Ten Favorite Phoenix Hot Sauces and Salsas

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6. Tomato Fresca and Spicy Tomatillo , Cien Agaves -- This Scottsdale taco shop may be known for its extensive selection of tequilas and gourmet tacos, but the two housemade salsas shouldn't be overlooked. The chunky Tomato Fresca is mild and refreshing while the spicier tomatillo salsa is sweet with a smoky kick. The only downside is that we ended up eating so much of the stuff, we hardly ever have room for our tacos.

5. Habanero and Salsa Verde, La Tolteca -- Next time you place an order for your giant carnitas burrito, grab an order of La Tolteca's fabulous housemade chips -- you're gonna need them to scoop up all the great stuff at the salsa bar, especially the market's salsa verde and habanero salsas. The green salsa has just the right amount of heat to liven up the mellow tomatillo and the habanero has a super-spicy kick, perfect on any of Tolteca's hearty tortas.

4. Smokey Salsa, The Mission -- If you find yourself at this upscale Scottsdale Latin restaurant, we highly advise you order the tableside guacamole, not only because it's one of the best in town but because it comes with a side of Chef Matt Carter's amazing salsa. The robust, smokey chipotle blend paired with the warm crispy chips is almost worth the $12 price tag on its own. And that's saying something.

Location Info

Los Taquitos Grill

4747 E. Elliot Road, Ahwatukee, AZ

Category: Restaurant

Casa Reynoso

3138 S. Mill Ave., Tempe, AZ

Category: Restaurant

Canteen Modern Tequila Bar - CLOSED

640 S. Mill Ave., Tempe, AZ

Category: Music

Cien Agaves Tacos & Tequila

7228 E. First Ave., Scottsdale, AZ

Category: Restaurant

The Mission

3815 N. Brown Ave., Scottsdale, AZ

Category: Restaurant

Carolina's Mexican Food

1202 E. Mohave St., Phoenix, AZ

Category: Restaurant

Los Dos Molinos

8646 S. Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ

Category: Music

La Santisima

1919 N. 16th St., Phoenix, AZ

Category: Restaurant

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