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Malo Tries To Burn Your Face Off Today With ‘Ghost Pepper’ Salsa

Ghost pepper salsa and machaca tacos
Ghost pepper salsa and machaca tacos Photo: Malo

Malo might turn the 200th anniversary of “El Grito” into a true scream today, as it unleashes a special salsa filled with “ghost peppers” on a Mexican Independence Day menu. The Subcontinental-sourced chiles, known variously as naga jolokia or bhut jolokia, are generally considered the world’s hottest, as can be attested to by an entire run of YouTube videos showing brave/stupid Europeans eating the pepper, then tripping out almost as hard as that dude who attempts household chores after smoking salvia. Less violent additions to Malo’s menu include hard shell machaca tacos , red chile crab salpicon, and margaritas named in honor of the occasion. Check out the full menu of today’s specials below.

Bar Specials:

El Valiente
Can of Tecate with a shot of Milagro Silver $6

El Grito de Delores (The Battle)
Strawberry Mint Margarita $11

La Guerra (The Figther)
Cactus Prickly Pear Margarita $12

Dinner specials:

‘Ghost Chile’ Salsa and chips. Made from the Bhut Jolokia, (the hottest pepper in the world) with Grilled Tomatoes and Roast Garlic. $4

Mini Refried Black Bean Tostadas with Pico de Gallo and Tomatillo Crema (2) $5

Vegetarian Mashed Black Beans on Crispy Corn Tortilla Shells. $5

Beef Machaca Hard Shell Tacos with Salsa de Chile Chipotle Morita (2). $7

Braised Beef Cooked with Chile and Spices, then Shredded. With Cotija Cheese. $7

Red Chile Crab Salpicon on Cucumber Cups with Fresh Habanero Salsa (4). $10

Crabmeat mixed with chopped Chile, Cilantro, Lime Juice, and Escabeche Carrot. $10

Malo Tries To Burn Your Face Off Today With ‘Ghost Pepper’ Salsa