Omaha, NE 68108
Open Monday thru Saturday 9am to 9pm, Sunday 10am to 9pm
|One Fried Pork, One Cheese and Bean, and One Cheese and Loroco Flower, with Curtido--|
Which is which? It's kind of a surprise.
Ok. I'm pretty excited about pupusas, thanks to this newer gem of a place on ye olde Vinton Street, right next to Louie M's. These are a Salvadoran thing, somewhat comparable to a Mexican gordita. It's like taco meets crepe meets polenta cake. It's like melted cheese and beans, and loroco flower. (Loroco what? It's kinda reminiscent of okra or artichoke hearts. Just try it.) It's like legit watery tomato salsa that is almost too hot for white people to be eating. Don't forget curtido, the lightly fermented cabbage slaw with red chiles and vinegar. The "fried pork" pupusa goes like this: Stringy white melted cheese, fried pork ground to nearly a paste, and something in there that makes the whole thing taste like a chile relleno. Wa-bam.
The lime green interior of the restaurant doesn't really scream "appetite," but the madre y hijo working there are warm and welcoming, and the place is so sparkling and bright it's almost got that new restaurant smell. At a DOLLAR FIFTY per giant pupusa, there's really no excuse not to give it a try.
|What the Inside Looks Like|