The Origins of Malo’s Pickle and Beef Tacos

Ground beef and pickle tacos at Mas Malo
Ground beef and pickle tacos at Mas MaloPhoto: Aaron Tell via The Savory Hunter

“It’s simple. I was twelve years old and my mom was prepping for hamburgers when she realized she had no bread. She took a tortilla and turned it into hard taco with the beef and the pickles. Since then I haven’t wanted hamburgers any other way.” — Malo and Mas Malo chef Robert Luna, on the inspiration behind his ground-beef and pickle tacos. The toque says he has an East L.A. seafood concept in mind, on which he’s keeping otherwise mum. [Huffington Post]