I discovered this little gem about 2 months ago and I've been there 5 times already. For decades this building had a bbq joint inside, but you would Never recognize the place. New floors, ceilings walls and restrooms! Bright and inviting inside, but the Real star here is the authentic Salvadoran cuisine. The owners and staff speak little english but they try thier best to explain the menu. On my first visit i had the "El Carbonero" platter I believe. it's on the breakfast portion of the menu, and for $7 you get 2 kinds of tamales, 1 pupusa, 1 fried meat pie, fried pork bits, fried yuca, fried banana and chips and salsa (on request). Enough food for 2 people. it wasn't all delicious, but it was an adventure on a plate,a good way to sample the whole menu, I Reallly enjoyed it! On my later visits I've tried all the different pupusas. A pupusa is kind of like a tamale only its made like a pancake of masa with filling in the center. The salsa is made fresh daily and the chips are cooked to order. They have a pupusa thats filled with queso and loroco. I had to google the "loroco", I found out it's a green vine/vegetable that grows Only in El Salvador. And it's got an amazing flavor, very earthy, green flavor similar to asparagus but even more pungent. Also delicious is the pork and cheese, zucinni squash and cheese, or the bean and cheese pupusas. My only complaint is that they don't have a pupusa platter with beans and rice, they just come on thier own, with a spicey pickled cabbage. They also have fajita platter, fried fish, soups, chicken and a asada plate, that all come with beans, rice and handmade tortillas. I can't comment on those as I am hooked on the pupusas. If you are tired of the same old mexican places, try this South American jewel for a culinary adventure worth your time. PS. I don't work for them or anything, I just really enjoy unique ethnic dining experiences in our fine city.
LUNCH SPECIALS $ 4.75 Served Monday to Friday 11.00am to 8.00pm each entree served with fried rice and an egg roll.; L-1. BEEF BROCCOLI.; L-2. PEPPER STEAK.; L-3. STIR FRIED VEGETABLES.; L-4. CHICKEN BROCCOLI.; L-5. CHICKEN CURRY.; L-6. SWEET &SOUR PORK.; L-7. SWEET & SOUR CHICKEN.; L-8. LEMON CHICKEN.; L-9. PEPPER CHICKEN.; L-10. EGG FUYOUNG.; L-11. GARLIC CHICKEN.; L-12. GARLIC PORK CHOP.; L-13. TERIYAKIBEEF.; L-14. TERIYAKI CHICKEN.;
We usually get great service & awesome food here, but this last time we went, we waited an hour to get 1 roll of sushi. We understand there's other orders in front of us, but waiting an hour for 1 roll is ridiculous...especially when there's only 4 seated tables in the house! Also, we noticed that one sushi chef was eating and texting while preparing rolls. A waitress that wasn't even ours came by to check on us. She was great. When she asked that one sushi chef if our roll was ready, he chuckled & said yeah...then held up the one he had been eating on. We love this place, & hope this improves.