This is mmm-yoso!!! A food blog. Today, Cathy is writing about a meal she had. At a place she has written about already. Because she can. Kirk and ed(from Yuma) are out and about, doing other things.
Hi. I wrote about Salvadoreña almost a year and a half ago but had been coming here for years before I ever posted and have been here quite a few times since. I thought I'd do an update.
It's in the same location. Across from the El Cajon Harbor Freight Tools.
The interior, including the menu, has not changed.
The pupusas are made to order. You can hear the ladies in the back, slapping the dough just before cooking. The tomato sauce and curtido (Salvadoreañean Kimchee) are brought out to the table with the pupusas.
12:00-queso(cheese), 3:00-pollo (chicken), 6:00-papa(potato), 9:00- frijole(bean)
Here is a close up of the fresh curtido-you can see the finely sliced jalapeño at 3:00. The cabbage, mild onion and carrots are crispy and so fresh. It is lightly marinated and very complimentary to the pupusas.
We also got the Yuca Frita plate. A lightly battered and fried yuca - commonly called a cassava (it has potato flavor and texture; starchy)topped with some pieces of puerco (fried pork...carnita-like) and served with curtido, some sliced vegetables and a wedge of lime.
Oh. What I really meant by it hasn't changed- pupusas are still $1.75 each, the fried yuca plate is still $4.99. We shared a small Jamaica beverage, $1.75 and were asked if we wanted ice or not. I really appreciate consistency. You'll like it here. (The Mexican food is really good, with fresh made tortillas.)
Pupuseria Salvadoreña 1207 East Main Street El Cajon 92021 (619) 447-2501 Mon-Sat 9-9, Sun 10-9