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Sal's Mexican Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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2001 W Cleveland Ave Ste F, Next to WalMart, Madera, CA 93637-8718
+1 559-673-7257
10:30 - 21:30
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Sun 09:00 - 09:30
Mon - Thu 10:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 10:30 - 21:30
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Worst sals restaurant I've been too! How people can eat Mexican food with no flavor is beyond me. I'll never come back my wife's carne asada tacos were so Blaw and my Famous fancy burrito was gross and smallest fancy I've ever had! This place sucks. Also my wife said no cilantro and they put cilantro on her food really... More 

Thank towwizard
Management response:

Thank you for your recent review. So we may look into your concern to assure you and other guest will have an enjoyable experience... we need your help. We ask that you contact us through our website. (Salsmexicanrestaurants.com) please give us details on the day and time you visited our location. After we receive your detailed information we will look... More 

Madera, California
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49 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

Having any event that is a go to appetizer platter. We also love their shrimp and avocado cocktail. They have great salsa and chips. It would be great to see an expansion on this place as it is always packed. Kids and families are always welcome here and they have great servers.

Thank Michael R
Management response:

Your review is very much appreciated...Thank you More 

2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

Breakfast, lunch and dinner plates are definitely very tasty. A la carte menus are very good if you don't want to eat that much. Salsa is definitely very good and also the selection of alcohol is good.

Thank cuascuas1118
San Diego, California
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016 via mobile

I thought this place was a great place to eat and I would say that I am a little more critical when it comes Mexican restaurants because I'm Hispanic but overall I would defiantly eat there again if I where in the area!

Thank rhondah503
Mariposa, California
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016 via mobile

The fancy burrito and chimichanga rock! The food comes out of the kitchen too hot to eat and that is a good thing. Staff is quick and friendly without "fishing for tips."

Thank MyiaD_13
Madera, California
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91 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2016

Sal's is my go to place for Mexican food in Madera. The food is great and the price is good. The place is always busy so that is a good clue that it is a popular place.

Thank John B
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2016 via mobile

If you like authentic Mexican food in Madera, this is the hole in the wall place to go. Great food and very descent prices. Sal's Famous Burrito is fantastic and is big enough to take some home. Enjoy!

1 Thank Dena D
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2016 via mobile

Driving through Madera and wanted to find lunch. Checked Tripadvisor to find that one of the top rated restaurants was this strip mall Mexican. Would have passed it by except for Tripadvisor but so glad that I didn't. Food was great and service was over the top in refilling drinks and constantly bringing more chips. The short rib burrito was... More 

Thank Todd B
Madera, United States
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2016

Good food, good service. always busy for a good reason. It needs to be twice the size. Prices are decent.

Thank Morrie E
Fresno, California
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101 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016

Always busy and the food is always good. When it comes to Mexican, authentic, in my book this is the best bet. Can't go wrong. They also still give chips and salsa automatically. No charge.

Thank gish0503

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$20
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 09:30
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:30
10:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2001 W Cleveland Ave Ste F, Next to WalMart, Madera, CA 93637-8718
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Madera
  • Phone Number: +1 559-673-7257
We are a family owned restaurant offering diners warm hospitality and mouth-watering cuisine that will be remembered! Additional services include take out, off-site buffet catering, party trays, and casseroles - even handmade Tamales! Our Madera location is also proud to announce the addition of our banquet room that seats up to 120 guests. We hope you will join us today!

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