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Need Pupuseria help!!!!!!!!

loreeLB Feb 23, 2010 09:45 AM

I love authentic Pupusa's! I'd even be satisified with just a bean and cheese one! YUM! I can taste it now but...... unlucky in finding anything worthwhile!??!? Any recs? Work in Torrance, live in the LBC..... pretty willing to travel a bit for a great place... Help!?!??! At this point I'd even go for a 3 star place! :)

  1. Servorg Feb 23, 2010 09:52 AM

    While this thread got started in 1999 it was brought back to life last year and has a bunch of new recommendations: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/46895 plus there was another more recent thread found here: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/588278

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      SeaCook Feb 23, 2010 09:53 AM

      I like El Curdito on Gale Ave in Hacinda Heights. But that maybe a bit of a drive for you


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      1. re: SeaCook
        degustateur Mar 9, 2010 01:06 PM

        I strongly second El Curtido. The pupusas are amazing when right off the grill and they also travel well to go. My favorite is the queso con loroco. Loroco is a very flavorful Central American herb that tastes somewhat akin to mixed greens and nuts. Great, fresh curtido and salsa too.

        The Gale Ave. location is the original. There’s a second location in Santa Ana on 5th & Broadway. I’ve eaten at both for nearly 15 years and have been completely satisfied with everything on the menu. Real comfort food, done like mama would do it at home. I’m virtually addicted to their Sopa de Pata and their wonderful horchata. Nice folks too, at both locations. Below is a link to the Santa Ana one:


        1. re: degustateur
          SeaCook Mar 9, 2010 01:59 PM

          I didn't about the Santa Ana location. El Curtido is one of my stop and pick something up on the way home places. I like the queso con loroco too. It makes me feel like I am getting leafy green vegetables. Likewise the curtido. ;-)m I lave not tried the sopa de patat. Maybe someday soon I will.

      2. WildSwede Feb 23, 2010 10:08 AM

        I still say La Caravana on North Lake in Pasadena has the best. Many flavor choices or a sample platter that contains most of them. Maybe a bit of a drive for you...

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        1. re: WildSwede
          SeaCook Feb 23, 2010 10:33 AM

          I like La Caravana but the service is sooooo sloooow..

          1. re: SeaCook
            WildSwede Mar 9, 2010 08:56 AM

            Yeah, but the food is sooooooooooooo goooooooooooooood!!

            1. re: WildSwede
              SeaCook Mar 9, 2010 09:38 AM

              Yes it is good. But not a place to go if you have any time issues, like only an hour for lunch.

        2. DrBruin Mar 9, 2010 07:30 AM

          Go to the farmer's market in Torrance on Saturday (Wilson Park) and you can get a great pupusa and have some of BigMista's bbq.

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