I like both Mexican and Tex-Mex food. But when I go
to a mexican restaurant I find that the salsa they
serve can often make or break my dining experience.
Authentic mexican "salsa" is nothing like the
ketchupy conconction most gringos are accustomed to.
I like that true mexican tomato-onion-cilanto-lime-
juice-jalapeno combination (salsa mexicana) that is
often called pico de gallo. But there are lots of
variations that can be good, as long as they're not
the ketchup-with-dried-chilis you often get.
One of the best salsas I've had in the city is
at Rosa's Place (at 8th and 48th in midtown; no
connection to Rosa Mexicano as far as I know.)
This is truly a wonderful, spicy, flavorful salsa.
(The only problem is, the chips they serve it with
are sometimes a bit stale! :( ).
Does anybody know of other mexican restaurants in
Manhattan with great salsa ?