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Pupusa in Montréal

hypomyces Mar 6, 2011 02:11 PM

I will be in Montréal this spring and I want to find the best Pupusas in town. I have learned how to make them from YouTube using Maseca, but I want to try the fresh masa meal version. I am looking for a great pupusa revuelta , with home-made fermented curdito.

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    jay_81k RE: hypomyces Mar 6, 2011 04:34 PM

    My personal favourite is La Carreta on st zotique. Others will say El Amigo I think its called, just down the street from La Carreta but I say theyre wrong!!! You tell me what you think, I need to try El Amigo again, I just remember hating it there

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      kpzoo RE: jay_81k Mar 6, 2011 04:40 PM

      I second La Caretta. I used to go to El Amigo but their curdito gave me a headache for some reason. (Something about the way it was fermented, maybe?) La Caretta is cheap and delicious.


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        hypomyces RE: jay_81k Mar 6, 2011 05:12 PM

        Can't wait to try it. Thanks

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          hypomyces RE: jay_81k Mar 6, 2011 05:15 PM

          Two voices for La Carreta....!Vamos!

        2. SnackHappy RE: hypomyces Mar 6, 2011 04:45 PM

          My personal fav is Los Planes on Bélanger, but La Carreta is very good.

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            hypomyces RE: SnackHappy Mar 6, 2011 05:16 PM

            Will try them all

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              jay_81k RE: hypomyces Mar 6, 2011 10:53 PM

              I actuallly ask them to cook them a little longer than usual. It gives it this nice crispy crust. I find it a little under otherwise at times.

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            lagatta RE: hypomyces Mar 7, 2011 06:34 AM

            I also like the pupusas at Zitto e mangia very much. That is a little Italian-Salvadorean café, but we think their Salvadorean dishes tend to be more special than their Italian offerings. They make a pink curtido - probably there is some beet juice involved, as in Lebanese pickled turnip. Their pupusas are tasty and not greasy. It is in the same area as El Amigo and La Carreta, on Clark corner St-Zotique. 6660 Clark. 6660, rue Clark, 514 544-9397

            Their website is down; so do check to make sure they are still open.

            It is a very nice space. BYOW (or beer) and decent espresso and other coffee.

            I've never had any trouble with El Amigo, but haven't been there in a while.

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              lagatta RE: hypomyces Apr 27, 2011 10:51 AM

              I want to point out a limited time offer on pupusas at La Carreta - they are celebrating their 20th anniversary (my, how time flies)... and they have their pupusas at the nostalgic price of $2 or $2.25 (perhaps up to $2.50?) for TAKEAWAY only.

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                SnackHappy RE: lagatta Apr 27, 2011 11:00 AM

                Isn't that more or less the current price at all the other pupuserias in town?

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                  kpzoo RE: SnackHappy Apr 27, 2011 11:09 AM

                  Yes, I'm confused as well because that's what I remember the pupusas costing - at La Caretta itself. ;-)

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                  jay_81k RE: lagatta Apr 27, 2011 11:10 AM

                  That's no special. That's the price always. I frequent that restaurant.

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                  dhd RE: hypomyces Aug 9, 2011 05:09 PM

                  I've only had pupusas once before in Los Angeles but I liked them a lot, so I'm excited to try all of these places... I was just biking down Beaubien and saw a tiny place called El Buen Gusto and decided to give it a try. They have three or four kinds of pupusas all for $2.80 including tax - I got a bean and cheese one which was pretty good (although I didn't eat it until I got home, so it might have been better on the spot). The curdito was good, not as sour as I remember it being in LA though. I'm interested to go back to try their fried plantains.

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