Best Salvadoran Restaurant - 2006
Houston's Spanish-speaking community includes a great many people from El Salvador. If you need verification, just look for a pickup f?tbol game at Hermann Park or hit a pupuseria, the Salvadoran answer to the taqueria. El Pupus?dromo is easily the most successful Salvadoran chain in town, and with good reason: The pupusas, thick corn tortillas stuffed with refried beans, chicharrones (pork cracklings), cheese or any combination thereof, are made fresh and delicious. And at $1.50 each, all you need do is spoon on some cortido (spicy pickled cabbage and carrots) and you're in highly affordable heaven. The many and varied dishes offer an authentic taste of this Central American culture. Salcipon (diced beef stew with onions and mint), camarones a la criolla (shrimp with saut?ed onions and peppers), sopa de mondongo (beef foot and tripe soup) and tropical breakfasts with pl?tanos refritos y crema (fried plantains and a type of cr?me fra?che) will transport you far south of the border.