Last winter, word on the calle was that 2 popular Mexican restaurants were coming to town.
Qdoba came. Chipotle did not.
But when no one was looking, Señor Salsa snuck up on us.
The Westport outpost of the Fairfield-based Mexican grill just opened on Post Road West, at the corner of Sylvan Road South.
For years, that was the site of Connolly’s. During its long vacancy, there were rumors that Señor Salsa was coming in. Finally — long after everyone forgot — it’s happened.
The menu features burritos, tacos, fajitas, tamales, quesadillas and more. It seems on the Qdoba end of the scale — perhaps Cuatros Hermanos — rather than Bartaco or Villa del Sol, both of which are quite different from each other.
And then there’s Viva’s, which has been here since (it seems) Emiliano Zapata himself was alive.
But Westport’s restaurant scene is a big tent.
¡Bienvenidos, Señor Salsa!
(Photos by — and a hat tip to — alert and hungry “06880” reader Lisa Shufro.)