Our unassuming little eatery tucked away in the Cook Street Village has won a very prestigious award: TripAdvisor's “Certificate of Excellence”. TripAdvisor is the international 'bible' on what is hot in restaurants around the world, and what is not. An honour by TripAdvisor is like a culinary 'Oscar.' It means that large numbers of people have been so smitten by our food and service, they have taken the time to lavish their praise on this global review hub.
TripAdvisor is the world's largest travel site with more than 500 million reviews covering the largest selection of travel listings worldwide -- over 7 million accommodations, airlines, attractions, and restaurants. According to their website, “The TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence is awarded to properties that consistently achieve outstanding traveller reviews on TripAdvisor. The Certificate of Excellence accounts for the quality, quantity and recency of reviews submitted by travellers on TripAdvisor over a 12-month period. To qualify, a business must maintain an overall TripAdvisor bubble rating of at least four out of five, have a minimum number of reviews and must have been listed on TripAdvisor for at least 12 months.”
The most intriguing part of this TripAdvisor recognition is the 'how' behind the 'wow factor.' What is the engine that drives the success of this popular Mexican restaurant? How do our staff consistently deliver such delicious premium-quality Mexican cuisine that customers worldwide are regularly compelled to write rave reviews?
It all comes down to unwavering passion.
Passion never holds back. It is a raw fervour for something beloved and adored. We’re true artisans immersed in our craft, preparing food with love, precision, and intensity. Our passion weaves through every authentic Mexican dish. Passion for culinary excellence, for fresh extraordinary food, for giving treasured customers the best dining experience possible. Chef Ricardo and our staff love what they do, their hearts are in their work, and they prepare cuisine that is meant to steal yours.
Someone once said that when people eat a meal, they can taste the mental state of the cook. If the cook is happy, that feeling translates into blissful food. Rica Salsa reminds us that a passion for creating beautiful cuisine usually ends up doing just that. It seems that many diners all over the world would agree.
“Our passions are the winds that propel our vessel” says an old proverb. Considering the success of Rica Salsa, those passions are strong indeed.