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Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Salsa?

“Salsa” translates literally as “sauce”, and encompasses a wide variety of forms. When most Americans speak of Salsa, they are typically referring to a condiment made with tomatoes, onions and chiles.


Is Salsa Healthy?

Salsa is a healthful addition to a balanced diet. Salsas are low in calories and contain little or no fat. Many of the ingredients contain vitamins and minerals. Tomatoes, chiles and cilantro contain Vitamins A & C. Some ingredients, like tomatoes, contribute potassium & lycopene.


Is Mateo's Vegan?

It isn’t certified but yes Mateo’s would be considered vegan as its made with all plant products and doesn’t contain any meat or animal byproducts. There could be one possible exception with the Hatch Chile as it contains Sugar and some sugar is created using Bone Char.


So, in short - we know that the Mild, Med, Hot, Habanero, and Cantina are vegan and there is the possibility that the Hatch Chile is not as some refined sugar is not vegan.


How are Salsas used?

Salsas are poured over eggs, fajitas, seafood stews, boiled potatoes, grilled beef and roast chicken, used as dips for tortillas, tacos and breads, and as toppings for quesadillas, enchiladas & antojitos (snacks)


What is the Shelf life on a jar of Mateo's?

Mateo’s Gourmet Salsas have a shelf life of 2 years from the production date during which time they are at their best quality flavor. The jars are shelf stable.



How long does Mateo's Last after opening?

It depends. There are many factors out of our control that determine shelf life after opening. If all of the following criteria are met:

                1. The product is not allowed to warm to room temperature

                2. Headspace in the jar is minimized

                3. Product is not cross contaminated with other food or utensils

Generally speaking, the product should be good for 2 weeks after opening.




Where is Mateo's produced?

Lewisville, TX



What are the "spices" in Mateo's listed on the label?

Cumin



Where do I find the Best By Date and Lot Code?

Mateo’s Gourmet Salsas have a shelf life of 2 years from the production date during which time they are at their best quality flavor. The jars are shelf stable.



Is Mateo's Kosher?

No. Mateo's is not certified Kosher.

Is Mateo's Gluten-Free

Yes. Mateo's is Gluten-Free



Is Mateo's GMO-Free?

Yes. Mateo’s is GMO-Free. However, we are not verified by the Non-GMO Project.



Does Mateo's contain Onions?

Cantina Style contains onions. All other varieties do not contain onions.



Should Mateo's be refrigerated after opening?

Yes. To protect the great flavor and wholesome ingredients, Mateo's should be refrigerated after opening.



Is Salsa OK on a Keto Diet?

Salsa is Keto Friendly and packs a flavor punch without adding a ton of sodium and sugar. Mateo's Mild, Medium and Hot contains no added sugar and only has 2g of Carbohydrates per serving.



Do you offer coupons?

Mateo's does not offer coupons. We do, however, frequently promote with our retail partners so sale prices may be offered to you at the store.


Can I call Mateo's Salsa?

Our Toll-Free Number is 1-(800)-927-1857