Salsa Shootout

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Salsa Competition

Does your salsa have Texas sized taste? If so, come see how your recipe stacks up against the competition in the Salsa Shootout.

To register, simply fill out a Salsa Shootout Entry Form (PDF) and submit it with your payment to the Parks and Recreation Department. Entries are $10 per category for individuals and free for restaurants with a chip donation!

People's Choice

Sign up to sample your salsa to festival attendees and be eligible to win the People's Choice award! Salsa sampling will take place. Additional instructions are included on the event entry form.


Categories for judging are:

  • Individual Hot
  • Individual Mild
  • Individual Non-Traditional
  • People's Choice
  • Restaurant Hot
  • Restaurant Mild
  • Restaurant Non-Traditional

Don't miss this opportunity to show off your culinary skills and take home the prize for best salsa in the Metroplex!

Interested in being a salsa judge? Email the festival staff to volunteer your taste buds!

2018 Salsa Shootout Results

Congratulations to all of our 2018 Salsa Shootout winners!

Peoples Choice

  • Jacqueline Hernandez

Individual Mild

  • 1st - Richard Linn
  • 2nd - Jeanie Brown

Individual Hot

  • 1st - Melody Werry
  • 2nd - Richard Linn

Individual Non-Traditional

  • 1st - Sandra Long/Lori Ludway
  • 2nd - Jeannie Brown

Restaurant Mild

  • 1st - OMG Tacos
  • 2nd - Mi Cocina
  • Restaurant Hot
    • 1st - Angelinas
    • 2nd - Abuelos

Restaurant Non-Traditional

  • 1st - Flor Hispanic Cocina
  • 2nd - Abuelos


Want to sponsor the Salsa Shootout at Liberty By The Lake? Check out our online sponsorship packet and application to find out how you can get involved. Your logo could be prominently featured here!