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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.

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    Fudist May 4, 2011 07:43 PM

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

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      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

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        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

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          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 :


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            Fudist May 5, 2011 06:19 PM

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

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            penelopek May 5, 2011 07:25 PM

            San Pedro's in Hudson


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

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              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.

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                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. 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

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                  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

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                    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.

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                      shanemio May 12, 2011 10:43 AM

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

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