Have you ever had the feeling like you're craving something yummy and no matter how much you try to find it, you still can't? Well that is the exact feeling that Norma C., the chef at Le Mal du Pork, had when she came up with the idea of her yummy menu.
One day, Norma was realizing that what he really craved was a baked potato, not just any baked potato though. She craved something on another level, a baked potato topped with meat among many other delicious ingredients. This led the chef to try to create that image she had in her mind, and when she did she realized she had just created a master piece!
You know that feeling you get when you eat way too much and afterwards you start getting sleepy? (Don't lie, I know you've gotten this feeling at least once in your life!) That is exactly where the chef got inspiration from for the name of her restaurant. In Mexico, there is a saying that people use to explain this exact feeling and it is called mal del puerco, or bad of the pig. She decided to use the name is French as a reminder of the feeling you get after an amazing meal. And believe me, after you have tasted their delicious food you'll also have el mal del puerco!
Five years later, Norma has realized just how much other people enjoyed her creations that came to be just because she was craving something different! For the past two years, she has been located in Pueblito de Don Cuco, where her menu has taken more shape. Now, you can find a variety of tacos, gringas*, and of course, the loaded baked potatoes. Of course, her specialty are and will probably always be the loaded potatoes, which I highly recommend.
So if you are craving some delicious loaded potatoes, or simply some amazing tacos (or Gringas*!) make sure you give Le Mal du Pork a visit, and I bet you you won't regret it... even if you leave with your own case of mal del puerco!
You can find them at Paseo de la Victoria 2118 Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua!
PS. In case you didn't know, Gringas are basically quesadillas (YUM) with your choice of beef.