Salsa is traditionally a combination of chilies, tomatoes and other spices that can be traced to the Aztecs, Mayans and Incas. This May, many Americans will celebrate the Mexican holiday Cinco De Mayo with tacos, salsa and cerveza so we searched for the perfect dip for your chip. Here’s our take on some local favorites. ¡Buen apetito!

Kick  Veggies    Texture  Freshness      Overall             Comments

Mary’s Downtown 4 4 3 4 4 Bold flavor with lots of fresh veggie chunks
Publix 2.5 3 3 3.5 3 The mango salsa is amazing
Chili’s 1 2 3 3 2 Bonus: chips and salsa are free in the bar area!
Fiesta Azteca 3 2 2 3 2.5 Fresh ingredients with a little spicy kick
Cantina Dos Amigos 2 3 2.5 3 3 With more than 20 years in Brevard they’re doing salsa right

Ratings:

1 fair

2 good

3 very good

4 excellent

Mary’s Downtown, Available at Downtown Produce Market & More, Doubles Beachside and special order

www.marysdowntownsalsa.com

Publix

www.publix.com

Chili’s

www.chilis.com

Fiesta Azteca, Melbourne

www.fiestaazteca.com

Cantina Dos Amigos, Indialantic and Satellite Beach

www.cantinadosamigo.com