Now that spinach has been deemed a performance-enhancing vegetable, Popeye's future shortstop career hinges on his transition to coconut prawns. Get a sailor's worth of energizing international cuisine with today's deal. For $15, you get $30 worth of eclectic dishes and beverages at Salvador Molly's in Hillsdale. Like a Craigslister giving away a free couch, Salvador Molly's does not take reservations.
The local eatery serves up global fare daily, providing customers with a menu map to ensure they reach their desired destination. Choose from starters such as Namibian Braii chicken coated in curried coconut milk, red-chili sauce, and garlic-lime aioli ($4.75) or tempt fate with a plate of habanero cheese fritters ($7.95 for five). Heroically dubbed "The Great Balls of Fire," these deep-fried spheres have caught the hungry eye of Travel Channel's Man vs. Food.
Though famous for certain flaming flavors, Salvador Molly's mainly offers dishes that don't require a cup of fire-extinguishing milk on standby. Stop by for lunch or dinner to snag a Key Largo coconut-prawn plate served beside creamy citrus slaw and corn croquettes ($15.95) or the catfish po' boy with tomato rémoulade, dill pickle, onion, and spinach ($10.50). Each friendly server packs the worldly knowledge necessary to recommend a dish, adding one more flavor stamp to your outstretched tongue passport. Direct young eyes toward the kids’ menu, which is stocked with universally loved eats for pickier palates.
Salvador Molly's was born in the cocoon of a hot-tamale cart, eventually undergoing a dine-in metamorphosis, spreading its global wingspan and luring other social butterflies in with its vibrant walls and pollen. Each cove of the eatery garnishes a new theme, ranging from traditional tribal art to unconventional swordfish displays. Today's Groupon makes it possible to travel around the world without the hazards of thermal airships and in significantly less than 80 days.
Salvador Molly's staff emulates legendary namesake Captain Salvador by pillaging culinary treasures from Ethiopia, Hawaii, Thailand, New Orleans, and Jamaica and gathering them together in an eatery that grew from humble beginnings as a hot-tamale cart. Frequent food challenges, the proceeds of which help low-income Oregon families foot heating bills, revolve around consumption of the menu's signature Great Balls of Fire fritters–spicy spheres featured on the Travel Channel's Man v. Food. Patrons who demolish all five habanero-cheese fritters with all the accompanying sauce get their picture added to the Hall of Flame and move onto the subsequent challenge of making out with a bonfire. Other far-flung entrees, such as the Hawaiian-inspired Tiki Mac with cheesy sweet potatoes, the Bayou Crunch catfish, and Molly's hot tamales, stuffed with yucatan chicken and cotija cheese, mirror the interior's exotic décor.
Photos of foreign locales crowd Salvador Molly's walls, surrounding colorful baubles that illuminate tables embellished with painted flames and vibrant cocktails. A wall dedicated to Africa flaunts a mural depicting desert terrain, stationed caddy-corner to African artifacts including a wooden mask. On Monday, diners feast upon culture by projecting two featured films directly into their mouths.
What some people are buzzing about:
92% of 1,818 customers recommend
“Great food and great service”
“Delicious, friendly atmosphere and super nice staff!”
“Great food, good service”
1523 SW Sunset Blvd.
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