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We love that you have found us and stopped by. Read below about the family business of Chef Eloy's Kickin' Salsa and where you can find our fresh salsas!
Who would have thought a 50+ year family recipe would turn into such a huge success!
Follow us along as we take you through the years........
Eloy Carrera is the creator of Chef Eloy’s ‘Kickin’ Salsas.
Chef Eloy’s career in the food industry started back in 1968 when he and his late wife, Adela, opened a Latin American Restaurant called "El Tango” in McLean, VA. They later moved the business to the Adams Morgan area of Washington, DC in 1970 and re-named the restaurant
“Carlos Gardel” after the famous Argentine singer.
This is when Chef Eloy's salsa recipes were created.
Sadly, Eloy and Adela decided to leave the restaurant business in 1986, but customers continued to track Eloy down for his salsa! Chef Eloy knew he had a product that would be a hit and started expanding his recipes. In 2001, Chef Eloy began selling at local farmers’ market. In 2003, his daughter, Sandra Stickovitch, jumped on board and now 20 years later, Chef Eloy’s salsas have been a staple product at many farmers markets, festivals, specialty stores, and homes in Northern Virginia and is a successful family business.
Chef Eloy and his late wife, Adela, have worked in the food industry together since 1968.
All fresh Salsas are made within 24 hours of each market date
This one is full of flavor and easy on the heat. Substitute the ketchup for salsa and your foods will thank you for it!
This one has the best of both worlds- heat AND flavor! Add this to your burgers, eggs-delicious!
This is the trifecta-heat, flavor and sweetness with bits of fresh mango-how can you resist! This one is great for fish or pork!
Not for the faint of heart! The flavor is packed in this one even with all of the heat-not like your typical 'hot' salsa that loses all of its flavor -our is packed with heat AND flavor! We love to add this one to our chili!
This is a fun one! Full of vibrant flavors with black beans, fresh corn and our signature flavors and finished up with a hint of lime juice-who can resist? Another great one to add to fish or put it in your salad!
Yes, you read that correct-Banana Salsa! Chef Eloy loves bananas-he has had one everyday with his breakfast since he was a child. He decided to experiment with adding freshly ripened bananas to his salsa and the flavors work beautifully together! Great to add on top of fish!
All salsas must be refrigerated to ensure freshness.
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