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Gomez Salsa

107 East 12th Street, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202 USA

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Wed 11a-10p
  • Independent
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Pet Friendly
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • No Public Restrooms
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“Food & Drink in Cincinnati, OH”

Gomez Salsa began in the small town of Brownsville, Texas where the best taco of my life was assembled by my abuelita (grandmother), Oralia Gomez. She also hand-chopped the most authentic salsa I’ve ever encountered, which my father made weekly for our family. From them, I learned to make salsa the way they did and began producing and selling Gomez Salsa around the Cincinnati area.

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Reviewed by
Natalie Akers

  • Road Warrior
  • 371 Reviews
  • 109 Helpful
October 16, 2014

If I could choose to order one meal from Cincinnati before I die, it would hands-down be a barbacoa turtle from Gomez Salsa. These people are not messing around. It's the only late-night place and it's a take-out window. Do not come here after dark without expecting to meet the werewolves of Japps. You will wait for at least 20 minutes, in which case you can always head next door to Halfcut and ask them to deliver (most expert move in city). If you're confused about which salsa to get... I suggest the Gomez + Salsa Verdes or the really really spicy one.

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Reviewed by
Abe Lincoln

  • 126 Reviews
  • 16 Helpful
December 14, 2014

This is some of the best drunk food in Cincinnati, but it's the kind of food that's still delicious when you're sober. I only wish they had a place to sit down (instead of it being just a window) and more hours.

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Reviewed by
Joezuka

  • 83 Reviews
  • 9 Helpful
November 4, 2014

Best street food I had in America..I had the 'Cowboy' special. Messy to eat, but very very tasty!

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Reviewed by
Ross Bertsch

  • Foodie
  • 29 Reviews
  • 31 Helpful
September 11, 2014

Do yourself a favor and skip Bakersfield, grab some tacos/turtle from Gomez Salsa and take them next door to Halfcut to enjoy with some beers. I had 2 carnitas tacos and a 'turtle' which is similar to a crunchwrap supreme only with delicious fresh ingredients. It's literally a hole-in-the-wall place, no seating so its take out only. Definitely stop by here and try it out if it's open - my only gripe is they are only open thurs-sat!

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Reviewed by
Ken Valuska

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  • 575 Reviews
  • 152 Helpful
July 29, 2016

Gomez Salsa is the best late-night food in OTR... but this is no secret, so the lines are always VERY long, as well as the wait for your food after you order. They do have a really nice app for ordering, so that might be your best bet.

Either way - fantastic food - get a turtle!

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Reviewed by
Christopher Warren

  • Road Warrior
  • 134 Reviews
  • 3 Helpful
July 7, 2016

This place gets a lot of hype, so I had to try it. I got a turtle with tofu and chips with the pineapple salsa. The tofu wasn't that great sadly. I think it would have been better with their barbacoa. The pineapple salsa was fresh and packed a major bite. It was good, but still not sure what all the hype's about. I'll give 'em another try and get some real meat next time.

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Reviewed by
Todd Mowbray

  • Road Warrior
  • 190 Reviews
  • 144 Helpful
August 12, 2015

Huge fan of their turtles and have heard amazing things about the breakfast turtles they now serve on Sunday mornings. For sure one of my favorite spots in OTR.

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James Fisher

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  • 481 Reviews
  • 348 Helpful
June 13, 2015

Pretty damn amazing. Not to be missed!

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Gomez Salsa

107 East 12th Street
Cincinnati, Ohio
45202 USA

Hours

Open now until 10:00 pm
  • Tue, Wed: 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
  • Thu: 11:00 am - 2:00 am
  • Fri, Sat: 11:00 am - 3:00 am
  • Sun: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

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  • Independent
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Pet Friendly
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • No Public Restrooms
  • Street Parking

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