Sweet n’ Salado, located at 281 Greenwood Avenue (opposite Sycamore’s) is one of several new restaurants in Bethel this year and WOW you really need to visit and taste the divine selections!
Report by Paula Antolini
March 9, 2016 7:57AM EDT
Image above: Jim and Delfa Gay, owners of Sweet n’ Salado in Bethel, Ct.
Sweet n’ Salado is Bethel’s Newest Restaurant, Grand Opening is March 14
Sweet n’ Salado, located at 281 Greenwood Avenue (opposite Sycamore’s) is one of several new restaurants that has opened in Bethel this year and WOW you really need to visit and taste the divine selections!
Owners Jim and Delfa Gay, who have lived in Bethel, describe the restaurant as having Latin American Cuisine from Ecuador, Peru, Brazil, Colombia, Mexico, as well as a changing variety of classic American favorite comfort foods. You can order a whole ($14.95) or half ($11.95) roasted chicken dinner, flavored with a Peruvian inspired seasoning, served with a choice of rice or potatoes, with beans and a garden salad.
The menu also contains a selection of Tacos ($2.25, 4 for $8.00), a large selection of Burritos ($6.95-7.95), Soups ($3.95-$5.95), Salads ($4.95-7.95), Sandwiches ($5.95-6.95) and Sides ($1.75-3.95).
Hot and Cold Beverages ($1.25-2.95) include, HOT: coffee, tea chocolate, and Morocho; COLD: hand squeezed pink lemonad or “Limonada,” iced coffee, iced tea, botttled drinks; Natural Juices are: Naranjilla (Lulu), Pina (Pineapple), Maracuya, Mora (Blackberry), Tomatillo (Tree Tomato), Guanabana, and Fresa (Strawberry).
They also carry Baked Goods and Ice Cream (Soft Serve, Milkshakes, Sundaes, Banana Splits) with a selection of flavors and toppings.
Portions are large, prices are extremely reasonable, food is fresh and is simply delicious!
Image above: Jim and Delfa Gay, owners of Sweet n’ Salado in Bethel, Ct., behind the counter on one side of their new restaurant. There are also seating areas up front and across from the counter, to dine in.
Bethel Advocate ordered two kinds of Empanada, Beef and Chicken (they also have cheese), and this has now become a favorite. You choose the “heat” level, mild, spicy or hot, and the spicy was just right for us.
We also tried the “California Style Burrito” described as “Originating from San Diego this southern California twist on the original is served with fries, avocado, cheese, pico de gallo, and sour cream wrapped in a flour tortilla.” We again chose the spicy “heat” (served on the side) and chose the chicken burrito.
Other selections we tried were the “Sanfrandiego Burrito” described as “Sanfrandiego meets Sandiego. Served with steak, beans, fries, cheese, pico de gallo, guacamole, sour cream and wrapped in a flour tortilla.” Very filling, generous portion, and deliciously fresh with just the perfect proportion of ingredients.
Next was the “3 Cuban Amigos Sandwich” which is described as “Pulled pork, ham and bacon meet up with pickles, swiss and mustard in our version of Cuban. Served hot off the press.” This is a hot (cooked) pannini-style sandwich and definitely for meat lovers. Loved the pickle too! YUM.
Most dishes come with two kinds of chips and we love the banana chips!
We ate there three times, twice was take out, and found we were ordering the same dishes because we loved them so much. Two individuals can easily dine for about $20.
The hours are longer than most, open Monday to Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. and Sunday 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. You can dine there or “
Check it out!
The official grand opening ribbon-cutting ceremony is this upcoming Monday, March 14, 2016, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. They will offer food and drink specials so you can taste the sweet, mild or hot delights!
And WELCOME to Bethel, Jim and Delfa Gay and Bethel Sweet n’ Salado!