PRICE Under $12
HOURS Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner daily
NVM AWARDS Best Bargain Restaurant 2012
NEARBY METRO None
The home to authentic Salvadoran cuisine at unbeatable prices.
Cheese and Bean Pupusa(March 2012)
By Stefanie Gans
With grilled cheeses recently sporting fancy French varieties and pickled heirloom vegetables, pupusas now reign as reliable comfort food. This tiny shack-like joint, on a sparsely inhabited stretch of South Riding’s Route 50, offers standard El Salvadoran fare and caters to hungry teens during after-school hours. The gem here is the simple pupusa, dotted with beans, surrounded by melted cheese, encased in a thick and doughy corn-based tortilla. When taking the order to go, the slaw lands in a plastic baggy. But do not judge: Cabbage and carrots remain crunchy with a pleasing kick, not at all reminiscent of the Kraft mayo concoctions of yore.