YUM!!! Let's go try a pupusa. This Salvadoran national dish is a thick, handmade corn tortilla stuffed with cheese or more. A handmade tortilla is night-and-day different from the thin floppy kind from the factory. Standouts are tamales of chicken, spicy pork or corn.
Also not to be missed are fried platanos, a dish made in heaven. It consists of seven warm, fat, sweet perfectly browned platanos, served in the traditional manner with a pool of warm puréed black beans and another pool of cooler crema.
For more entrée-like dishes, you can try the misleadingly named "fried chicken dumplings" (pasteles de pollo), which are half-moon-shaped empañadas, or fried yuca with chicharrón, which this time is pork cubes. Caldo de gallina (chicken) is all dark meat, with carrots, squash, potatoes and a bit of rice in a rich broth. It's accompanied by a salad, still another piece of chicken, fried, and excellent rice with peas and carrots, making it the most expensive dish at $10. The $7 beef (res) soup is similar, but incorporates an ear of corn. Chicken and beef guisado are the other specials.
Everything is served with curtido, a cabbage slaw with either carrots or the fancier version with carrots, tomatoes and jalapeños.
The restaurant has no liquor license and DOES NOT accept credit cards. PLEASE REMEMBER TO BRING CASH.
Note: There is a $2.00 Meetup fee for this activity, which will be collected at the venue unless you are a paid member. Thank you!