HOME > Chowhound > Minneapolis-St. Paul >
Are you making a specialty food? Get great advice

best local salsa in a restaurant or take out context

MarkG May 3, 2011 09:16 PM

looking for leads about home made/ made on site salsa. if it comes in a jar or is off a supermarket shelf or cooler, forget it.

  1. m
    MayrMN May 11, 2011 07:23 PM

    There is only ONE thing redeemable about Pepito's and its their salsa.

    Pepitos Restaurant
    4820 Chicago Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55417

    2 Replies
    1. re: MayrMN
      MplsM ary May 11, 2011 08:05 PM

      Oh, I don't know about that. Bean Lupitas rock my tastebuds. Lupitas must be paired with Pepito's salsa or it just ain't the same.

      1. re: MplsM ary
        shanemio May 12, 2011 10:43 AM

        I gotta agree, Nachos Lupitas are so good. Bean, chicken, beef, all of em.

    2. ibew292 May 6, 2011 05:04 AM

      Hampden Park Coop used to have a great black bean salsa. I have not been there for a long time so I don't know if they still make it. www.hampdenparkcoop.com

      1. j
        jaycooke May 5, 2011 09:16 PM

        I'm in love with Seward Coop's Salsa Diablo. It is in their cooler, but I'm fairly sure they make it on site.

        1 Reply
        1. re: jaycooke
          sweet thang May 10, 2011 08:24 AM

          Second on Seward's salsa diablo. I drive across town to get it. YUM. Beautiful flavor mix for me.

        2. p
          penelopek May 5, 2011 07:25 PM

          San Pedro's in Hudson


          San Pedro Cafe
          426 2nd St, Hudson, WI 54016

          1. b
            BatMan May 5, 2011 09:54 AM

            Check out the Cinco de Mayo Fiesta in the St Paul this weekend. There's a salsa competition :


            1 Reply
            1. re: BatMan
              Fudist May 5, 2011 06:19 PM

              Theresa's in Inver Grove Heights also has some AMAZING salsa!!!

            2. s
              shanemio May 5, 2011 08:22 AM

              Agreed El Burrito Mercado. EVERYTHING at their little deli counter rocks. As well as their prepared for takeout, and their pre-made meats, beans and rice by the pound. I also buy fajita mix from them. Fast and cheap. I also really like Pepitos. Very heavy on the garlic. Their take out on 46th has a salsa bar. As far as Pico del Gallo - haven't found a decent one that beats my homemade. A shame too, I HATE making it. Chop, chop.

              El Burrito Mercado
              175 Cesar Chavez St, St Paul, MN 55107

              1. m
                mn_praline May 4, 2011 07:55 PM

                I just bought some at El Burrito Mercado. They have a fresh salsa bar.

                El Burrito Mercado
                175 Cesar Chavez St, St Paul, MN 55107

                1. f
                  Fudist May 4, 2011 07:43 PM

                  Boca Chica and their Taco House have excellent house made salsa. Pineda also has some good salsa.

                  Show Hidden Posts