Fresh Tableside Salsa

One of the most unique experiences you will have at Guadalajara’s Grill & Tequila Bar is our salsa. At other Mexican restaurants, you may get boring, predictable salsa from a can or jar. When you dine at Guads, our Salseras will prepare your salsa tableside, using only local, fresh ingredients. Once you experience our delicious salsa, you won’t want to settle for anything less.

Not only will you enjoy delicious salsa and warm tortilla chips while you wait for your meal, but you will also have a delightful experience that only Guads can provide. Our tableside Salseras are just one of the many elements that make us a lively and exciting dining destination. From flaming fajitas lit at your table to perfectly blended margaritas and signature drinks, you will not forget your night out at Guadalajara’s Grill & Tequila Bar.

The Salsera

Our Salseras make us the most unique Mexican restaurant in Tucson. Dressed in traditional Mexican attire, our Salseras make your salsa to fit your tastes. You get to watch them mix your salsa right by your table, so you know it is fresh. Let your Salsera know what ingredients you want and what level of spice you prefer and they will accommodate you.

Besides the food itself, our Salseras contribute to the unique ambiance of our Mexican restaurant. Their colorful wardrobe and friendly demeanor help take your experience to the next level. Experience our outstanding customer service for yourself when you visit one of our two Tucson locations.

A cartoon of a smiling salsera
A table with all the ingredients we use to make our fresh tableside salsa

How We Do It Fresh

Our fresh, local ingredients set us apart from the competition. When you dine with us, you know you are getting the best quality Mexican food. This is true for every aspect of our menu.

We pride ourselves on being different from other Mexican restaurants that serve cheap, bland food and salsa. Our salsa is one of the main attractions, not simply an opening to your meal. We accomplish this by choosing only the best ingredients and mixing them together right in front of you. We want you to experience this for yourself, which is why the first bowl of our premium salsa is on us!

Learn more about our top-notch ingredients:

Fire-roasted tomatoes in a bowl on a red tablecloth

Fire-Roasted Tomatoes

We roast fresh tomatoes onsite daily, then mix them with a blend of dry chilies to create our delicious salsa base. Our Salseras then add other ingredients to customize your salsa to your tastes. You know it is fresh because of its deep red color and refreshing flavor.
Minced garlic in a bowl on a red tablecloth


Every ingredient in our recipe contributes to the scrumptious final result. Roasted garlic adds a depth of flavor to your tableside salsa. This mixes with the tomatoes, onions, and cilantro to create an amazing flavor.
Fresh diced onions in a bowl, a key ingredient in our salsa


Diced onions add texture and flavor to the mix. As with all of our other vegetables, these are always fresh and delicious. You will be able to taste the difference between onions diced on site and onions that are pre-mixed into canned or jarred salsa.
Dried red chilies in a bowl on a red tablecloth

Red Chiles

We use a mix of red and green chilies in our salsa base. In addition, we can add red chili flakes to create an even hotter tableside mix. Our Salseras are always willing to help you customize your experience, so let us know if you prefer mild, medium, or spicy.
Tomatillos in a bowl, an ingredient that adds extra flavor to our salsa

Green Chiles

Adding diced green chili peppers helps build texture and heat. These are crisp and sliced in-house, not added to the salsa ahead of time. We also have roasted tomatillos, mashed tableside by our Salseras, to take your salsa to the next level.
Fresh cilantro in a bowl on a red tablecloth

Fresh Cilantro

A great recipe for salsa is not complete without cilantro. Our Salseras add fresh cilantro and mix it right in front of you. At Guadalajara’s Grill & Tequila Bar, we always source the best cilantro and add the perfect amount to suit your tastes.


Don’t just take our word for it. Order below and let our Salseras make you a delicious salsa and Mexican meal you won’t soon forget.