Tip: Tortilla Heights’ Super Spicy Salsa

Tortilla Heights
1750 Divisadero Street
(between Bush St & Sutter St)
San Francisco, CA 94115
(415) 346-4531

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 you’re hankering for a genuine fire-breathing kick in the pants, ask the servers for the secret super spicy salsa. They’ll bring it out for you. It’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. (I’m no chemist but milk and/or alcohol helps kill some of the spice oils that coat your tongue…something about acids and bases, folks?)

This entry was posted in Meals from $5-15 per main course, Mexico, Western Addition. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

To prove you're a person (not a spam script), type the security word shown in the picture. Click on the picture to hear an audio file of the word.
Anti-spam image

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.