CEO Cesar Olivo on Salsa Fiesta's Foray Into Fort Lauderdale and New Daily Breakfast, Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, and Vegan Options

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Since the economy got flushed down the toilet, the fast-casual sector has been on the rise. It seems like once a day, a new burger joint or burrito place is opening its doors -- it's almost not even news at this point.

There are, however, some exceptions. Late last month, Salsa Fiesta made its way into downtown Fort Lauderdale. The fourth location in Florida, its Lauderdale location is the first and only to offer breakfast, seven days a week. Breakfast burritos: Maybe it's just us, but we think that deserves some recognition.

Clean Plate Charlie spoke to Salsa Fiesta founder and CEO Cesar Olivo about the new spot, the most important meal of the day, and allergy-conscious options.

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Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, the new spot features a selection of fast and fresh Mexican-inspired meals. Burritos ($5.99 to $7.99), tacos ($2.99 for one to $6.99 for three), fajitas ($9.99 to $10.99), and quesadillas ($4.99 to $7.49) are available with numerous meat and tortilla options. Most menu items can be made to accommodate any dietary issue: vegan, dairy-free, gluten-free.

Olivo is sympathetic toward dietary restrictions, most specifically gluten intolerances.

"We've had some issues with a member of the family, so we've seen gluten-free issues," he said. "We want to try to make things easier for that population. It's especially hard to find gluten-free options for breakfast."

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Salads ($5.99 to $8.99), nachos and tostones ($6.99 to $8.69), tostadas ($3.99 to $5.99), tortas ($6.99 to $7.99), and house combos ($9.99 to $11.49) are also available with vegetarian, chicken, carnitas, fish, beef, and fish options.

According to Olivo, "We try to have everything fresh; if we can buy local, we do. Everything is prepared in-house, like, homemade."

The spot prides itself on having ticket times of less than five minutes from ordering.

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icculus17 topcommenter

Hmm, I just came back from Colorado where breakfast burritos are everywhere, I'll have to stop by and try this place on a weekend.

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