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mdg | | Mar 19, 2009 09:29 PM

Chalateco is a local chain, currently up to 7 restaurants: 4 in San Jose and 1 each in Santa Clara, Milpitas, and Mountain View one. The Mountain View location just opened in an old Una Mas location on E. El Camino, very close to Sunnyvale.

The menu is large and was a bit bewildering to me, as I've had Salvadorean food maybe twice before. I did great with the chipotle pollo huarache. I also had a bean pupusa that was a little bland, but a nice foil to the spicy huarache. The cabbage dish that came with the pupusa was very tasty. The mixed fruit drink was also delicious. The chips and salsa that come out when you sit down are not so great - bagged chips, indifferent salsa - but everything picked up after that.

There are a few scattered reviews and mentions of various Chalateco's in Chowhound, but nothing that goes deep in the menu. With 7 locations, surely some folks have explored the huge menu in more depth? What else is particularly good here?