El Pinto Red Chile Sauce Medium Ingredients: Water, red chile puree (water, dried red chile pepper), sunflower oil and/or soybean oil, salt, cornstarch, garlic, glucono-delta-lactone (a natural preservative).
El Pinto Fire Roasted Chopped Green Chile Medium Ingredients: Roasted green chile, sea salt, garlic, glucono-delta-lactone (a natural preservative).
El Pinto Salsa Ingredients: Tomatoes, (Peeled Tomatoes with juice, Calcium Chloride, Citric acid), Roasted Green Chile, Jalapeno peppers, Sea Salt, Garlic.
Jack and Connie Thomas built El Pinto Restaurant in 1962. It started as a one room restaurant with just a handful of tables and a small kitchen. They built their home right by the restaurant so they could raise their family and be close to their business. Slowly the restaurant expanded and they added another room and an elegant patio where people could sit and enjoy their meal during the warm weather.
When Jim and John took over the restaurant from their parents, they expanded with more patios and a beautiful indoor garden room. The restaurant now seats over 1,200 guests at a time in our five patios, three indoor dining rooms, and a cantina. The patios can be enclosed during the winter months so the guest can still enjoy the patio and sit near a warm fire. The restaurant sits on twelve acres and it includes a 5,000 square foot manufacturing facility to produce salsa and sauces for retail. We are the largest New Mexican restaurant in the state of New Mexico.
Twin brothers Jim and John Thomas purchased the El Pinto restaurant from their parents in 1994 and continue to use the same family recipes created by their grandmother, Josephina Chavez-Griggs. To build on the success of the restaurant and to meet the strong demand for their sauces, Jim and John were motivated to produce them for retail distribution.
They started the El Pinto Foods’ salsa division in 2000, so people throughout the country could enjoy El Pinto Salsa and Green Chile Sauce at home. The brothers’ first production site consisted of a 35 gallon kettle and a pump in the kitchen. Today, El Pinto uses 120 tons of Chile a year, makes 2,000 cases a day and have the capacity to make 3-4 million jars a year in their 8,000 square foot salsa production facility which is attached to the El Pinto restaurant.