Sunday, August 28, 2011

It Lived Up to Its Name: Mas Malo

Who names a Mexican restaurant Malo? And who follows that up by naming a second Mexican restaurant Más Malo? Funny enough, if you don't speak Spanish, this probably doesn't seem odd to you at all. But, if you do speak Spanish, do you not share my bewilderment?
Más Malo is the Downtown sister restaurant to the original Malo in Silver Lake.

Medicina Latina -- Gran Centenario Reposado, lime juice, agave nectar, ginger ($11).
Great drink. The drinks are something that this place does well.

But, sadly, the restaurant is aptly named for its food. Some people rave about this place. I don't get it. I really don't.

The first thing that pissed me off? You have to pay for your chips and salsa. What?

Here are the damn chips. They are "chewy" chips. Again, people rave about these. And, again, I don't get it.
Accompanying salsas are $4 each, or you can get a "flight" of salsas for $12.

They are not worth $12. I promise you.

Carnitas marinated with Coca-Cola and fresh orange juice ($14).

Enchiladas and carne asada in a mild savory salsa roja ($15).

I don't even remember what this was. Giggles ordered it and gave me a bite.

The one food item I liked was this dessert of fried bread with powdered sugar and honey.
Bueno! Finalmente!

The Mexican hot chocolate was palatable, too.
Phew. At least we ended on a decent note.

I can walk to Más Malo.

But, after this meal, I haven't had any desire to return.


  1. Makes me think of Terrible's Hotel & Casinos in Nevada.

    I've been only once and it was for happy hour. I had some fish special of the day, and I thought it was pretty good. Coworker had something with chicken that was seriously inedible.

  2. $4 dollar-not-even-delicious-salsa?!?? This is a time when I am glad that I don't live in California.

  3. I cannot comprehend paying for chips and salsa at a Mexican restaurant..literally...I just cannot fathom it.

  4. I'm dumbfounded on paying for chips & salsa. Talk about nickel & diming! Sorry u didn't have a good experience. However I do like bow vivid the pictures are

  5. (secret - I won't even return to a taco stand where I have to pay for my own chips and salsa)

  6. Yes I've had to eat there a few times and my work will be havings its Christmas party there ... boo.

    The food is all right, but the portions are TINY. I appreciate how it's not gorging you with a ton of fatty food (aka Cheesecake Factory) but with the prices charged, it doesn't make any sense.

    And WTF on the chips too.

  7. Chewy chips = malo.

    And I've always wondered about its crazy name, too!


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