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12 July 2010

La Pupusa Loca #1

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When deciding which pupusa to eat, why not choose the crazy one? I do not think there are #2 or #3 restaurants, but maybe this just alludes to the future. [UPDATE: There is now a #2!] This one definitely has enough neon lighting for 10 restaurants, glowing outside and in, reflecting off the clear plastic tables and dishes, creating halos around our plates of food.


I always stay away from horchata made in Central America, even more sweet and sticky than its Mexican counterpart. My dining companion thoroughly enjoyed the one served here though (below).

Horchata and neon.

Somehow I was so hungry and so ready to devour pupusas that I forgot to take any photos of them, but the little round delicacies normally appear the same way anyways. We piled on the pickled cabbage relish curtido and ate them by hand and fork.

Neighboring Honduras is well-represented on the menu here, and we had to order a baleada (below). The beans are amazing inside this rendition, and the full slice of avocado was a nice addition.


We also could not resist the call of the pollo Hondureño ($8, below), a dish of crispy fried chicken piled with pickled cabbage, tomatoes, onions, lime, cheese, and an orange salsa, amongst other items. The highlight of the dish are the tostones which make great receptacles for carrying all the other ingredients, including the tender chicken chunks that can be pried from the bones.


A walk down Bergenline Avenue and its neighboring streets is definitely a transportation to another place, and despite its urban nature, the two-story buildings and calm feeling make for a very pleasant night escape from the city. 

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