In January of 2013 Salsa Puerto Rican and Latin Cuisine open it's doors to the public in the heart of Nashville.

Puerto Rican born and raised, Juan Reyes, head chef and co-owner of Salsa Restaurant Nashville, graduated with a degree in business administration from the University of Puerto Rico Recinto de Bayamon, while working in the family business, which is where his interest and enthusiasm for having his own business was born.


In 2002 his older sister (Jacky) invited him to partner with her to open a restaurant in San Juan, Puerto Rico, without any hesitation they signed the contract and the next day they began rebuilding Waikiki Caribbean Food and Oyster Bar, which is still in business in the Island. His passion for the culinary arts developed during his years working with his sister in their restaurant.


During a conversation with his childhood friend Doctor Marcos Cruz during a visit to Nashville, they both realized that they could not find Puerto Rican food in the city. They both thought this was a great opportunity since Nashville has developed and grown into a multicultural and inclusive city. In January of 2013 Salsa Puerto Rican and Latin Cuisine open it’s doors to the public in the heart of Nashville, bringing new flavors to Music City and adding the Caribbean taste to the great cultural variety of Nashville, with Latin dancing evenings and special events.



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