Salsas of San Diego
- kare_raisu Jul 25, 2008 10:31 AM
Are there any salsas that you have experienced at eateries around SD that have particularly 'wowed' you?
Where and what type of Salsa?
I like the different salsas at Mama Testa which cover a wide range of spicyness and taste. They have one with roasted sesame seeds which isn't very spicy but really good.
There have been a couple at Mama Testas that have been beyond belief good. They have so many on at any given time that it's hard to pick which one is my favorite. Some really good salsa recipes being used there, though.
But, believe it or not, my number one table salsa is the one that the Sombrero's on 30th St. in South Park gives out. I usually buy the to-go size for $1.08. It's a standard Chili Arbol salsa, but there is just something to it that is incredible. The consistency, the level of heat, the flavor. I've eaten at most all of the Sombreros in town, as well as most of the other mexican fast food and restaurant joints, and I've yet to find a better hot table salsa.
What's funny is that since the Sombreros are all individually owned (or so I am led to believe), no two salsas are alike between the locations. So, if I want that particular one, I have to got to that specific Sombreros.
If anyone does go and pickup a to-go salsa from Sombrero's on 30th, make a second stop down the street at Food Bowl market and pickup a bag of their fresh-fried tortilla chips (totopos, if you prefer), which they sell in twist-tied plastic bags on top of the counter of the carniceria in the back. $1.25 for a bag. My favorite chips to go with my favorite salsa. Picking up some fresh Oaxaca cheese while you're there is optional.
Mama Testa's--all the 3 and 4 chili rated spicy ones. My favorite was their tomatillo, which they only serve when you order certain tacos now.