 or more communities per year starting in 2023 across the North East.”

Westport’s grand opening festivities will include a ribbon cutting, where first manager Jim Marpe and other chosen ones will tour the site and taste the menu offerings.

To celebrate the new location, the company is also offering special giveaways of free food and Salsa Fresca equipment, as well as double reward points for all Salsa Rewards members as part of Saturday’s event. A raffle will also take place for a free restoration for 10.

“Westport is lucky companies like Salsa Fresca find a home here,” Marpe said. “We are delighted to have them part of our community and wish them much success.”

Salsa Fresca’s popular open kitchen concept will be a feature of the new location in Westport, the company said, where customers can see their meals being prepared.

“As we continue to grow, we plan to maintain our successful personal culture in the Westport restaurant and all other locations,” Friedman said. “It is our culture, our commitment to sustainable practices and the engagement of our employees that has been a key factor in our growth and success.”

The restaurant said it offers an extensive menu of “always fresh, never frozen” items, including build-your-own and signature options.

Salsa Fresca Mexican Grill also offers gluten-free, dairy-free, vegetarian and nut-free options, including a return of the bowl of chili menu item at all locations.

“We are also very excited to launch a brand new menu item – our Queso Bowl, which is a savory combination of queso, ground beef, guacamole, jalapeños and fries,” Friedman said.

Salsa Fresca takes an eco-friendly approach to every restaurant, with policies that include recycling cooking oil into biodiesel, using humanely raised beef and all-natural chicken, and aiming to be an all-restaurant zero waste, the company said in a press release.

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