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.
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.
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.