It all started when Mark and I moved back to Enid after a stint on the West Coast. Glad to be back in Enid with family, one thing we did miss was good Mexican food! And so, despite a lack of restaurant experience, we opened Maria Rae’s. After several years, we decided to sell the restaurant so we could be more available for our children’s activities. The new owners tried their best but were unable to carry on the legacy.
After a few years and many repeated requests for Maria Rae’s salsa, we brought back the recipes without reopening the restaurant. We chose instead to bottle and sell the salsa. Every day I’d load up my car with as much salsa as I could carry and go to grocery stores to sell our salsas.
Enid has been such an amazing place to start because the community has been very supportive and very loyal; they like it and they buy it! Now, Maria Rae’s has expanded to grocery stores throughout Oklahoma, and gifts shops in the region carry it as a local favorite!
Today, we offer three salsa, tortilla chips imported from Canada and three different seasoning packets, and to our joy Maria Rae’s continues to be a success.
As the great-granddaughter of the Oklahoma ranch cook Maria Rae, it is my privilege to share with you the freshest salsa made from the finest ingredients available today.
We use original recipes passed down through my family for generations – Maria Rae would want it that way!
What Makes Us Unique
Maria Rae’s Salsas are uniquely different!
No added sugars
- Natural sugars are part of nature’s contribution to the freshness and full favor of our salsas. Maria Rae’s uses nature’s goodness and adds nothing extra!
- More people than ever are removing glutens from their staple diets, and with Maria Rae’s you don’t have to sacrifice flavor!
- Maintain the integrity of your recipes without changing the acidic content that other salsa’s may bring.
- Taste the true, fresh ingredients – not the vinegar which conceals other salsa’s real flavors.
Maria Rae’s Salsa & Chips were recently selected at one of the “100 Oklahoma Foods To Try Before You Die” (3 January, 2007; Daily Oklahoman).
Maria Rae’s Level 1 and Level 2 salsa twice won top honors as the Best Salsa at the Peppe Fest Salsa Contest in Blanchard, OK.