An evening of fine dining and dancing is the most trusted way to woo a date now that crooning while riding an airborne carpet is considered a moving violation. Write your own fairytale with today's Groupon: for $20, you get salsa-dancing lessons for two and two Latin-fusion entrees at The Salsa Room in Arlington (a $45.98 value).
The Salsa Room celebrates Latin culture with live salsa music, dancing lessons, and a menu of Latin dishes fusing the flavors of the Americas and the Caribbean. Dance tongues around specialty dishes such as guiso de lentejas (a $9.99 value), a South American–style beef-and-lentil stew renowned for its ballroom moves. Lomo a la chorrellana (a $12.99 value) hides grilled marinated steak, eggs, and sautéed potatoes beneath a veil of sautéed onions and peppers. At 8 p.m. on Wednesday evenings, air particles gyrate to the rhythms of salsa music as the Salsa Room commences its weekly dance lessons, tailored toward beginners and intermediate dancers. A savvy instructor guides students through the basic steps, helping them develop the piquant footwork necessary to dance across hot lava.
The Salsa Room
Inside The Salsa Room, Latin artists such as Marc Anthony, Oscar D'León, and Gilberto Santa Rosa croon to diners pouring over a menu of steak and seafood dishes. Drawing on influences from Latin America and the Caribbean, the club's chefs construct a menu bursting with spicy, flavorful ingredients like a piñata full of jalapeños. Chorizo adds a splash of flavor to breakfast, lunch, and dinner dishes, creating taste-bud-tempting fare such as the house specialty guiso de garbanzos con chorizo—a blend of chickpeas, beef, and spanish chorizo in a tomato-based creole sauce. On Wednesday at 8 p.m., salsa and bachata dance instructors take to the floor to lead patrons in the rhythmic steps and sly glances that compose Latin choreography.
2619 Columbia Pike
Arlington, Virginia 22204