Which Yakima Valley Restaurant Salsas Are Fan Favorites?
THE QUEST: FINDING RESTAURANT SALSA THAT DOESN’T MAKE ME SMH
When I go to a restaurant for Mexican food (especially on Taco Tuesdays), I love to put that spicy salsa on my rice. I also love using their salsa as a dip for my chip! I despise eating in a restaurant if I don’t like their salsa. Don’t get me wrong, I will still eat their salsa, especially if a friend has invited me to eat there for lunch, but I will be SMHing all during lunch.
If a restaurant salsa doesn’t have the right mix of salt (savory) and kick (peppery heat), then in my opinion, the whole kitchen might as well pack it up and go back home.
INGREDIENTS IN THE PERFECT SALSA
Award-winning salsas have the magical blend of roasted tomatoes, roasted garlic, onions, peppers, cilantro, lemon/lime juice, a splash of some kind of vinegar, and some very spicy seasonings. I don’t know which spice is the best to add, I just know it when I taste it. One restaurant in Yakima has salsa that is so good, I’ve been known to ask for the largest size of salsa they’ve got. But they’ve been skimping on me lately, so now I’m in the market for another restaurant salsa to fall in love with.
I am a member of a Facebook group that has recently given me much entertainment (and knowledge) about the inner goings of the Yakima Valley. I decided to ask the group members if they would be willing to share with me their favorite restaurants to go for salsa. Here are the results (in no particular order)!
9 Fan Favorites for the Best Restaurant Salsa in Yakima Valley
El Porton de Pepe on in Southwest Yakima
El Pastor in Southwest Yakima
El Caporal in Selah
Ay Caramba in West Valley Yakima
Taqueria La Plazitas in Zillah
Xochimilco in Union Gap
El Parrillon loco de Tom in Yakima
Los Hernandez Tamales in Union Gap (and West Valley)
Old Town Pump in Union Gap
B-R-B! My mouth is watering for some salsa and it’s killing me. Now if you’ll please excuse me, I’m going to place my Taco Tuesday food order to-go!
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