the salsa at Guadalajara Grill is the best: You get to tell the nice lady who comes to make it tableside exactly how you want it. Mild, medium or hot; with everything or hold the cilantro; more tomatillos and fewer tomatoes--it's up to you. She'll spoon in salt, garlic, chiles, onion and other vegetables to order and then smash and mash it until it's perfect. She'll make you plenty of it, too, so you can not only scoop it with chips but ladle it over everything but the flan. You'd be a fool to leave a drop.
2. Rosa's Mexican Food, 1750 E. Fort Lowell Road, 325-0362, www.rosasmexicanfood.com
3. Café Poca Cosa, 110 E. Pennington St., 622-6400