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best local salsa in a restaurant or take out context

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  • 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.

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

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

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

      1. 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.

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

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

          http://www.districtdelsol.com/docroot...

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          1. re: BatMan

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

          2. San Pedro's in Hudson

            http://www.sanpedrocafe.com/

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

            1. 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.

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              1. re: jaycooke

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

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

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                  Pepitos Restaurant
                  4820 Chicago Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55417

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                  1. re: MayrMN

                    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

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