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green_chili Aug 7, 2008 11:57 AM

Anyone know where? I had my first one last week at an El Salvadoran place near my folks house in Laurel and now I am hooked. Where can I find some in the city?

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  1. JonParker RE: green_chili Aug 7, 2008 12:11 PM

    I don't know that I'd know a good one from a bad one, but I had some that tasted good to me at Elvis in Federal Hill.

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      green_chili RE: JonParker Aug 7, 2008 12:34 PM

      nice- I have been meaning to try that place-- it is right across from my favorite Thai place in bmore. Is it (Elvis) good in general?

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        JonParker RE: green_chili Aug 7, 2008 12:58 PM

        It's pretty decent for the most part. The tacos and burritos are tasty, and I usually get one of those. I liked the pupasa but I have no idea how it would rank -- there's is the only version I've ever had.

        Avoid the nachos at all costs -- I get the feeling that they're on the menu because there's a demand, not because they actually care about them. According to my GF the quesadilla's are ok.

        I like the place though. It's a fairly cheap, spotlessly clean little local joint. I go there frequently, but I live very close.

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      baltimoregirlz RE: green_chili Aug 12, 2008 08:30 AM

      Try "upper fells" on Broadway....If you were going away from Fells it is on the right (don't know name) with blue Xmas lights. I think pupusas are about 1.50 each w/ lots of curtido. Not a lot of English but very nice. Seafood soup is excellent too.

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        green_chili RE: baltimoregirlz Aug 12, 2008 11:35 AM

        I wonder is that is Restaurante Santa Ana... I read about it online and have been meaning to check it out... thanks!

        http://www.baltimorestyle.com/index.p...

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          elgringoviejo RE: green_chili Aug 21, 2008 06:24 PM

          Restaurante Santa Ana has excellent pupusas. One might also notice that they have retained the original interior probably dating from the 19th century.

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        mobtown999 RE: green_chili Aug 13, 2008 02:36 AM

        Restaurante El Salvador on Broadway has excellent papusas. I usually get mine at the cafe in the Broadway Market (North Stall). They are great, but there is not much in the way of seating etc. Since papusas are snack food I think it is OK to do it market style, especially since they are so delish!

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          Ichabod RE: green_chili Aug 14, 2008 01:46 PM

          I've had good papusas at a small stand in Lexington Market. I don't know the name of it but it faces the open area in the middle of the new part of the Market.

          Also, the best papusas I've had in a long time came from a restaurant in Annapolis called Las Delicias. And the other food on the menu is equally good.

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            lawhound RE: green_chili Aug 21, 2008 09:04 AM

            Despite the name, "Seafood Bistro" at 123 York Road, just south of Towson, is an El Salvadorean place with great (and cheap - $2?) pupusas. I also had a terrific tamale there.

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