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Thursday, 24 April 2008



Awesome a literally a hole in the wall that servers great food and reasonable price. Making me salivate now and its only 8:00am. This sucks!


Good food? Who needs New York when you can find good stuff in Yuma Arizona?! Your posts always bring me closer and closer to a Yuma vacation. ;)


I was just looking for your old post on vampiros to comment with this mention I found on ch - researching for an upcoming trip to Guadalajara.

So apparently they are known in Jalisco as well?

The green veggie in the papusa is a summer squash - zucchini or mex calabaza.

The aguas frescas you had are called "ensalada" or salad because of the diced fruit.

I think the yellow fruit is a sapote variety called tecolote.

If you haven't yet - you should ask for horchata de morro - which I prefer to mexican horchata.

I can't wait to hear about the soups - I am crossing my fingers for some mondongo redolent of yuca!


I love pupusas! You are very adventurous going into a place with no A/C, no menu and no whiteboard, but it sounds worth it.

ed (from Yuma)

Thanks for all the comments. I love holes in the walls. Yuma is small enough that one can investigate just about everything. At the same time, I feel pretty safe in Yuma.

Thanks for all the info, Alex. I claim no expertise with Salvadoran food. This is only the 4th or 5th Salvadoran place I've been to. The last one in Yuma was more of a roast chicken joint with dry tamales and indifferent pupusas.

I'm not sure what most of the soups are called in Spanish. At least once I have ordered soup with no idea what I was getting. I'm looking forward to reading your response, Alex, to the soup post because maybe you can explain about a couple of things for me.

I'm not surprised that vampiros are found in Guadalajara. Many Yumans (and folks from San Luis) have Jaliscan roots. One of the features of the border culture is that people from all over Western Mexico congregate together around here. Also many locals take regular trips back home, so culinary ideas probably flow both ways.


Sorry i spelled the fruit wrong. tejecolote or nances.

ed (from Yuma)

Alex, yeh, tecolote, I know what that means, but maybe there is an owl fruit, for all I know.


well, the yellow fruit in the ensalada is not tecolote.. tecolote means owl. the little yellow fruit is called nance, pronounce nan-seh. uhm, the green veggie in the pupusas you guys are talking about is not a squash. it's a plant that's called loroco. that's mixed in with the cheese.

ed (from Yuma)

yesenia, thanks for the info. I learned about the loroco finally from the nice folks at the restaurant. My next post about the place will actually have a picture of loroco in it. Thanks again for helping us out.


Thanks for the feed back all! I am visiting and it is nice to see a homeland restaurant here in Yuma!

ed (from Yuma)

Roberto, this place is great. Right now it is my favorite restaurant anywhere. Be sure to see the two other posts about it here at the blog. I hope you made it there before it closed for vacation (7/21-8/8/08).

Ed (from Yuma)

Cabanas has reopened in a new location in 2016.

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