HOME > Chowhound > Los Angeles Area >

Discussion

Where to buy great mango salsa on the west side, to take home?

  • 5

Looking for something that's not soupy - closer to dry and 'salsa fresca'-esque, has cilantro and some chiles. Tomatoes optional, not necessarily preferred.

  1. Click to Upload a photo (10 MB limit)
Delete
  1. Santa Monica Seafood on Colorado. Exactly what you're looking for and very good. You can sample it in their deli section and see if you like it.

    1 Reply
    1. I have an update. I never have yet made it to Santa Monica Seafood but intend to!

      I was at a Whole Foods in the west L.A. area tonight and saw they have a very promising-looking mango salsa ('dry' not 'wet') on their sort of 'prepared salads bar' near where you get a bowl and make a salad to eat there. Very different from the horribly soupy-looking mango salsa concoction over by their fresh greens dept.

      I also picked up a "Whole Meal" prepared refrigerated meal of salmon with wild rice and it comes with a huge portion of chopped mango, jicama, onion and red peppers... definitely missed the cilantro but nice meal - and the salmon was tasty.

      1. Thanks for the tip. I've actually bought that salmon with mango salsa too. It's pretty good. I can't remember if it's similar to the one at Santa Monica Seafood or not (haven't had it in a long time) but I think it might be.

        1 Reply
        1. re: ThatPat

          I keep meaning to get down to Santa Monica Seafood and always think about it 15 minutes after they've closed!