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Jan 28, 2007 11:36 AM

Good salsa & chips in San Gabriel Valley?

Seeking good salsa & chips from restaurants and Mexican markets in the SGV. Prefer chunky/salsa fresca type salsas. Thanks in advance!

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  1. I always love the table salsa and chips at Mijares in Pasadena. They have two locations - one on Pasadena Avenue between Californina and Del Mar and another on Washington and Allen. They have the best table salsa I have ever had at a mexican rest.

    1. El Toreo Cafe on Fair Oaks (just south of Colorado Blvd.) in Old Town Pasadena, and next to the Cheesecake Factory.

      1. Pacos in Arcadia (Foothills and 2nd) has pretty good chips and salsa. The salsa is chunky but if you like some heat to it then it may not be your favorite. Peppers near the Santa Anita racetrack's salsa is pretty chunky too and has some heat to it. Just to warn you I'm a bit weaksauce when it comes to spicy things so what I think is spicy may not apply to you. :)

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        1. re: crystaw

          For me, it's all about the chips - and PACO'S can't be beat in the chips department!!! very thick and fresh... no stale, thin chips here!!!

          1. re: The Oracle

            But their salsa has a very "off" taste to me.

        2. They have homemade chips and fresh salsa. Be warned, their "hot" salsa packs some real heat.

          Los Toros Meat Market
          8210 Garvey Ave (and San Gabriel Blvd)
          Rosemead, CA

          1. My FAVORITE chips and salsa is La Tolteca in Azusa. 210 E to Azusa Ave offramp, North. ABout 2-3 blocks up on the right.

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            1. re: rantsnravesnreviews

              i agree w/ La chips and salsa; great for parties. I love their chuncky guacamole as well when i don't have time to make my own...