If you eat only one thing in El Salvador, make it a pupusa.

Posted by Fodor's Editors on March 27, 2011 at 1:00:00 AM EDT | Post a Comment
No food is more typically Salvadoran: it's a fried tortilla filled with beans, cheese, and/or chicharrón (pork skin). A pupusa called a revuelta has all three fillings mixed together. Delicious pupusas de arroz are made with rice flour and are not quite as thick; rather, they have a certain lightness, though they are still quite filling. Loroco, a sprouty green local vegetable, is also a popular and interesting filling. All are found in pupuserías, where they're served with spicy tomato sauce and a vinegary pickled cabbage and carrot concoction called curtido.

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  • margosteve on Oct 9, 14 at 09:55 AM

    I tried Pupusas at a very nice place located in a district called Antiguo Cuscatlan. My guide insisted this was the best (or one of the best) place in El Salvador to try the Pupusas. I tried the cheese ones and the "Mixed", the cabbage called curtido is really good, I could have eaten that with a spoon! I contacted my guide at elsalvadorcustomtours.com

  • mostinterestingman on Mar 27, 11 at 03:42 PM

    It's the national dish. The papusareas are usually very small, but dependable. Doubt Obama made a stop!!