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Jun 27, 2008 12:36 PM

Best Salsa in Austin

I love a good salsa and was wondering other people opinions on where to be served the best in Austin. Oh, my favs are Maudies, Casa Chapala and Trudy's. Yours?

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  1. My favorites are Curra's, Polvos (all of them!), and Z'tejas.

      1. I like the table salsas at Sago - both the red and the green are excellent.

        1. Trudy's has been pretty consistent over the last 20 years. Curra's (Oltorf location), also damned good. I also think Maria's Tacos salsa is good, but I just LOVE the Chimichurri sauce, though the vinegar puts some people off. Mother's used to do a really good red salsa, and Hula Hut used to have a mango version I've heard that they stopped.

          Sadly, though, the best salsas in town rarely get served in restaurants. In one of the last restaurants I worked, half a dozen of us would regularly make salsa for other people in the back of the house to try. Any time the owners tried them, however, they were too afraid they were way too muy picante for the customers.

          If anyone knows about a restaurant with the cojones to serve a habanero salsa, please tell us about it. I heard there was one like that at Polvo's, but I didn't see it last time I was there.

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          1. re: taliesin15

            Tacodeli has a hab salsa (but I've never been there).

            From their menu:
            Habanero Pico
            Fresh habaƱeros with diced tomato, onion, lime and cilantro.


          2. El Chile, and Ana's Salsa sold at HEB.

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            1. re: LakeLBJ

              Ana's is the BEST store bought salsa I've ever had! The medium is plenty hot for me so I can still taste the onions, cilantro and garlic.

              1. re: LakeLBJ

                Amen to Ana's! Just ran out in the rain to get some. $3.29 at Sun Harvest. I just got the hot for the first time and I didn't think it was that much hotter than the medium. The heat just hits at first and stays.