I Really Enjoyed Mateo’s Gourmet Salsa from Costco

Costco is selling jars of Mateo’s Gourmet Salsa and I think it is delicious. This is a Medium Heat salsa with the cute tagline, “Not Responsible For Obsession” and the salsa is good enough to give credence to the warning!

Keep reading to see if this is the right salsa for you!

Mateos Gourmet Salsa at Costco

Nutrition and Ingredients

Let’s take a closer look at what you get with this jar of salsa.

Nutrition Facts

You get 32 ounces of salsa per jar.  One serving is two tablespoons and there are about 32 servings per jar.

The nutritional facts for a single serving are:

  • Calories: 10
  • Fat: 0g (0% DV)
  • Cholesterol: 0mg (0% DV)
  • Sodium: 210mg (9% DV)
  • Carbohydrates: 2g (1% DV)
  • Protein: 0g

Mateos Salsa Nutrition

Ingredient List

The salsa has the following ingredients:

  • Tomatoes
  • Water
  • Jalapeno peppers
  • Garlic
  • Salt
  • Cilantro
  • Red wine vinegar
  • Spices
  • Lemon juice concentrate

The back of the label indicates that this salsa is “Medium Hot”.

Taste Test!

The salsa has a wonderfully complex flavor profile and tastes suspiciously like the salsa that is served with Costco’s Chicken Quesadillas from the deli.  The best words to describe the flavor are earthy and bright, two terms that are not usually used together.

The tomatoes, peppers, garlic and cilantro give the salsa an full bodied earthy flavor while the vinegar and lemon juice follow along and brighten up the profile.

The texture of the salsa is thick but it is absolutely not chunky.

The salsa is labeled as “Medium Heat” but the heat level is actually pretty mild.  What I found intriguing is that while most Mild salsas are incredibly bland, this mild salsa is full bodied, complex and absolutely delicious.

Mateos does offer a “Hot” gourmet salsa but that one is still pretty mild as well.  If you are looking for a spicy salsa then give the Kirkland Signature Salsa a try.

Mateos Salsa on a tortilla chip

I think this salsa is great and I will be buying it again.  I like this salsa much better than Trader Joe’s Salsa Autentica.

Costco Value

I bought the 32 ounce bottle of this salsa at Costco for $5.99 which works out to a cost of $0.187 per ounce.

You can buy a 16 ounce bottle of the same salsa at Target for $3.99 which works out to a cost of $0.249 per ounce.

This means that you will save $0.062 per ounce (24%) when you purchase the larger bottle at Costco.

Cost of Mateos Salsa at Costco


Good morning and welcome to the site dedicated to helping you find great products at Costco and other stores! My name is David Somerville and these are hands on reviews of products that I have bought and used or am seriously considering purchasing. I do most of my shopping at the Costco in Baton Rouge, Louisiana but will check out any other Costco warehouses I find while travelling. Please get in touch with any questions and let me know of any great products that deserved to be featured in this blog!

3 thoughts on “I Really Enjoyed Mateo’s Gourmet Salsa from Costco

  1. The manufacturers of this product are ambiguous in their full disclosure of the ingredients. They call out “spices”, but are dishonest about the cumin in their recipe. Hence, the strong taste of cumin overshadows the cilantro. I would not recommend a product when its producers are not forthright and hide the list of all the ingredients. I specifically dislike a strong taste of cumin, and this salsa definitely is overpowering with the flavor of cumin. If I had known they are using cumin I would not have bought this product. Will never buy a Mateo’s salsa again! Very disappointed. I noticed others have also commented on the taste of cumin on Amazon, so I’m sure the sales of C.F. Saucer Company will falter very quickly. Honesty is the best policy, Founder of Mateo’s; Mr. Andrew Robbins!!!

  2. I am wondering why I haven’t found Mateo’s salsa at Costco? It has such great reviews! I like the fact that it goes well with Keto! It is delicious! Pls. restock at Costco! Thanks

  3. I couldn’t figure out for the life of me on why the salsa didn’t taste right to me, surprisingly to me I just heard cumin is it and if that’s true we’ll that explains it. The cumin to me doesn’t gel right to me with all the other ingredients. Now whatever it is it just doesn’t go with me. Ill go as far Red gold tasting better.

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