Where to start, words cannot explain the feeling you will feel after you experience true spiritual guidance from Sal. I went to El Indio Botanica with my best friend, we were both seeking answers and guidance and we were hoping Sal could help us with that. The vibe in the room was great, very positive and inviting. We had been warned about the wait time, it did take a while, but the hours went by so fast. Meeting and getting to know everyone, their experiences and Journey that brought them to visit Sal. Overall environment was great, especially for our first time….. Now we are regulars at the Botanica. If you plan on going by yourself, or if you are a shy person, please bring a book or something to keep yourself entertained and a charger for your mobile devices. If you don’t want to wait you can always pay extra for a private reading [private $100.00 and regular $25.00]. There are also a few good spots to eat and a liquor store within walking distance of the Botanica. Parking can be a little tricky; you can bring coins to feed the meter or park in the residential area and walk to the Botanica. The area is nice and we haven’t had any problems with walking around or leaving the car in the residential area. Now as far as Sal’s services, he offers reading [consultations], cleansings and jobs. During the reading he uses cards to invoke your energy and will read them as they come. He guides, gives insight and a solution in your best interest. He is a kindred spirit, very compassionate, caring, understanding, direct, crazy funny and one of the most loving people you will ever meet!! His guidance has helped me so much. I feel so much better about myself, I have seen changes in my life at home, at work and with my health and yes it’s all positive. I know what you're thinking… Ok, that sounds great but is this too good to be true? Is Sal legit? YES!!! Sal is accurate, direct, gives exact details, including names, provides solutions to resolve your situation, and leaves you walking out of his office in tears. He knows. He will not only become your spiritual companion but he will be a friend for life. He genuinely cares about people and will do everything in his power to help you. The cleansing and jobs are a little more of a unique case by case experience. Sonia does the cleansing for me; however Sal and Milagros can also provide cleanses. The outcome of your reading will dictate what kind of cleanses you are in need of as well as if you require any jobs. I really can’t get into very much detail in regards to the cleanings and the jobs because they are unique to each person, however I can say that they have been working great for me. I hope I provided some insight to the services and the experience I had at El Indio. I know that if you are in need of spiritual guidance, Sal can really help you. So stop thinking about it and just go in and get a reading done…… if Sal doesn’t blow your mind then think about it this way you’re out a few hours and 25 bucks but if he does and he will, it can change your life!
I was fortunate enough to have met Salvador, Manuel, and Milagro at Botanica El Indio many years (and two locations) ago when I was referred to Botanica El Indio by word-of-mouth. In 1998, I was on a directionless search for spiritual advisors because up until meeting my El Indio "family", I had only vague, inaccurate, incomplete, stereotypical, and otherwise mostly self-taught knowledge of true mediums. And during my quest, I've come across many self-proclaimed and self-glorified, so-called spiritual mediums and phony "santeros" who clearly were just making up things that sounded good from the top of their heads with no real working knowledge of their craft. And when I had asked questions that they could not answer, I was told that I would have to first pay hundreds of dollars for a response. Those fake santeros were clearly out to swindle "suckers" and exploit their current state of pain, misfortune, or heartache. That was refreshingly NOT the case when I'd finally found my way "home" to my new family-- and that is exactly the feeling that you will get when you are welcomed at El Indio. "Family." I cannot say enough great things about Salvador, Manuel, Milagro as well as now Sonia, and Ana. Although the atmosphere of Botanica El Indio may appear somewhat lax, don't presume this to be indicative of incompetence, but more illustrative of earned confidence in a warm, safe, family atmosphere. Sal IS the REAL deal; He will see your "dirt" that you've told no one else. He will see what's blocking you or who is trying to harm you. And he will give you accurate names! He will guide you to achieving results for your goals. Sal is not someone who'd picked up a book one day and then decided to become a spiritual advisor to make a fast buck. Working with the spirit world does not work that way and I feel sorry for those who abuse their gift, or lie about having a gift at all, or simply don't know what they're doing. I surely wouldn't want to insult an orisha! Real mediums, advisors, and santeros are either born with the gift or have studied for many years under an established mentor. Sal was BORN gifted. Of course, every medium has to make a living--but the rates at Botanica El Indio are substantially miniscule in comparison to the audacious rates that other spiritual advisors demand. Salvador doesn't need to price-gouge anyone because his reputation, his effectiveness, and his consistently, loyal, extensive clientele--who become family--speak volumes. Salvador is not only my advisor, but he is also my friend and my confidante, and I hold him (and the rest of my Santeria family) near and dear to my heart. If you have a genuine interest in genuine Santeria--look no further, you've found exactly what you've been seeking. I would suggest visiting the botanica for a reading--just be sure to call first because Salvador is internationally in demand and he may be out of town when you're planning on visiting. -- Ramon
