serving authentic Chile and salsa for over 3 decades

About us

We take great pride in our commitment to our customers and our products we make. This online store is designed to provide you with a simple and secure environment to order our great salsas and sauces.

Our family tradition began in 1953 in the small town of Fort Lupton, Colorado, 26 miles north of Denver. Those were the good times, when you could buy a soda pop for 10 cents, the music was 5 cents and you could get a combination plate for only $1.25! This first La Estrellita Mexican Restaurant was owned by Grandma Stella and Grandpa Sal Montoya. They closed the restaurant in 1967.

Twenty years later in 1986, their son John R. Montoya along with his family, John Jr, Ken, Steve and Gina again started the proud tradition of La Estrellita, serving “the finest Mexican food this side of Heaven.” Since then our restaurant has been awarded “Top 50 Hispanic Restaurants” by Hispanic Magazine and we still proudly serve that fine Mexican food.

In 1995, because of the enormous demand from our customers, we started bottling our salsas. We now offer Salsa, Green Vegetarian Chile and Enchilada Sauce all 100% Natural and made in Brighton Colorado.

Our salsas have been chosen as Weight Watcher’s approved: 0 Points

Denver KMGH Channel 7 has awarded our Green Chile the “Best Veggie Chile in Colorado”