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 ??.
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.
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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
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Sweet plantains with vanilla custard, come on!
9. Atol De Elote
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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
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It’s impossible not to get addicted to these savory pastelitos. Stuffed with an assortment of veggies, ground beef or shredded chicken, ?.
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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.