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Re: “La Macarena Pupuseria and Latin Cafe

I used the 98% rating from urban spoon to find this place one Saturday night. I was not disappointed. The place was overflowing with people and loud music. Spanish flowed around the tables and between the owners and customers. The brightly colored, small restaurant definately has a good groove and serves a niche for the local foodies.

The owner is from El Salvador and proudly displays his mama's recipes. He personally came to each table to tell us about his evening specials and explain how to eat each dish the authentic way.

For an appetizer I had a shrimp tostada with fresh guacamole. The lime and cilantro added to the fresh taste and the shrimp was perfect.

Never having had a pupusa I didn't know what I was in for. It was filled with all sorts of stuff and came with a fresh tomato sauce, homemade crema and some marinated/pickled onions. The combination of flavors was very different and fantastic. I also had a homemade chicken tamale wrapped in banana leaves-this was not tex-mex, interior mexico, or like any other tamale I have ever had before. Again, a must try item.
The black beans were made with olive oil and were spiced perfectly and the fried plantains were also cooked perfectly.

In a city of great food this new eatery is on my must eat there again list.

Posted by Sugie on 04/19/2009 at 9:04 AM

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