Sal & Theresa’s Mexican Restaurant • Payson AZ

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DSCF1528DRIVING NORTH INTO PAYSON, coming down the hill, you speed right past.  Even doing the limit, it’s easy to miss Sal & Theresa’s.  On my last trip I was determined to ease off the pedal, grab a cup of coffee, and enjoy the local flavor.

Great idea, it turns out.  Sal & Theresa were celebrating their new breakfast menu with 25% off.  Although on the road only two hours, a discount in a great-smelling restaurant is a good omen.  Trust fate!

Going with the manager’s suggestion, I ordered a breakfast burrito DSCF1530smothered in green enchilada sauce.  Perfect!   Heaven!  After eating, Dan-Dan clued me into the secrets of this restaurant.  Authentic cooking with the right seasonings.  Simple enough, but not easy!

Fourty-one years ago Sal & Theresa came to the area to work for a local restaurant owner.  In time, they had their own restaurants.  The American Dream, to put it simply.  But working and creating are two different things.  What sets this restaurant apart is the authenticity of the food.  It’s the real deal.  An honest plate.  Fair prices, too!  Next time you’re driving along The Beeline, keep your eyes peeled for a small restaurant on the east side, up a little rise.  Wheel on in, and park yourself for a spell South-of-the-Border.





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