Thick corn tortillas filled with minced ground pork and cheese filling. $5 for two.
Balompie Cafe, San Francisco
$5 for two large pupusas – SCORE! Even less if you order them to go. I’ve only recently discovered this delicious and addictive, traditional Salvadoran dish. Where have I been, right!? These things are so warm and comforting and they can be filled with so many things. I always seem to order a meat and cheese combination. These pupusas (shown above) were very good and quite large for the price. I also tried their fish and shrimp pupusa, but didn’t enjoy it as much. It had a strong, artificial seafood flavor and aftertaste. Regardless, I would definitely recommend Balompie Cafe for yummy pupusas!
The pupusas are served with pickled vegetables and a traditional curtido. The pickled vegetables were scrumptious! The curtido consists of a lightly fermented cabbage slaw with chilis and vinegar, and a watery tomato salsa. I couldn’t help but drown my pupusas with the curtido, lol! No sense in wasting food!
7×7 Magazine’s The Big Eat San Francisco: 100 Things to Eat + Drink Before You Die – 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013