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Favorite Salsa?

What is your favorite salsa? Where do you buy, eat, or have even eaten?

This can be centered around the DC metro area, but can go anywhere?

Homemade? Recipes?

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  1. pico de gallo?

    mine or the SO's.

    how hard is that? tomato, onion, cilantro, jalapeno maybe a (small) dash of lime, let sit. preferably overnight, or at least a few hours.

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    1. re: hill food

      Hi Folks:

      For recipes, please post on the Home Cooking board. For a general discussion about store bought salsas, please post on the General Topics board. This helps us keep the discussion here focused on where to find great chow in the DC/Baltimore area - including salsas!

      Thank you!

    2. Ooo...this thread is going to get moved...(to Chains, Home Cooking, or another board entirely!).

      Personally, I like the salsa at Chevy's - there's a sort of a smoky flavor that's really hits me right.

      Last night, I went to El Zunzal for the first time, and the salsa there was not like any salsa I've had before. It was red and mild and more...sauce-y, kinda watery really. But then maybe that's because it's a Salvadorean/Mexican place, than a Tex-Mex. I'm not really certain, because my Mexican food experiences have been pretty much limited to the chains in the past, so I'm a terrible judge.

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        1. There's a place in Herndon, Pollo Inka, that has great salsa. For the most part, the rest of the menu has generally left me wanting, but the salsa is terrific.

          A few doors over, the salsa is one nice aspect about Tortilla Factory. Nothing out of this world, but definitely good. They sell it to go in good sized containers. It's nice to stop in and buy theirs in my routine.

          To make this a fully Herndon centric post, Teocalli Tamale's chipotle hot salsa has me addicted to it.

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          1. re: Dennis S

            I like Anita's salsa. It isn't very hot, but the flavors remind me of a lot of hometown places in New Mexico.

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