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Good pupusas in the East Bay?

rworange Jul 17, 2011 07:48 PM

A really good Salvadorn restaurant and Bakery opened in the past few months.

San Pablo: Susy's Bakery and Deli – Pleasing pupusas and gorgeous geletinas
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/794918

It seemed to me that these were the best pupusas I had tried in the East Bay. Its been years since I did a pupusa crawl, so I revisited a few places to see if that was true. It was. Susy's makes the best local pupusas.

Here's some other places I tried in the past few days in order of preference

San Pablo: El Tazumal Salvadoran Restaurant revisited
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/796337

Richmond: Pupusas revisited at La Bamba
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/796001

Skip, skip, skip the pre-made pupusas at Las Montanas
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/7900...

I haven't revisited others joints such as Kaliente (which was in my old #2 spot) or Las Americas (only 99 cents but all I remember about it was the smell of lard).

So where are other good pupusa joints?

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  1. rworange RE: rworange Jul 17, 2011 07:56 PM

    eh ... forgot the photos
    1. Susy's
    2. El Tazumal
    3. La Bamba
    3. Las Montanas

     
     
     
     
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      10foot5 RE: rworange Jul 17, 2011 09:21 PM

      I don't have a whole lot of experience with papusas but I'm always happy the ones they serve at Tamales Mi Lupitas on Foothill.

      http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/643804

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      Tamales Mi Lupitas
      3340 Foothill Blvd, Oakland, CA 94601

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        drewskiSF RE: 10foot5 Jul 18, 2011 10:00 AM

        2nd this, though I prefer the sitdown restaurant vs. the truck.

        you can really taste the loroco

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          ML8000 RE: 10foot5 Jul 18, 2011 10:45 AM

          My sister really likes Mi Lupitas.

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          tomatoaday RE: rworange Jul 18, 2011 09:11 AM

          This may be a strange spot but I like the ones inside the at the Coliseum swap meet. Actually, I think most of the food there is good - definitly an uphill path over the last few years.

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            foodn10s RE: tomatoaday Aug 7, 2011 03:42 PM

            I agree! The first time I tried them at the swap meet, I had the combo which had everything: beans, cheese and chicarone. Delicious. Second time went back because the first was so memorable. Not quite as good as the first time. They had put the cabbage on top and that had made things soggy. Lesson learned. I found these better tasting than the truck on International (forgot the name).

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