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Mar 11, 2010 08:34 PM

Chips and Salsa in/near Fairfield?

OK, so I'm from Texas and I miss good chips and good salsa. I'm talking about a kind of place you can sit, drink, and just snack.

I've been here 4 years and haven't found anywhere (probably b/c I avoid Mexican restaurants like the plague up here, but am willing to cede that I may be missing something adequate).

I'm not looking for good Mexican food, just quality chips (imo, thin, greasy, semi-salty) and quality salsa... any leads???


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  1. Have you given Ole Mole a try (in Southport/Fairfield). They definitley qualify on the "thin" requirement. I also like their salsa - - - not thick at all, just some fresh diced intredients like jalepeno, tomato, red onion, etc.
    They have a very small dining area but also have a bar/counter area where you can just sit with some chips and salsa and drinks.

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    1. re: foleyd7

      yes, but not chips - I'll give it a try; thanks!

    2. Go to the International Farmers Market on Main Street in Bridgeport. They have a good selection of Mexican/Central American products. Buy some Salsa or Chimol and bring it home.

      1. The only good chips and salsa I have had in the area where you can drink and listen to music is in Bridgeport - of course I forget the name right now. It's on Main Street just around the hospital. It's now Mexican and Brazilian food and the name has something to do with brothers - and is literally the only place around here I know of that make their chips fresh and tortillas fresh. I'll post back when I find the name.

        Ole Mole...whatever...

        Oh, you know what. I have never seen anyone talk about the upscale Mexican restaurant in Westport on the Post Road across from the hotel. I only went once but it was a nice experience.

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        1. re: MasterofLightChick

          The place across from the hotel in westport it Zole. I went twice and hated it. Food sounded really creative and good but instead was bland and greasy. Service was bad (food arriving cold, wrong orders, etc.). There was a big bowl of chips at the bar and the host used his bare hands to plop some into the bowl for our table. He then continued to eat out of the bowl himself (with his hands, of course) and serve other tables from it as well. I know things like that happen in the kitchen - just don't want to see it.

          1. How about Taco Loco in Black Rock? GOOD margeritas, casual, friendly atrmosphere. Me likes.

            Taco Loco Restaurant
            3170 Fairfield Ave, Bridgeport, CT 06605

            Black Rock Cafe
            Wrentham, MA, Wrentham, MA

            1. In Stamford there is a tiny place Brasita's. They make a GREAT sangria and offer fried plantain chips and some very decent guacamole. This might not be ideal since they're plantains.

              For more traditional, and just for chips, I'd agree with Taco Loco. Food is not that great, but margaritas are decent and the chips are good.

              It's a shame you didn't post this a few months ago, would have said Helados in Black Rock, but it's moot now.

              Best of luck and let us know what/where you find that is good!

              Taco Loco
              301 Lancaster St, Leominster, MA 01453

              954 E Main St, Stamford, CT 06902

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                Hacienda opened in Black Rock; food is solid (good for CT Mexican), BUT their salsa is really good.

                And just for principle (in response to a post above), Taco Loco is the worst insult to Mexican food/drink/and culture since Speedy Gonzalez.

                Black Rock Cafe
                Wrentham, MA, Wrentham, MA

                Taco Loco
                301 Lancaster St, Leominster, MA 01453