Casa Mamita Restaurant Style Salsa

Americanized Mexican food is, like Americanized Chinese food, an ever-popular option for people looking to eat out on a Friday night. For times when you can’t or don’t want to eat out, grocers are more than happy to stock ample supplies to make your own dishes, some of them even branded by restaurants themselves.

Aldi keeps a pretty good Mexican-style lineup across its frozen, refrigerated, and dry shelves. The everyday Regular Buy options are solid in and of themselves, but Aldi also rotates in some fun Special Buys from time to time.

Salsa is a major part of the Aldi inventory. On the Regular Buy front, Aldi stocks a serviceable, if unspectacular Pace imitation in Casa Mamita Chunky Salsa, along with varied fresh salsas in the refrigerated section. On the Special Buy (ALDI Find) front, we’ve seen both fresh and jarred salsas: we’ve previously reviewed the likes of Specially Selected Mild Mango Peach Salsa and Casa Mamita Chipotle Lime Salsa, and we’ve tasted many of Aldi’s other salsas.

Here we take a look at an ALDI Find in a jar.

Casa Mamita Restaurant Style SalsaCasa Mamita Restaurant Style Salsa, at the time we bought it, came in a large 24-ounce jar for $1.89, which is a lot cheaper than restaurant-style salsas we’ve purchased elsewhere. It came in only one spice level, medium. (As a side note, we almost couldn’t find it at our local Aldi before spotting it on an endcap by the cash register on our way out, so check around if you see it in the ad but not in the store.)

On the outside, it doesn’t look all that different from the Regular Buy Casa Mamita Chunky Salsa … but there definitely is a difference on the inside. We weren’t sure how easily we’d find restaurant taste in a jar, but this stuff comes awfully close, with a mix of flavors, and a texture, that isn’t far off the pace from some of the local restaurants we’ve visited. We think it compares favorably to the On the Border jarred salsa, marketed by the restaurant of the same name, that is sold in grocers, and we found the Aldi restaurant salsa to have a more even consistency. We’d like it even more if there were mild and hot versions, too, but all things considered we’re rather impressed.

Nutritionally, there aren’t too many surprises. The salsa has ingredients you expect in salsa, and it is low in calories and a bit high in sodium, like most salsas.

Casa Mamita Restaurant Style Salsa

Nutrition information. Click to enlarge.

The Verdict:

If the aim of this is to produce a decent imitation of a restaurant salsa, it does the job rather nicely. Casa Mamita Restaurant Style Salsa is the real deal, and we think it’s respectable enough to serve at whatever large gatherings you might have. We wish it came in more than just medium heat, and we also wish this was a year-round product rather than a limited-stock ALDI Find, but we’re glad to have what we’ve got. Recommended.

About Joshua

Joshua is the Editor-in-Chief of Aldi Reviewer. He is also a writer and novelist. You can learn more about him at www.joshuaajohnston.com.

6 Comments

  1. Very nice sauce. I can eat some hot . but I love mild and I’ll give it a 10***** it stays mild goes sown mild don’t burn after

  2. We have purchased this product and are not happy with it. After opening and putting in fridge when we went back to use it a couple of weeks later it was full of mold. This has happened twice in the last month. Will not be purchasing this product again.

  3. Colette Weston

    It is the best salsa I have in ages. I love it! Aldi was out of it last time I went and only had the chunky. I was very disappointed. I was craving it! ALDI please keep having the restaurant style salsa. I went through an entire bottle in one week all by myself!

  4. I also wish this salsa were an everyday offering. It’s my favorite store-bought salsa ever. I don’t like chunky salsa at all, so a do-able alternative to me is blitzing a jar of the chunky salsa with an immersion blender.

  5. Casa Mamita is a very good salsa and you can’t beat the price. At the Aldi store I shop at it’s only $1.19 and always in stock. Paired with the Clancy’s torrtilla chips($0.89) and you have a party in your mouth.(and your wallet)

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