Chef MZ’s Summer Barbecue Demo

Chef Marco ZapienChef Marco Zapien is back at it again.

He and his staff are hosting a Summer Barbecue cooking demonstration at the restaurant on Wednesday, July 8, giving guests the opportunity to learn his grillin’ secrets.

Chef MZ will demonstrate the perfect menu for hosting a Summer barbecue celebration including: Mango Cole Slaw, Grilled Potato Salad, Tri Tip Chile Beans, Jack and Coke Barbecue RIbs and Maple Horseradish Pulled BBQ Brisket Sandwiches.

Don’t forget dessert; Peach Crisp.

On top of this special summer menu, guests will receive copies of each recipe, soft drinks, a complimentary meal for their next visit, and of course the chef’s special tips.

Click here to register and view the class menu.

 

Weekend Michelada & Mimosa Bar

Weekends at The Salsa Grill mean $7 Micheladas and $10 free flowing Champagne and Mimosas.  Michelada Bar at The Salsa Grill

The summertime fun happens Friday from 5 p.m. to close and all day Saturday and Sunday.

For $7 each, you can create the perfect Michelada with an abundance of fixings to choose from such as fresh limes, pepper, Chef Marco Zapien’s hot sauce, Horse Radish and olives. Of course, topped off with a Mexican beer and Clamato.

Free flowing Champagne and Mimosas come with freshly sliced Strawberries.

 

Father’s Day Cooking Demo with Chef MZ

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Chef Marco Zapien, also known as Chef MZ, is doing a cooking demonstration at the restaurant on Wednesday, June 10, giving guests the opportunity to learn Father’s Day inspired recipes.

The menu will have creations including: Roasted Ghost Pepper Salsa, P.R. Clam Chowder, Tacos Al Pastor, Chipotle Marinated Chicken, Ensalada de Nopal, Grilled Corn on the Cob, and Churro Sundaes.

On top of this expansive menu demonstration and trying each item listed, guests will receive the copies of each recipe, soft drinks, and a complimentary meal for their next visit.

Click here to register and view the class menu.

 

Salsa Grill Launches New Weekly Dinner Specials Menu

Zapien’s Salsa Grill & Taqueria launched a new weekly specials dinner menu, with something fun available for the whole family Tuesday – Saturday from 4 – 9 p.m.

The weekly dinner specials kick off with Taco Tuesday. Asada, chicken, carnitas and beef tacos are all available for $1.50 each. Or get an entire two taco plate, meat of choice, with rice and beans for $9.

Mole Miercoles means some of Chef Marco Zapien’s famous mole, it was his grandmother’s recipe, at a great cost. Enjoy a Pollo en Mole Dinner or a Pollo en Mole Enchilada Dinner for $9.

Thursday nights spice up with Chipotle Chicken Thursday, which is family style and includes a 1/2 Chipotle Roasted Chicken Dinner served with rice, beans and salsa for $9.

For over a year, The Grill has offered its Carnitas Feast and has recently changed things up — new day of the week and title. The Friday Night Feast is also family style and includes Carnitas, beans, rice, Ensalada de Nopales and handmade Tortillas for $16 per person.

Sizzling Saturday Night is another family style feast, but with Chicken Fajitas, rice beans and handmade Tortillas for $16 per person.

During each weekly night special, happy hour specials are also available. $3 domestic and imported bottled beer and $4 Margaritas and Micheladas.

Happy Hour: $3 Beers, $4 Micheladas & Margaritas

Zapien’s Salsa Grill & Taqueria now offers Happy Hour specials Tuesday – Friday. Happy Hour at Zapien's Salsa Grill

From 5 p.m. – close, authentic Mexican food lovers can also enjoy $3.00 ice-cold domestic or imported beers and $4.00 Micheladas and Margaritas.

The Grill offers a selection of Mexican and domestic beers such as Pacifico, Modelo, Dos XX, Coors Light and Bud Light. Micheladas are made withe Chef Marco Zapien’s chile powder, and combine lime juice, salt, Clamato, other seasonings to taste and any favorite beer. Margaritas are available in lime or strawberry flavors, with or without a salted rim and a fresh lime to top it off.

Zapien’s hosts Super Bowl cooking class

Zapien’s hosts Super Bowl cooking class

 

Zapien’s Salsa Grill will be hosting its annual Super Bowl Cooking Class January 14, 2015 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Chef Marco Zapien will demonstrate how to prepare some football favorites, such as Coctel de Camaron (Shrimp Cocktail), Braised Beef Brisket Grilled Cheese, and Hatch Chile Chicken Wings.

