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Aug 8, 2000 09:17 PM

Pupuseria alert in East Harlem

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Driving up 1st ave last week, we noticed a place called Pupuseria San miguel on 109th between 1st and 2nd. Check it out!

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  1. Why should we check it out? I'm assuming that pupuseria means someplace that specializes in pupuses, but what are those?

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    1. re: Michael
      Myra Alperson

      Pupusas are delicious grilled cornmealpancakes native to El Salvador and stuffed with cheese, chicken or beef and often topped with a peppery cabbage slaw. They're eaten as fast food - often served from carts - but I've seen pupuserias in Washington Heights, Woodside, Sunnyside, & Jackson Heights/Corona, but this is the first I've heard of one in East Harlem.