REVIEW: Fresco the Authentic Mexican Sauce

I like to think of this sauce as the Sister of Guapo. If you remember all the videos I did with Guapo, also an authentic Mexican Sauce, you will remember that I took it on the road with me to a bunch of states- DE, NJ, NY, OH and LA. I tried it along with other people, including my Parents with a lot, and I mean a lot of different products. It seemed to be a garlic sauce that went with just about anything, including dessert. Yes, it did. So when I was contacted by the good people of Guapo, I was delighted to hear they had 2 new products to have us review.

Fresco is the first of the two new products, and Bravo is the other. Out of Pittsburgh, PA, Joanne & Luis Guerrero are the faces behind Colibri Artisan Mexican Sauces. About their products it says on their website, “Colibri Artisan Mexican Sauces are made in small batches from only the finest quality ingredients in order to maintain their authentic flavor. Our sauces are 100% natural, free of artificial preservatives, flavors, colors, have zero trans fat, and are Vegan and Gluten Free.

Our review team is Xero, G and yours truly. Here we go…




Colibri Artisan Mexican Sauces
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21 thoughts on “REVIEW: Fresco the Authentic Mexican Sauce

  • April 5, 2011 at 6:26 pm

    I want to add this important fact to this review. Having this sauce cold makes a HUGE difference in taste. Room temperature as I shared it with others definitely not a good approach. Thanks Wendy on that key insight. :_retarded:

  • April 5, 2011 at 6:49 pm

    I made the guacamole for a party a couple of nights later and everyone ate it up. Its all gone now.

  • April 5, 2011 at 7:17 pm

    Hi All! It’s the good people at Guapo! We just watched the reviews for Fresco. OK, here it is…. Yes, you have to like cilantro to like Fresco. If you do not like cilantro, likely, you will not like Fresco… It is a Cilantro sauce. I think that you should try it with fish or shrimp…. It is more geared to seafood perhaps than beef or chicken. It is also a great veggie dip- Please remember, just becasue it is a “Mexican” sauce doesn’t mean that you HAVE to use it with what people in the US think of as stereotypical “Mexican” food. People in Mexico eat a variety of food and many things that are “Tex-Mex” here in the US, do not exist in Mexico. My husband is from Mexico, born and raised. He has only been living in the US for 7 years…. This is a regional sauce from central Mexico, and I assure you it is a true Mexican Sauce. We’re really happy that you guys reviewed Fresco!!! Hopefully everyone will go out and get some at Whole Foods and try it for themselves!!! Joanne and Luis

  • April 5, 2011 at 7:31 pm

    Thank you Joanne and Luis for your input. I love Mexican food, so it was a pairing I wanted to try. I will give it ago on some shrimps or crab next. I thought because of the mayo like quality and delicate balance it might be good on a turkey sandwich/pita/wrap.

  • April 5, 2011 at 7:34 pm

    That’s great!! Fresco really does go well with veggies and dips- Glad that you enjoy it with Guac. Fresco has all the traditional ingredients for a great guacamole starter… 🙂 Glad it worked!

  • April 5, 2011 at 7:38 pm

    Yeah! Give that a try- People have been mixing it with tuna instead of mayo for a tuna salad sandwich… It is defo not like Guapo in respect for the beef n chicken. I agree that some of the Mexican dishes that we usually think of might not work best with Fresco… Some will though… We like Fish Tacos with Fresco. Also try it with a plain white rice… 🙂

  • April 6, 2011 at 1:20 am

    I will have to check this out. I love the flavor of cilantro and serranos. Hopefully they have this at the Whole Foods near me.

  • April 6, 2011 at 12:52 pm

    I’d LOVE to try this…wish I didn’t have to buy 1/2 case.

  • April 6, 2011 at 2:20 pm

    I agree. For those that might not have a store like Whole Foods around, buying a half case seems a little outlandish.


  • April 6, 2011 at 6:22 pm

    Yeah, thanks for clearing that up. I am not an authority on Mexican sauces but I do know that the food of Mexico varies greatly from one region to the next, and I’ve never seen anything like it here. Granted this is New Mexico, but you cant deny the influence. Even though I didnt like it straight, its all gone.

  • April 6, 2011 at 7:28 pm

    It is crazy how many diff flavors there are in Mexico. Northern Mexico flavor is much more of the kind of food you would have in Colorado and Arizona, New Mexico etc. Central Mexico and especially the Yucatan Peninsula (Mayan area) have awesome flavors that are so unique- It’s such an awesome country for food!!! 🙂 I’m glad that even thought you weren’t the biggest fan of cilantro, that you still found some things to enjoy the sauce with! Thanks so much for your review- Joanne

  • April 6, 2011 at 7:29 pm

    Can you get to a Whole Foods in Mod-Atlantic area? If not, we have a “sample” pack that is one of each sauce… you might want to try that. We don’t sell individual bottles on the internet so that we can offer free shipping-

  • April 6, 2011 at 10:54 pm

    Does St. Louis fall within the Mid-Atlantic area that you speak of?

  • April 6, 2011 at 11:01 pm

    No problemo :_toastbeer:

  • April 7, 2011 at 10:22 am

    No, it ends at the Louisville store. It is the farthest West store in the Mid-Atlantic region.

  • April 7, 2011 at 12:46 pm

    I love serrano peppers, my wife loves cilantro….might have to give this a try.

  • April 7, 2011 at 6:23 pm

    Bummer. I guess I will pass on this until I venture east later on this year. I don’t really think people should have to buy a half case or sampler pack.

  • April 7, 2011 at 8:40 pm

    Ryan, let me just say that with no shipping, I think the 3 sauces are well worth the $20 purchase, as you will see in the next review for the Bravo. If you come to Peppers at the Beach with Scott, I will bring a bottle of each for you to try.

  • April 7, 2011 at 10:15 pm

    I most likely won’t be coming to PATB this year. We all know the situation I’m in. Just bad timing, I guess. But, I thought about it and I will most likely buy the sample pack. The worst thing that could happen is that I don’t like them.

    The only thing that I have concern is what if I only like one of the three. I am not going to buy a half case of one sauce. I think they should have the option to buy a single bottle with added shipping. Just sayin’.

  • April 7, 2011 at 10:18 pm

    I understand. Did you ever see the Guapo videos? You might get a smile at watching them see all the food we tried the sauce out on. Just click on Guapo from the top paragraph. You wouldn’t want to try just one is all I am saying.

  • April 7, 2011 at 10:23 pm

    Yeah, I watched them. The ice cream sandwich was a daring feat to take on and I kinda got hungry when you all were eating it on some Deano’s. haha. I really liked watching your parents try it, as well.

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