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Posted: 1/25/2021 1:23:54 PM EDT
Before covid, I was going to Tucson somewhat regularly and I fell completely in love with the salsa at El Churro Cafe.

There's no salsa like it where I live. Not even close.

Are you guys aware of a brand that taste like theirs? Unfortunately they don't sell it online, though they do at the restaurant.
Link Posted: 1/25/2021 1:28:57 PM EDT
Never had it, so cant help on the "what else tastes like it" front, but have you asked them if they would send you some? Or maybe someone in tucson can buy it and ship it for you? Not sure how pricey that would be and you couldnt get a lot as it probably wont keep for long...
Link Posted: 1/25/2021 1:30:51 PM EDT
I live close. Message me your contact info. I'll see what I can do.
Link Posted: 1/25/2021 1:31:44 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By dread_scott:
Never had it, so cant help on the "what else tastes like it" front, but have you asked them if they would send you some? Or maybe someone in tucson can buy it and ship it for you? Not sure how pricey that would be and you couldnt get a lot as it probably wont keep for long...
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I called them and it's basically a dead end. They gave me another number to call that ultimately goes nowhere. I'll keep hitting that angle if it comes to it, just hoping someone can point me to a bigger brand I could go after.
Link Posted: 1/27/2021 11:33:43 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/27/2021 11:37:35 AM EDT by wildearp]
A little help with what it may be?  Red? Green? Hot? Chunky? Creamy?  Smoky? Charred?

Lots of good salsa around here, and the search to find it is worth the effort. It is best fresh, so finding one that can be ordered on line is probably not going to work out so well for you. Learning to make your own will set you free.

Consider that I am the white guy that has taught a few Mexicans how to make salsa.

Some of the best volume purchased salsa I found was made by a couple Texans that were in San Marcos CA.  We would buy gallons of their red and green.  They moved back to Texas and we were all sad. This is where my salsa making journey started.
Link Posted: 1/27/2021 2:26:45 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/27/2021 2:27:38 PM EDT by SethP]
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Originally Posted By wildearp:
A little help with what it may be?  Red? Green? Hot? Chunky? Creamy?  Smoky? Charred?  

Lots of good salsa around here, and the search to find it is worth the effort. It is best fresh, so finding one that can be ordered on line is probably not going to work out so well for you. Learning to make your own will set you free.

Consider that I am the white guy that has taught a few Mexicans how to make salsa.

Some of the best volume purchased salsa I found was made by a couple Texans that were in San Marcos CA.  We would buy gallons of their red and green.  They moved back to Texas and we were all sad. This is where my salsa making journey started.
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It looks like a million salsas, but it's better than all of them. Picture below. Looks like what I can buy at the grocery store. There's something in it that makes it different. I just can't put my finger on it.

Link Posted: 1/27/2021 2:32:40 PM EDT
My googling has informed me that the Tucson area in particular is known for having more garlic in its salsa than most other places. Perhaps this is it?

For those interested.
https://gentlegastronome.blogspot.com/2009/03/tucson-style-salsa.html
Link Posted: 1/27/2021 3:46:02 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/27/2021 6:34:13 PM EDT
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Thanks, I ordered it. We'll see what it has.
Link Posted: 2/9/2021 9:28:18 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/9/2021 9:29:01 PM EDT by BigMat]
I just picked up diner there and they sell it.

I'm not 100% this is the same stuff as it's from a sister Restaurant (Charro Vida)

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Id be happy to send some along?
Link Posted: 2/11/2021 3:32:03 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By BigMat:
I just picked up diner there and they sell it.

I'm not 100% this is the same stuff as it's from a sister Restaurant (Charro Vida)

https://www.ar15.com/media/mediaFiles/179834/E81BB53B-A983-49C4-9576-2F1B354AE42F_jpe-1818199.JPG

https://www.ar15.com/media/mediaFiles/179834/D0146161-F54E-4BEC-9748-8BE8C08ABF13_jpe-1818200.JPG

Id be happy to send some along?
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Originally Posted By BigMat:
I just picked up diner there and they sell it.

I'm not 100% this is the same stuff as it's from a sister Restaurant (Charro Vida)

https://www.ar15.com/media/mediaFiles/179834/E81BB53B-A983-49C4-9576-2F1B354AE42F_jpe-1818199.JPG

https://www.ar15.com/media/mediaFiles/179834/D0146161-F54E-4BEC-9748-8BE8C08ABF13_jpe-1818200.JPG

Id be happy to send some along?

Originally Posted By BigMat:
I just picked up diner there and they sell it.

I'm not 100% this is the same stuff as it's from a sister Restaurant (Charro Vida)

https://www.ar15.com/media/mediaFiles/179834/E81BB53B-A983-49C4-9576-2F1B354AE42F_jpe-1818199.JPG

https://www.ar15.com/media/mediaFiles/179834/D0146161-F54E-4BEC-9748-8BE8C08ABF13_jpe-1818200.JPG

Id be happy to send some along?

Thank you sincerely for the offer. ZRXHooligan has offered to do just that and we just have a case on the way in a couple of days.

Gotta love arfcom.
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