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).
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.
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.