There's not enough great things I can say about Salvador, and his helpers like Sonia, and Milagro. They're so nice, and aside from that they are also VERY real and good at what they do. I found out about Salvador after searching for a good spiritualist/botanica, I have always felt like if my life wasn't blooming into the best life that I knew it could be. Like if I was being held back from being at my best, I always felt like if something just wasn't right and so that's what led me to search for some spiritual help. And after reading all of the great reviews botanica El Indio had I just had to stop by and see for my self. Readings are only $25, and let me tell you. Salvador is the REAL deal. He is SO accurate that it even scared me when he was giving me my reading, scared me in a good way! Because after trying out MANY botanicas, readers, and healers I had been disappointed and had just about given up looking for spiritual help. However, when I found Salvador I was shocked with how accurate he was with my reading that it opened up my eyes to hope, hope that I can finally seek the guidance and help that I thought I would never find. Salvador will give you names, and tell you things that no stranger should know. As mentioned, readings are only $25 so it's worth a shot. You can then decide if you want to continue working with Salvador as he doesn't push you into anything. His accuracy speaks for itself, and that's the only reason why he is so popular. Because he is 100% good at what he does, and that is the only reason why he is always busy. Because he is the real deal, that he even has clients from all over the place! People even fly to LA (from New York for example) JUST to see him and be cleansed by him, so that alone reinforced my belief that he's the real deal besides his accurate reading he gave me! Give it a shot, you won't be disappointed! I first suggest going to Yelp to read the tips Salvador has posted there, because his shop is always packed and wait times can get long! He is worth the wait though, and you will feel at home! I am very shy, but the warmth that Salvador's botanica gives off along with their great personalities is enough to relax you during the wait. I love Sal, Sonia, Milagro, and botanica El Indio!
There's not enough great things I can say about Salvador, and his helpers like Sonia, and Milagros. They're so nice, and aside from that they are also VERY real and good at what they do. I found out about Salvador after searching for a good spiritualist/botanica, I have always felt like if my life wasn't blooming into the best life that I knew it could be. Like if I was being held back from being at my best, I always felt like if something just wasn't right and so that's what led me to search for some spiritual help. And after reading all of the great reviews botanica El Indio had I just had to stop by and see for my self. Readings are only $25, and let me tell you. Salvador is the REAL deal. He is SO accurate that it even scared me when he was giving me my reading, scared me in a good way! Because after trying out MANY botanicas, readers, and healers I had been disappointed and had just about given up looking for spiritual help. However, when I found Salvador I was shocked with how accurate he was with my reading that it opened up my eyes to hope, hope that I can finally seek the guidance and help that I thought I would never find. Salvador will give you names, and tell you things that no stranger should know. As mentioned, readings are only $25 so it's worth a shot. You can then decide if you want to continue working with Salvador as he doesn't push you into anything. His accuracy speaks for itself, and that's the only reason why he is so popular. Because he is 100% good at what he does, and that is the only reason why he is always busy. Because he is the real deal, that he even has clients from all over the place! People even fly to LA (from New York for example) JUST to see him and be cleansed by him, so that alone reinforced my belief that he's the real deal besides his accurate reading he gave me! Give it a shot, you won't be disappointed! I first suggest going to Yelp to read the tips Salvador has posted there, because his shop is always packed and wait times can get long! He is worth the wait though, and you will feel at home! I am very shy, but the warmth that Salvador's botanica gives off along with their great personalities is enough to relax you during the wait. I love Sal, Sonia, Milagros, and botanica El Indio!
I was very Blessed and fortunate to have met Salvador 11 years ago now through a realtor friend of mine. She saw me very bad and desperate. I had already spent over $5,000 on trying to find someone to really help me and cleanse me from a bitch that really screwed me over for a yr. I couldn't find a way out, I had gone to many from spanish mags, television, adds at bookstores, word of mouth that acquaintences would tell me about, & all they did was take my money & do nothing for me. I was losing my house due to losing my job, i was falling in depression and dragging my kids with me of all the negativity that was going on. I had my career set, had been in same field for 16 years back then when all this happened so I was devastated. I would find dirt with pictures in my front door all the time, she was crazy and this whole situation was crazy. I kept applying everywhere for a job and couldn't find anything, I was falling into depression. When my friend told me about Salvador I didn't believe her at first and I didn't want to go because I already had spent so much and i was working and nothing was working for me but she convinced me and even paid for my first reading that day. When I sat down with Salvador I was like, "ok whatever, it's going to be the same as with all the other psychics, he's going to steal my money and I'm going to be more broke than when I got here". He started the reading and everything was very accurate, names and info he was giving me. He mentioned names of people around me and who wanted to do harm to me, he gave me names of who to stay away from and who to keep close, I mean as crazy as it sounds all was to the dot. He gave me hopes again of being cured from all that crap. I started the cleanses with Sonia, I would go in stressed and come out of the cleanses so peaceful it was amazing what those cleanses would make me feel afterwards, I would come home and sleep like a baby. One job did it for me. I love you Salvador for giving me my life back.
