Tip: Tortilla Heightsâ€™ Super Spicy Salsa
1750 Divisadero Street
(between Bush St & Sutter St)
San Francisco, CA 94115
Thanks to a Chowhound tip on this, I confirmed this secret with some co-workers who suggested Tortilla Heights for drinks. Now, IMHO, Mexican food, like Chinese food, should only fall into a certain grubworthy price point. So, for the bar food, I would not recommend TH for a value-based meal. Friendly staff, for sure. But this Grubgirl prefers legit taco stand meals. For $6 or less, thank you. However this was a work gathering, and I know that not everyone else is a grubber. So back to the snacks.
The servers are quite accommodating with the chips and salsa. If the mild regular stuff puts you to sleep and youâ€™re hankering for a genuine fire-breathing kick in the pants, ask the servers for the secret super spicy salsa. Theyâ€™ll bring it out for you. Itâ€™s made with habanero chilis and is definitely 3-alarm quality. Make sure you have a nice glass of milk or alcohol near you to put out the flames. (Iâ€™m no chemist but milk and/or alcohol helps kill some of the spice oils that coat your tongueâ€¦something about acids and bases, folks?)