New York City - Salvadoran Eats?
Feb 5, 12, 11:22 pm
Recently, I've been lamenting the dearth of pupusas, nuegado, pickles, plantains with condensed milk, and other excellent choices entering my denimed soul. Could anyone suggest a casual Salvadoran restaurant in any of the five boroughs? Sure, even Staten Island-I'll make it a Salvadoran and Sri Lankan day should an eatery be located there.
I searchedon Yelp and the top rated Salvadoran restaurants in the area:
El Ok Salvadoreno Restaurant
14516 Jamaica Ave
Jamaica, NY 11435
La Cabana Salvadorena
New York, NY 10040
Neighborhood: Washington Heights
Full results here:
Feb 6, 12, 3:49 pm
A search of NYMag (http://nymag.com/search/search.cgi?tx=salvadoran&Ns=Relevance%7C0&t=restaurant&x=0&y=0) turns up a few more interesting-sounding places (ignore the Ecuadorian one that just has a mention of neighboring Salvadoran joints in the description), including one in Jackson Heights (http://nymag.com/listings/restaurant/tierras-salvadorenas/) that earns a critic's pick checkmark and apparently has live music on Saturday nights. I think I know which one I'd try first...
Feb 7, 12, 10:01 am
Thanks higo and themicah for your suggestions. Jamaica, eh? Now if only pupusas traveled well...finding nuegado I reckon would be a bit more difficult.
Sep 2, 12, 12:00 am
I went to a place called Pupusas Zone on Broadway in between Jackson Heights and Woodside. Not bad (tried one with frijoles y queso, and another with chipilín, a leaf, and queso), and they were very generous with the curtido. Nice staff, decent overall IMO.
Now about a pupusa place in Manhattan...