Opening Soon in Salem: Celia's Restaurant

A new restaurant offering Hispanic cuisine is expected to open next week in downtown Salem.

The Salem Licensing Board voted unanimously Monday night to award a common victualler's license to the new owner of Celia's Restaurant.

The restaurant, which will serve Hispanic cuisine, is expected to open sometime next week at 88 Congress St.

The restaurant has seating for 21 and is located adjacent to Salem Community Child Care and across the street from Congress Market.

A woman acting as translator for owner Fracisco Delgado told board members that he aims to have the space open for business as early as next week. 

There's already a Celia's Restaurant open on 700 Kempton St. in New Bedford.

The business' hours of operation will be 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. seven days a week.

Menu Items (The menu at the new Salem location may not be identical)

Breakfast - salami, eggs, fried cheese, yucca, cod fish, boiled green bananas, mashed plantains.

Meats - fried chicken, sauteed chicken, popcorn chicken, rotisseri chicken, steak and onins, beef, oxtail, goat, pork chops, ribs, meatballs, fried pork skin, pork shoulder.

Soups - tripe soup, chicken soup, sancocho.

Side Orders - french fries, sweet plantains, fried plantains, fried yucca, meat patties, ham and cheese patties, chicken patties.

Will you stop by Celia's when they open? Have you been to the location in New Bedford? Let us know in the comments section below.

gene February 26, 2013 at 01:08 PM
Sorry, but 88 Congress is not the downtown.
Don Nadeau February 26, 2013 at 01:44 PM
Can't wait for the fried plaintain! And to sample the rest.
Don Nadeau February 26, 2013 at 03:40 PM
Geographically, per your MapQuest link, gene has a "Point". Coinicentally I just learned something from my Performance and Career Enhancement newsletter, honoring National Hispanic Awareness Month last Sep-Oct : "Hispanic is not a racial identification. Hispanic is more of a regional identification like sahing "North American." What is a Hispanic? Hispanics come in all sizes and shapes. There are Jewish, Arab, Asian, Indian, and White Hispanics as well as brown. .... The Spanish explorers were mostly soldiers and priests. [They did not bring families with them like the English settlers did.] As a result, the soldiers intermarried with the native women from the countries they explored." -from the Diversity Council.
Don Nadeau February 26, 2013 at 03:40 PM
Mallory Schultz Pernaa February 26, 2013 at 05:01 PM
It's not downtown, but we will make the trip to try it out! Sounds delicious.
Bill February 26, 2013 at 05:34 PM
Metal grates are welcoming
jeanne February 27, 2013 at 03:07 AM
was this larrys sub shop
ken March 02, 2013 at 05:02 PM
The sign says "hispanic food". When they open up make sure you go in and tell them all about Performanc and Career Enhancement newsletter. Won't they feel silly.


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