Generally, I am very skeptical of the super natural. I am a scientific researcher and as such, I only believe in something when there is proof beyond reasonable doubt. Last year, I became severely ill and went to several doctors who were unable to treat me. I had a tumor, was coughing blood, fainting, and unable to carry out my daily activities. I became desperate, and found Sal through some online research. I had never visited a spiritual healer before and was unsure what to expect. His staff were beyond friendly and made me feel at home. Despite this good first impression, I was still very skeptical. That first day, I received both a reading and a cleansing. During the reading, Sal was able to describe the medical issues I had been facing without any prior conversation with me. Additionally, Sal described to me in great detail my past, present, and future. He told me names and told me how those people were related to me. He was also able to predict and advise me on events that would soon come to pass. The extent to which Sal was able to read my future was absolutely amazing. There is absolutely no doubt in my mind that Sal is an authentic psychic. I then received a cleansing. After the cleansing, I felt peaceful and stopped fainting as well as coughing blood. Soon thereafter, I had another doctor’s appointment. My doctor found that my tumor had disappeared and I was in perfect health. The doctor could not explain how a tumor as severe as mine could suddenly disappear. Because of Sal, I am now a believer in spiritual healing. There is absolutely no reason not to contact Sal. His prices are very reasonable and he is very understanding. I have seen him go out of his way to help people who truly cannot afford his services. Sal is a kind soul, and a true psychic and spiritual healer. Even now, I fly to Los Angeles just for consultations with Sal. I am beyond lucky to have found Sal.
Botanica El Indio is such an amazing treasure in this city, and for myself, it is also a necessity. I was so fortunate to have discovered this place, in search of some much needed spiritual insight and help with where I was heading in life. After coming in and meeting Salvador, I must say that it was such an excellent and life-changing decision. Salvador is extraordinary - he is one remarkably talented, altruistic, and intuitive human being. There are so many qualities that I could praise about him, but simply put, he is magnificent! He has psychic intuition and spiritual guidance in his lineage - not only is he positive and professional, he gave me profound advice that has steered me on the right course. His readings about my past were accurate to the point where I felt we were traveling back in time and he was right there with me, hitting the names and the events right on the nose. I received consultation, readings, and cleanses from him that have opened doors and generated solutions that I needed to carry on. I can honestly say that I have had opportunities manifest themselves as a result of his spectacular work. To anyone reading this who is even mildly curious about their past, future, or destiny, or if anyone is concerned about a set of problems or obstacles in life that seem insurmountable, I say, make your appointment ASAP with Sal! He is a master at what he does and you WILL see results!! Many, many thanks to Salvador and his incredible and sweet staff for what they do! L.A. is blessed with your presence!
I met Salvador Gata, through Univision. He was involved in the presentation of the film Annabelle. I became very interested in his work he did. I contacted with Botanica El Indio who is in LA, I am a resident of NY and I live in NY. I did not believe in Santeria even 1%. A month ago before I contacted Salvador. A psychic that I found on the streets of NY spoke to me a lot about my family (problems in general) as if she knew me, but this woman took advantage of his wisdom, for consultation she charged me $250 is ridiculous. I contacted Salvador for a consultation by phone. His work is excellent, he told me all about the bad problems I had, he said even the name of the person who was doing bad things to my family. I did not believe in the BRUJERÍA, now I'm 100% sure that there are bad people who want to destroy us. His work is excellent and prices are accessible to our pocket. Un excelente trabajo, llevo mas de 8 meses consultando a Salvador Gata, ha sido una guía espiritual para mi. Just amazing work.
This location deserves 5+ stars. I'm so thankful coming to this location. I've been coming here for more than a year. I have never seen a botanica so busy. I was in complete shocked seeing how many people were waiting to see Salvador. I was a complete mess when I arrived here that I didn't care the waiting time. I'm so glad I waited. He was able to tell me exactly what was going on with my life during my reading. He gave me names, solutions and most important he gave me hope. I was in tears during my whole reading. I have never met someone so genuine and sincere. I knew that God put him in life to help me. Since I've been coming here my life is getting better. There's no words to describe how I truly feel. I love Salvador. I'm so thankful for who he is and for what he does to help his clients. He is the best. He truly wants to help his clients. I have nothing but POSITIVE things to say about him and his location. I have referred many of my friends to him and I will continue to do so. Thank u..
Salvador is as good as it gets! Seek his services and then you'll instantly see why I say this. He and his staff are also very kind and respectful. It doesn't get any better than this! His limpias are the best, I just had another one this past Wednesday and I could feel Salvador's energy take care of it all. It just feels great when he's doing the cleanse, he's very gifted and I truly know that I'm in good hands whenever he's cleaning me. I left feeling happy, protected, and really invigorated. I can't wait for my next one! It was packed! The shop was so packed that there was hardly any room to sit down. Although this adds to your waiting time, it's also a GREAT thing! Why? Because Botanica El Indio being THAT FULL with clientele CLEARLY means that you're visiting a TRULY gifted person that will put all of his amazing gifted effort in helping all of his clients. Salvador Sonia, Milagros, and the rest of the staff are all GREAT people. I hold a special place for them in my heart. We love you Salvador!