Guests will receive copies of all recipes demonstrated, dinner featuring the items prepared, soft drinks, and a complimentary meal for your next visit. Beer and Margarita specials will also be available.

Limited space is available. Sign up today to reserve your spot at http://thesalsagrill.com/events-2/super-bowl-cooking-class or call (562) 942-7072. For a full menu visit http://thesalsagrill.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/01-14-15-Super-Bowl-Cooking-Class.pdf

After working in the sports and entertainment industry for years, Marco Zapien decided in 2003 that it was time to build a reputation in the private sector by partnering with his father Jess in a family operated restaurant. Zapien’s Salsa Grill and Taqueria has been in operation for several years now and has been a community favorite for each and every one of those years. Marco has developed a unique style of cooking that incorporates two generations of his mothers and fathers family recipes with the passionate creativity he has developed throughout his culinary career. Since joining the partnership full time, the restaurant has exploded with much acclaim because of the tantalizing menu creations Marco has developed.

The Salsa Grill Sponors Holiday Toy Drive

The Salsa Grill's Holiday Toy Drive

Give back this holiday season by dining at your favorite Mexican grill and bringing in a toy for a child less fortunate. The Salsa Grill in Pico Rivera, CA is hosting a toy drive November 23 to December 18, Monday through Saturday from open to close. Bring in an unwrapped toy and children eat free, adults will receive 50% off their meal. Toys will be donated to St. Hilary and St. Mariana for distribution to struggling families this holiday season. This is the third year in a row that The Salsa Grill has sponsored a toy drive during the holiday season, and every year they have succeeded in delivering a truck full of toys directly to the two churches.

The Salsa Grill is located at 6702-04 Rosemead Boulevard, in Pico Rivera, CA. The Salsa Grill has been voted Los Angeles’ Best Mexican restaurant for the last nine years in a row, and not only offers great Mexican food but also cooking classes and catering. For more information, visit http://thesalsagrill.com/

Salsa Grill Adds Happy Hour Specials

Zapien’s Salsa Grill & Taqueria now offers Happy Hour specials Tuesday – Friday. Happy Hour at Zapien's Salsa Grill

From 5 p.m. – close, authentic Mexican food lovers can also enjoy $3 ice-cold beers and $5 Micheladas and Margaritas.

The Grill offers a selection of Mexican and domestic beers such as Pacifico, Modelo, Dos XX, Coors Light and Bud Light. Micheladas are made withe Chef Marco Zapien’s chile powder, and combine lime juice, salt, Clamato and any favorite beer. Margaritas are available in lime or strawberry flavors, with or without a salted rim and a lime to top it off.

Salsa Grill Voted Best Mexican Again

For the ninth time, Zapien’s Salsa Grill & Taqueria was voted Los Angeles’ Best Mexican restaurant Zapien's Salsa Grill Voted Best Mexican Restaurantby patrons.

During the month of August, Los Angeles restaurant lovers were able to vote for their favorite LA-area restaurant via LA City Voter’s website, in conjunction with the Los Angeles Hotlist. The Salsa Grill was amongst 20 other Mexican restaurants nominated for the honor, and for the ninth straight competition took the top spot.

SG Hosts Fundraiser for Pico Rivera Family

Zapien’s Salsa Grill & Taqueria will host a fundraiser for the surviving family of a Pico Rivera resident mistakenly killed by L.A. County sheriffs during a home invasion.

On Friday, August 1, the Mendoza’s fell victim to a home invasion robbery. Lorraine Mendoza was held hostage by a wanted felon, and Frank Mendoza, 54, was mistakenly killed in a fierce gun battle after an eight-hour standoff and pursuit of the 24-year-old gunman.

Although the Sheriff’s department has provided help to Lorraine Mendoza and their surviving children, The Salsa Grill wants to further assist during this tragedy.

On Wednesday, August 20, the Mexican restaurant will host a buffet dinner from 4 to 10 p.m.. 20 percent of proceeds from the buffet will be donted back to the family.

“Our heartfelt sympathies go out to the Mendoza family during this very difficult time. Frank Mendoza was a member of our Pico Rivera community and his life was tragically taken. Chef Marco Zapien and the Salsa Grill staff are committed to helping the Mendoza family get through this tragedy,” said restaurant staff.

Funeral services for Mendoza were held on August 9.