Salsa Picante

A few weeks ago, I finally got to try Salsa Picante in White Plains, NY.  I had been seeing the instagram pictures of the amazing food, impressive drinks, and super cool environment for quite some time, and was very excited about finally getting to check it out for myself. 

Upon arrival, my group and I were met with a really unique ambiance.  The restaurant is a lot of fun, and has several “instagrammable” features.  We were lucky enough to score a reservation in one of the rooftop igloos.  It had snowed earlier in the day, which added to the fun of eating in a unique setting.  It was definitely a little cold in our igloo, despite the space heater, but the chill was well worth the fun dining experience.  

To start, I ordered a giant margarita (it was huge!) and our table ordered guacamole and chips.  We selected both a Traditional Guacamole and a Tropical Guacamole.  Both were delicious, but the Tropical Guacamole was truly unique.  The pineapple and mango really added a great flavor, and the presentation in a halved pineapple made it even more special.

For my main course, I ordered the Carne Asada Tampiquena (skirt steak served with cheese mole enchilada, rice, beans, and guacamole). My meal was absolutely delicious, and the portion was huge! The friends I was with also really enjoyed their dinners.  Of course, I spoke with the wait staff prior to ordering, and was ensured that everything was gluten-free.  They were super knowledgeable about the menu, and very helpful in assisting me to select the perfect meal.  

I was really impressed with my dinner at Salsa Picante, and will definitely be returning for another visit.  

Giant Margarita
Gluten-Free Chips
Traditional Guacamole
Tropical Guacamole
Carne Asada Tampiquena
My friends and I on the igloo filled rooftop

Check out their website:

Salsa Picante

359 Mamaroneck Ave.

White Plains, NY 10605

Garlic Cilantro Lime Shrimp

I absolutely love these shrimp! They are super versatile and can be served in so many ways. One of my favorites is to take a tortilla, add guacamole, arugula, and tomatoes, and top with the shrimp. Give this recipe a try and let me know what you think.

-The Gluten-Free Gal’s Guide


  • 1 lb. Shrimp
  • 3 tbsp. Cilantro (chopped)
  • 1 tbsp. Garlic (minced)
  • 1 lime (juiced)
  • 1 tbsp. Olive Oil


  1. Peel, clean, and devein the shrimp
  2. In a large bag, add the chopped cilantro, minced garlic, lime juice, and olive oil
  3. Add the shrimp to the bag, seal well, and shake so that the shrimp are fully coated
  4. Place the bag of shrimp in the marinade in the refrigerator for a minimum of 30 minutes (you can marinade the shrimp for a lot longer if you have the time)
  5. When ready to cook, heat a frying pan over medium heat
  6. Add the shrimp to your warmed frying pan and cook until the shrimp have turned fully white (about 5-7 minutes)
  7. Let cool, serve, and enjoy!
The Gluten-Free Gal’s Guide Garlic Cilantro Lime Shrimp
The Gluten-Free Gal’s Guide Garlic Cilantro Lime Shrimp