Saturday, March 8, 2014

WILD SALSA - Colourful

Wild Salsa is one of my favorite restaurants in Dallas. The idea behind “Wild Salsa” was to bring authentic Mexicana and cuisine to downtown Dallas. And this restaurant succeeded in its goal.



So why a skull at the entrance you ask? One might expect food to be poison laced or have some other deadly explanation for the skull, but in truth, the skull makes reference to the Mexican holiday Dia de los Muertos.

Dia de los Muertos—Day of the Dead is a Mexican holiday celebrated, not only throughout Mexico, but also around the world. The holiday is a gathering of family and friends brought together for the purpose of remembering those who have passed before us. The holiday is celebrated on October 31, November 1 and November 2, in connection with All Hallows' Eve a.k.a. Halloween. Traditions include building ofrendas, private altars honoring the deceased, using sugar skulls, marigolds, and the dearly departed's favorite foods and beverages. (I'm sure those beverages include tequila as my favorite drink there is the swirl margarita.)

Dia de los Muertos can be traced back hundreds of years to an Aztec festival dedicated to the goddess Mictecacihuatl.

In Aztec mythology, Micecacihuatl is Queen of Mictlan, the underworld. She rules over the afterlife with another deity, her husband.  Her roll is to watch over the bones of the dead and preside over the ancient festivals of the dead.

So all this talk of the dead isn't very appetizing, but I can assure you the food at Wild Salsa is. If you are looking for TexMex this isn't the place for you, but if your taste runs toward the authentic, take a drive downtown.

Wild Salsa
1800 Main St., Suite 100
Dallas TX 75201

Linking to Saturday Photo Hunt's prompt - Colour

13 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

i'm a tex-mex gal myself. :)

magiceye said...

Lovely take!!

YTSL said...

I was wondering if the Mexican owners were Grateful Dead fans... ;b

Anne said...

That's a fantastic entrance, I'd love to check this place out! (If I lived closer, that is...bit of a drive from Nova Scotia! lol)

Thanks so much for explaining the background, what a fascinating history.

Aiyah Nonya said...

Love the mexican food.
Great take for this weeks them. Drop by mine for some colours.

http://simply888here.blogspot.sg/2014/03/saturday-photo-hunt-colours.html

Brian King said...

Very colorful! Mexican food is among my favorite.

peppylady (Dora) said...

Looks like a fun place.

Coffee is on

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Very colorful!!
As for authentic Mexican food...YUM. Not any of this Tex-Mex. LOL

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Yum! I love Tex-Mex. You can't get it where we are. :-(

Beth @ E. Lizard Breath Speaks said...

looks like a fun place. love all the colors. i bet it is similar inside too. ( :

EG CameraGirl said...

Sounds delicious to me!

aspiritofsimplicity said...

I live a little far away for checking it out but it does sound interesting. I don't like very spicy food and I'm thinking I would like this restaurant better then the tex-mex.

Marcy said...

You got me already hungry!!! love the colours.