Updated: Dec 3, 2019
Rating: ⭐⭐⭐ Heat:🔥🔥 onto another of the giants as our quest to review sauces marches on. The word Tapatío is actually a Mexican Spanish colloquial term for someone from Guadalajara in the state of Jalisco, Mexico's second largest city. This sauce however was born in California USA in 1971 (to a Mexican man). Let's see why @tapatiohotsauce has lasted the test of time!
_ 👁 The look has become somewhat iconic with how historical and widespread this now is. I like it. It's not winning any prizes for inventiveness but the custom font for the name is nice and the chap on the front has a pleasing smile. _ 👃 The word 'picante' literally means spicy and this smells like spicy salsa although more vinegary than the fresh kind. Not much to add at this stage, onto the taste! _ 👅 It tastes very fresh. It's kind of one dimensional and very salty, much like its cousin tabasco but there is however, a place for sauce like this. It's not very spicy and the strong acidic saltiness includes a touch of garlic that keeps you coming back for more. Think of it more as a seasoning and like me, I imagine you'll find yourself working through the bottle in no time. _ 👫 Due to the accessible taste there's a lot of options for using this. Naturally Mexican food comes to mind initially however. Smother it on some quesadillas or soft shell tacos to add a little more punch. _ 🍕 It's a thin hot sauce but has been adorned with the addition of a applicator nozzle, which helps to serve up drip sized little dollops for your sprinkling pleasure.