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Old 05-30-2018, 10:02 AM
 
Location: Richardson, TX
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Long ago in a galaxy far away Pace was good, then the company sold out to Campbells...
I still like it for what it is. Obviously homemade or even grocery store salsa Fresca is a billion times better, but not the subject of the thread.

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Old 05-30-2018, 10:16 AM
 
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Private Selection (Kroger) Restaurant Style is our go to.
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Old 05-30-2018, 10:40 AM
 
Location: South Tampa, Maui, Paris
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I still like it for what it is. Obviously homemade or even grocery store salsa Fresca is a billion times better, but to the subject of the thread.
Here is the thing. I agree that homemade is best. But sometimes there's no time for that.

And if you live on the East Coast, or in an area where Mexican food or Tex-Mex goes underrepresented, I PROMISE you that ordering a great jar salsa from Texas, New Mexico or Arizona is better than whatever you can find in an East Coast grocery store! So I'm looking for recommendations on a great salsa to order online.....
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Old 05-30-2018, 10:55 AM
 
Location: Richardson, TX
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Here is the thing. I agree that homemade is best. But sometimes there's no time for that.

And if you live on the East Coast, or in an area where Mexican food or Tex-Mex goes underrepresented, I PROMISE you that ordering a great jar salsa from Texas, New Mexico or Arizona is better than whatever you can find in an East Coast grocery store! So I'm looking for recommendations on a great salsa to order online.....
I know there’s a place for jarred, that’s what I was saying. But I do save my higher expectations for fresh salsa.

To me, there’s not that huge a difference in flavor in the different brands of cooked, jarred salsas (unless it’s chipotle or pineapple or something), but you’ve had several recos and I’m sure you’ll get more.

I find El Felix to be an inexplicably popular restaurant, so it’s been a while since I had their salsa and I don’t remember what I thought.

I also like La Victoria. California mex is much better than Tex-Mex. (ducks)
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Old 05-30-2018, 10:58 AM
 
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We like Newman's. Pineapple, mango, medium.
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Old 05-30-2018, 11:49 AM
 
Location: East of the Sun, West of the Moon
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Hey y'all, looking for the best (medium, NOT HOT) salsa in a jar. I currently use Arriba brand but it's just OK.
Have heard great things about these brands:

la fogata
texas texas
native texan
el fenix
alberts
jaimes spanish village
sadies

Assuming I can find them, has anyone ever tried these?
The only one on your list I have ever heard of is Sadie's which happens to be from a local restaurant here in Albuquerque. It also happens to be my favorite brand of salsa available off the shelf.

I can kill a large basket of tortilla chips if I have Sadie's salsa to dip it in.
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Old 05-30-2018, 11:58 AM
 
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I still like it for what it is. Obviously homemade or even grocery store salsa Fresca is a billion times better, but not the subject of the thread.
I've had some truly awful homemade and restaurant salsas. A somewhat regional brand is La Costeña, and they offer several excellent varieties.
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Old 05-30-2018, 12:03 PM
 
Location: South Tampa, Maui, Paris
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The only one on your list I have ever heard of is Sadie's which happens to be from a local restaurant here in Albuquerque. It also happens to be my favorite brand of salsa available off the shelf.

I can kill a large basket of tortilla chips if I have Sadie's salsa to dip it in.
Oh man, I gotta order some of that stuff ASAP!
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Old 05-30-2018, 12:31 PM
 
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I prefer Jack's Special (Medium), also available in Mild:

https://www.amazon.com/Garden-Fresh-.../dp/B00H34GL5Y
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Old 05-30-2018, 02:22 PM
 
Location: Chicago. Kind of.
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For jarred, I like Pace.

For special occassions, we get our Jewel's Deli fresh made salsa.
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