We know it’s hard to break away from the go-tos, but sometimes you gotta walk on the wild side.
1. Yes, we know pupusas are life, because…just look at them ??.
Gawd, where to even begin with this? The fluffy masa and the signature salsa… *drooling*
Hard to believe, but there’s much more to Salvadoran food than this, like…
2. Plátanos Con Frijoles
Sweet fried plantains with a side of homemade refried beans and tangy Salvadoran crema is where it’s at. This is good for breakfast, lunch or dinner… or all three.
3. Yucca Frita Con Chicharrón
Crispy yucca served with chunks of salty fried pork is probably one of the greatest appetizers eva. But who are we kidding? This dish is good enough to have as a full meal.
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Wrapped in plantain leaves, Salvadoran tamales are a thing to be devoured. Some favorites include tamales de pollo, carne, chipilin, piques and azucaron.
5. Pan Con Pollo
Images don’t do it justice. Consider this the most epic chicken sandwich to ever come out of Central America. Yes, it’s that good!
6. Sopa De Res
Eff your chicken noodle soup with a soda on the side. This bowl of sopa de res with chayote, yucca, corn and potatoes is everryyything.
And then there is, of course, the infamous sopa de pata. YAS.
7. Semita De Piña
Ay vida mía, just one bite of this decadent jam-filled tart will have you dismissing every scone, danish and donut at the Starbucks counter.
8. Empanadas De Leche
Sweet plantains with vanilla custard, come on!
9. Atol De Elote
If you’re looking for a warm pick-me-up drink this fall, try this sweet creamy corn-based atol. Other favorites include atol chuco, atol de piña and champurrado.
At one of my favorite Salvadoran restaurants in Virginia; Pupuseria Doña Bessy. These are "Pastelitos de Carne" with cabbage and salsa on the side. I love them! These are almost like empanadas, but in El Salvador they are called pastelitos; they are stuffed with veggies and seasoned ground beef. So good! Food: 4.8/5 Ambience/location: 3.5/5 Service: 4.0/5.0 sometimes food takes a little too long, but for the most part it's not bad. Servers could be a bit more friendly though. #delicious #food #Salvadoranfood #pastelitos #ElSalvador
It’s impossible not to get addicted to these savory pastelitos. Stuffed with an assortment of veggies, ground beef or shredded chicken, ?.
This list can’t be completed without giving a quick shout out to nuegados de yucca o maiz. These light and fluffy balls of goodness are dipped in syrup and are best indulged with a warm cup of atol de chilate.