carne asada taco with habanero salsa from El Super Taco
I was asked awhile back which taco establishment has the hottest salsa.
King Taco certainly is in the conversation with their infamous salsa roja. The same goes for el taurino(same salsa). Cactus taqueria has a spicy salsa roja and some nights they have a habanero salsa.On the westside Don Felix used to have a intense habanero salsa but they've since started serving a milder version.
Some habanero salsas are tempered by other ingredients such as tomato or tomatillos. Not the habanero salsa at El Super Taco(pictured above). It's basically a straight habanero blend with maybe some lime or water to thin it out.
The heat is intense and there are three stages.First it burns your lips and tongue. Then it fills of the sides of your mouth and hurts your temple and makes you instantly start to profusely sweat like you've been sitting in a sana for 30 minutes.
Then it settles down your throat and the spice doesn't go away. It just stays there..and it starts to hurt actually. Then there comes a point where no amount of water or bread or anything will help you. You have to just wait it out.
There is plenty of warning though. The salsa is labeled "very very hot".