Mateo’s Gourmet Salsa

Last Updated on May 1, 2023

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We are a salsa-loving household. I always keep a few jars on my spare pantry shelf in the basement. I use salsa not only on taco and nacho nights but also in scrambled eggs or omelets and in breakfast burritos. Chips and salsa can also make for a nice snack or part of a light lunch.

Our go-to salsa right now is the Aldi Casa Mamita Small Batch Restaurant Style Salsa. It has good flavor and a nice consistency that isn’t too chunky like a lot of standard store-bought salsas.

Another salsa brand that my family has found to be good and not chunky is Mateo’s Gourmet Salsa. Mateo’s is operated by Andrew Robbins, a native of Dallas, Texas. His father is a salsa fan but wasn’t happy with existing options in stores, so he created his own recipe. The family recipe is now available for purchase in stores including Walmart, Safeway, Costco, Albertsons, H-E-B, Publix, and Sprouts Farmers Market.

And occasionally, you can buy Mateo’s Gourmet Salsa at Aldi as a limited-time special.

Mateo's Gourmet Salsa

Mateo’s Gourmet Salsa cost $4.32 for a 16-ounce jar at the time of publication. That’s the same price it goes for at Walmart at the time of writing, so you’re not necessarily getting a better deal at Aldi. Given the fact that this isn’t an Aldi-exclusive brand, that’s not surprising.

This is an Aldi Find, so it’s only at Aldi for a short time. Each store gets one shipment, and after that sells out, it’s gone until next time. Aldi does not offer online ordering for products that are not in stock at your local store. So if you want this salsa and it’s not at Aldi, you’ll have to look for it at another retailer such as Walmart.

This is distributed by Andrew Robbins Holdings LLC out of Frisco, Texas, part of the Dallas-Forth Worth metro area.

Mateo's Gourmet Salsa

Ingredients for mild salsa on the left, medium salsa on the right. (Click to enlarge.)

The salsa at Aldi comes in two varieties: mild or medium. Mateo’s website states that medium is the “original.” They sell some other varieties such as hot and cantina style, but I haven’t seen those at Aldi.

Ingredients for both salsas are tomatoes, water, jalapeno peppers, dehydrated garlic, salt, cilantro, red wine vinegar, spice, and lemon juice concentrate.

These have about 16 two-tablespoons servings per jar. One serving has 10 calories, no fat or cholesterol, 210 mg of sodium (9% DV), 2 grams of total carbohydrates (1% DV), 1 or less than 1 gram of total sugars, and no added sugars.

Mateo's Gourmet Salsa

Nutrition information for mild salsa on the left, medium salsa on the right. (Click to enlarge.)

These salsas are winners in my household. They have a thinner consistency than a lot of store-bought salsa, but these are not overly thin by any means. They have a flavor and texture that is very similar to the salsas that get plunked down with baskets of chips on our tables at our favorite Mexican restaurants. These are flavorful and much better than a lot of the forgettable store brands out there on grocery shelves.

The mild is as promised and is not spicy. The medium doesn’t have a lot of heat either, so if you don’t like salsa with a lot of kick, the medium might still be okay.

If you like salsa, these are well worth picking up when you happen to find them at Aldi.

The Verdict:

Mateo’s Gourmet Salsa comes in mild or medium (original) varieties at Aldi, although it’s not exclusive to Aldi. This is a good quality salsa that is nicely blended and doesn’t have large chunks of tomato, onion, or bell pepper. We like the flavor and consistency, and it reminds us of restaurant salsa. We always pick up a jar or two when Aldi stocks it.

About Rachael

Rachael is the Co-founder of Aldi Reviewer. When she isn't busy shopping at Aldi, she enjoys cooking, gardening, writing gothic romance, and collecting more houseplants than she probably should. You can learn more about her at rachaelsjohnston.com.

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