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Apr 25, 2011 05:54 PM

Salvadoran in Upper Darby, pupusas

This past weekend I stumbled on El Cuscatleco, 29 Garrett Road in Upper Darby. It bills itself as a Salvadoran/Mexican restaurant, and the menu seems pretty evenly divided between the two. I wasn't hungry for more than a snack so I had pupusas, which I love and are so hard to find in Philadelphia, and they were delicious.

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  1. Thanks for the report. I have waited and waited for good pupusas to hit Philadelphia! I'm excited to try it.

    1. Peter, hooray !!!!!!! Do they have fried yucca and chicharrĂ³n ? What kinds of pupusas do they have?
      Can't wait to go !

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      1. re: missclaudy

        We went this afternoon. It was only about 5:00 and we were the only ones there. The papusas were really yummy although the woman working there said she was really unhappy with the cheese. We had cheese and cheese and pork. They also had beans, cheese and pork and others. We also had plantanos fritos con crema. Yum. The beans were delcious. It was all really good. They had chicharron and fried yucca.

        The woman working there said that it was the same place that was around the corner on Fairfield that is now closed. She said they had an issue with their partner there so they opened around the corner.

        We will definitely be going back!

        1. re: raclette

          Thanks for the report, yucca and chicharrĂ³n are my favorite gullty pleasure in the world !

      2. Does anybody know if they have Tamales de Elote?

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        1. re: ammel_99

          They had tamales. Does "de Elote" mean something more than just corn tamales? I didn't have them but they were on the menu.

          1. re: raclette

            It is a corn tamales that is normally served with crema fresca. Its slightly sweet so just LOVE it.

            1. re: ammel_99

              I thought it was the addition of fresh corn that characterized them. Love them too.

            2. re: raclette

              de means of and elote corn so basically means corn and they are so delicious i love corn tamales and pupusas there the best i was looking for a salvadorean place in philly but i didnt know there was one already i have to go and check it out

          2. We went last Friday - thanks to this post!!! Tried to go to Don Memo's but it was booked. I never had a papusa before, but we tried one with the 'flower' in it and it was so yummy. Loved the chips with beans and two sauces that were brought complimentary. Entrees were good, but I have to admit that they took so long to come out that I spoiled my appetite on the chips....and then we had a show to go to so we were a little rushed. But I loved the papusas and will definitely go back when I'm in that area.

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            1. re: yummykimmy

              Hi Philly Chowhounders,

              So I recently moved to the area for school from St. Paul where believe it or not, there are several very good pupuserias. I was delighted to see this post and the restaurant in Upper Darby! Upon visiting the site, however, I was slightly concerned with the pictures presented on the home page. I'm talking about the hard shell tacos, to be exact. It was a slight deterrent for a latino-food fare snob like me. Should I be deterred? Are the pupusas worth a trip to Upper Darby?

            2. I've passed this place on my way to Little Saigon (delish Vietnamese place!) and have always wondered about it. Anyone know if you can do take out?

              Little Saigon Restaurant
              2801 Arctic Ave, Atlantic City, NJ 08401

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              1. re: kscooley

                Several years later, I think the address for Little Saigon is:

                113 Fairfield Ave, Upper Darby, PA 19082
                (610) 352-1002
                I've been looking for places to eat in this area so thanks.