About Bien Salsa
Located in the Heart of the Historic Downtown McKinney, Bien Salsa has a unique concept of striving to serve traditional dishes from different regions of Mexico.
We distinguish ourselves by offering food and service that is excellent in quality, while offering fresh, natural Mexican cuisine.
Regional Mexican, Mexican, Contemporary Mexican
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Tuesday - Saturday: 11:00am - 2:30pm.
Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm.
Friday - Saturday: 2:30pm - 10:00pm
Brunch: Sunday: 10:30 am - 3:00pm
S. Wood St.
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Bien Salsa has all your Catering needs. Events up to 200 people. Contact our catering Department Today for pricing information. Check our website for more information.
Bien Salsa parking lot is conveniently located on the corner of Virginia St. and Church St. less than a Block away from our facility.
Chef Mirella Velazquez
Private Party Facilities:
Our facility counts with a upper level mezzanine dining area that hold up to 40 people. The room has a private entrance stairwell with a beautiful chandelier to greet your guest with style and elegance. Larger parties can be accommodated in the main dinning room. Subject to availability
Private Party Contact:
Raul de la Rosa: 2145484258x
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Bien Salsa Ratings and Reviews
The restaurant had a nice ambiance so we ...
The restaurant had a nice ambiance so we had a nice time while we caught up and talked. We ordered a salsa sampler appetizer. It was something we would have gotten free at any other Mexican type eatery. I am not a picky eater, but my meal was sub-par at best. I actually don't know what others in our party thought of their food. I guess its not a good sign if no one talks about their experience after they finish their meal. I ordered a glass of wine which was pretty good. Afterwards I ordered a dirty martini with a mid-level vodka. Not sure there was any vodka in the drink as it was mostly olive brine. It was pure salt. Gross!
Excellent food, very fresh, flavorful an ...
Excellent food, very fresh, flavorful and unique! However it is very expensive! It is not an everyday routine restaurant. I would recommend this place for special occasions when you're ready to spend some money and get great food out of it! Margaritas were so-so. But food was wonderful!
He food was very flavorful. We have two ...
He food was very flavorful. We have two small chicken who are picky eaters and they ate everything from the chips and salsa to the tortas and churros. Our waiter was very attentive and offered up detailed suggestions. Overall the restaurant was one of best we have ever been to in years. Definitely has become a new favorite spot to eat at.
I really like this restaurant and a real ...
I really like this restaurant and a really nice option for the downtown McKinney scene. My one complaint is you must pay extra for chips and salsa whereas most Mexican restaurants provide complimentary chips & salsa.
My Husband and I went to Bien Salsa just ...
My Husband and I went to Bien Salsa just for a night out. Our server was friendly and just attentive enough. Dinner was fabulous! We ordered a pitcher of margarita's. Which should have been way too much for 2 people. That the only downfall of the evening. SO much ice and no taste of alcohol. We will definitely go back for the great food. Perhaps pick different beverages?
We had eaten there before and were impre ...
We had eaten there before and were impressed. So I suggested we do a huge family brunch there for Father's Day. The service was horrible. You also weren't allowed to order anything off of the menu. I apologized to our group.
The ambiance was great, the server greet ...
The ambiance was great, the server greeted us promptly and was attentive. My son's order arrived at the table first, then the server came back; apologized and stated he had the wrong order then proceeded to remove the plate and take it to another table. From that point, it was all down hill
They took on a large party that walked right in (30 or so people), and in turn we received slow service. Given the dessert was on the house to make up for the slowness, they should have not taken in the 30+ party if it was going to affect the rest of the restaurant.
Our server Joe was outstanding.
Joe did a phenomenal job taking care of my family. We went for my Dad's birthday and Joe was there before we asked for anything. He was accommodating about the menu and was the perfect balance of attentive and non-intrusive. Outstanding food as always! I recommend the Arrachera to any meat lovers out there!
We took my dad out to celebrate his 69th birthday. The service was slow and the music was so loud we had to yell at each other. When leaving, the tables were so close together, my dad, who has Parkinsons and walks with a cane, almost fell trying to get through.
Authentic Mexican Food but very noisy
This is one of the best authentic Mexican restaurants I've found in the area. The variety is great and the service is excellent. My only complaint is that on a Saturday night starting at 7 PM the place becomes an uncomfortably loud venue with screaming small children. I almost had a high chair dropped on me as it was being lifted over my head. Management should really consider their seating to accommodate all their guests.
We enjoyed our Friday dinner here. The ambiance was nice and the service was good as well. Although the food was tasty, we felt it a little high in price in comparison to similarly themed Mexican Restaurants.
We would eat here again, but won't take the drive up just to eat here. If we're in McKinney for another event, this is a great place to grab something to eat - just not a destination restaurant.
We always enjoy spots in downtown McKinney. This was a good find that fit our big group on a Friday evening. The food was great. If you like Mexican food but get bored with Tex-Mex, this is a great spot! Only negative was having to pay for chips and salsa...but they were great!
Excellent authentic Mexican fare on New Year's Eve
We enjoyed another fantastic outing to Bien Salsa with family on New Year's Eve. Giovanni provided exquisite service, recommendations, and explanations of the menu for our first time guests; everything was cooked to perfection and presented with care. I could eat here monthly if my schedule allowed it. There were audible "Oohs and Ahs" when the flaming tequila was drizzled over my brocheta before plating. Only thing better was the savory taste of every grilled meat and vegetable. We'll be back as soon as possible.
Going Downhill Fast
We have been frequenting Bien since the open of it. Taken large family dinners there and it was very good. However the last two occasions two things stood out. One, it was empty. Two, the food and management were much different. The food tasted of old grease and management had severel this time we will but not next time on requests that were offered up on our first visits. Like I told the server, who was awesome, tell her(mngr) there likely wont be a next time.
Food Great! Drinks, no.
My husband and I ate here with a friend and the food was very good. They have their menu sectioned off into three different food regions of Mexico. We each ordered from each section and there really was a very distinct taste between all three dishes, which was very cool. Their tortilla chips are very delicious, too.. we emptied our basket very quickly.
Now, for the bad news--the drinks.
My husband and I both ordered their Bien Salsa Margarita ($12.95, or whatever) on the rocks, one w/salt, one w/o. It tasted like mix and water. Like they made a margarita, let it sit in the sun four 4 hours, then served it to me. Neither of us could taste any alcohol. Our friend arrived and we got a second one--only this time we thought- "hey, if we're thowing our money down the drain might as well have top shelf." So, we all ordered a top shelf ($13.95) in cucumber and original favors. They come out and my cucumber margarita with Patron Silver literally tasted like the juice of a cucumber, only. I stirred, nothing. We flag down the waitress and tell her our issue--she gets us a shot to put in the margarita---ahhh, there we go.
So, the drinks were disappointing, but the food was superb.
Great food, service slow....
I love this place....they consistently deliver on food quality. I almost always get the Lobster Enchiladas - yummy! My sister got what I call the "flaming beef" - I think the actual name is Bruchetta maybe? It's a skewer kabob with beef, veggies, onions that they flame tableside with tequila. She shared with us and it is to die for - I may get that next time. The only beef I have with this place is that the service is notoriously slow. There was only one other table going at the time we were there but still took about 15 minutes to get our drinks.
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