You may know the tacos by name at El Come, Revolver, and Tacos Mariachi. But do you have a clue about their salsas and the chiles that add that perfect kick to al pastor or carne asada? The right salsa brings out the best flavors in meat or fish and complements cilantro and diced onion. In many cases, it’s as essential to the taco as the tortilla that holds it all together. These Dallas spots share their most popular salsas and the ingredients that have given them cult status in the eyes of taco lovers. Bring on the spice.
El Come Taco
Hot: Salsa Verde
Ingredients: tomatillos, serrano peppers, avocados, cilantro, onions, garlic, salt, and pepper
2513 N. Fitzhugh Ave. 214-821-3738.
Revolver Taco Lounge
Hot: El Pito del Diablo Salsa (translates to “the devil’s penis”)
Ingredients: habanero peppers, garlic, and citrus
2701 Main St. 214-272-7163.
Medium: Guajillo Salsa
Ingredients: guajillo chiles, roasted garlic, roasted tomatoes, apple cider vinegar, agave, and salt
9661 Audelia Rd., Ste. 112. 972-685-5280.
Medium: Mango Habanero Salsa
Ingredients: red bell peppers, white onions, garlic, habanero peppers, mango purée, and agave nectar
602 Singleton Blvd. 214-741-1239. 2018 Greenville Ave. 214-702-5325.
Medium: Jalapeño Salsa
Ingredients: jalapeño peppers, onions, garlic, cilantro, and olive oil
411 N. Akard St. 972-803-4388.
Miriam Cocina Latina
Mild: Puya Salsa
Ingredients: puya chiles, red and green tomatoes, salt, garlic, and onion
2015 Woodall Rodgers Fwy. 214-855-5275.
Mild: Green Salsa
Ingredients: green tomatoes, jalapeño peppers, garlic, and chicken broth
1921 N. Henderson Ave. 469-779-0143.