Papalote salsa party

There’s a reason why masses of people routinely consent to waiting for upwards of 20 minutes in the cold outside of Papalote as their food is being prepared.  While the burritos are delicious and the vegetarian options plentiful, most folks will tell you that it’s the salsa that has them coming back for more.  Often referred to as “like crack” in terms of addictiveness, the salsa is so good that they can actually get away with charging extra for additional containers to take home with your food.  But why settle for tiny containers when you can have an ENTIRE JAR???  Or, even better, three entire jars!

Now that delicious Papalote salsa is available in three different flavors, we decided to try them all out in the most appropriate way possible:  with a salsa party!  We sampled the Habanero, Serrano Tomatillo, and Chipotle varieties, and are pleased to report that that all three offered their own distinct taste while also preserving that addictive Papalote magic.  The Habanero salsa enjoyed our consensus as the favorite of the bunch, bringing that customary, familiar essence along with a little extra spicy zip.  While it’s not high enough on the Scoville scale to induce shortness of breath or the sweats, it still has enough spice to get your blood flowing.  On the other hand, the Serrano Tomatillo variety offered a milder flavor that echoed the traditional roasted tomato salsa found in many of our neighborhood’s best taquerias.  Finally, the Chipotle edition provided that distinctive fire-roasted kick while also preserving the signature Papalote taste without going overboard in the spicy department.

Which is the most efficient method for getting salsa on your tortilla chip?

It should also be noted that both the Habanero and Serrano Tomatillo versions are vegan, while the Chipotle flavor is not.  Nevertheless, all three possessed that same creamy goodness that you’ve come to expect from the Papalote crew.  How they accomplish this with the vegan ones is a delicious mystery.  Honestly, it’s tough for anyone to go wrong with any of these choices, and each one also makes for a great Christmas gift for that special salsa lover in your life.  Try them out yourselves and you won’t be disappointed!  Just ask Salsasaurus!

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Bobby Flay vs. Papalote

15 Responses to “Papalote salsa party”

  1. scum says:

    You can pull your hood down Andrew you are inside.

  2. Joe says:

    Santitas? Are you retarded?

  3. Michael says:

    Word has leaked of a potentially imminent taco party in the southern portion of this fine golden state. Any such event without Papalote’s presence would now be preposterous. (Just certifying there is public record.)

  4. Lou says:

    Dept. of Health score of 65. Nasty.

  5. Yerf says:

    Interesting “red on red” link styling on the papalote salsa site.

  6. Nicky G says:

    Papalote is awful. Why do people insist it is good? It’s not. It’s really really bad.

    • thanks says:

      have you made it this far in life without understanding how tastes and opinions work?

      “i hate mushrooms, how can people keep insisting that mushrooms are so good? i don’t like them therefore they must be universally bad and i am entitled to act condescending towards anyone who likes mushrooms.”

      • “i hate _SALSA IN GLASS JARS_, how can people keep insisting that _SALSA IN GLASS JARS_ _IS_ good? i don’t like _IT_ therefore _IT_ must be universally bad and i am entitled to act condescending towards anyone who likes _SALSA IN GLASS JARS_.”

        Right on. Now we’re on the same page.


  7. SalsaFanSF says:

    Is the Health Dept score for Papalote or Andrew’s apartment?

  8. Allan Hough says:

    I think all three are vegan.

  9. Herr Doktor Professor Deth Vegetable says:

    Hmm. I am somewhat bewildered about the papalote-salsa fanatics. I mean, it’s not that it is BAD, it isn’t bad at all, it’s just that there are other salsas that are much nicer available fresh both in stores and in taquerias around the Mission.