Yes, stay away from the great balls of fire if you don't like hot stuff and paying for it twice - going in and coming out! Actually we closed the SE location last year. The only location is the original location at 1523 SW Sunset Blvd. PDX 97239. We recently refreshed the restaurant menu, decor and website - we're less of a Caribbean restaurant and more of an international/world flavors restaurant. Our "theme" is food and travel. Our menu has items from Africa, Vietnam, Thailand, Mexico, Indonesia, New Orleans, Jamaica, etc. Check out our website for more info: www.salvadormollys.com. Sorry for so much info - I'm the marketing manager, it's my job!
Marie from Portland, OR
Pounds lost: 58.0
Fitness Minutes: (43,794) Posts: 414 6/16/08 11:40 P
I've only been to Salvador Molly's once. All I can say is to stay away from the Great Balls of Fire (habanero fritters with habanero dipping sauce). It doesn't really matter what the nutrition info is for that one, because it won't be staying in your system for long. We thought it would be a fun thing to try, splitting a paltry 2 fritters between 4 people with just a smidgen of the sauce. It was *so* not worth it, not even for bragging rights (and to think, you have to eat FIVE to get your picture up on the wall). Our reaction was so strong that the strangers at the table next to us volunteered to give us their water.
There's one as you go up Beaverton Hillsboro HWY towards Portland, and then just after you turn left onto Capitol HWY, and I know there's one downtown. It has kind of a tropical feel to it. They have Cubans, pulled-pork sandwiches, tamales, cheese poofs, and a ton of other stuff, including awesome drinks.
I can tell you that the masa (the corn casing) is made with corn meal, vegetable oil (not lard like most tamales) and spices. The filling is artichoke hearts and cotija cheese (Mexican, white cow's-milk cheese similar to mozzarella). A 1-ounce (28 g) serving of Cotija cheese contains about 100 calories; provides 8 grams of fat, 5 of which are saturated; and packs 7 grams of protein. I think we probably use about 1 ounce, maybe a smidgen more. I can't tell you whether the calories were closer to 600 or 1000 off hand. I may be able to find out from the chef, but can't guarantee it. I hope this helps!
Cool, well I've usually kept to the drinks, but I finally went there yesterday for the food too. I got the Artichoke Heart Tamale, with cheese (I was a little bad yesterday) and I thought it was great, but I want to know if I'm eating closer to 600 calories or less, or more like 1000.
current weight: 306.0
Fitness Minutes: (25,805) Posts: 300 6/16/08 3:34 P
Oh my gosh, how funny that I should see this thread. I'm actually the marketing manager for Salvador Molly's restaurant. We do not have any official nutritional information but if there is something you really like on the menu let me know and I'll do the best I can to find out the recipe. Feel free to sparkmail me too. I'll let you know the things that I like to eat that are might be a bit "healthier". Glad that you love Salvador Molly's, I think it's pretty great but I'm a little biased :)
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