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La Pupusa House, new salvadoran restaurant- Livermore, ca

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La Pupusa House, new salvadoran restaurant- Livermore, ca

kirinraj | Oct 23, 2008 08:14 PM

I'm so excited to find a salvadoran restaurant near Pleasanton (awash in a sea of mediocre mexican and other ethnic restaurants) , where I live FINALLY.Located next to a 24 hr fitness on railroad ave in livermore, this is one of the best salvadoran restaurant that I have been to. I went here for the first time tonight. It's a tiny restaurant with only two ladies working there.There was a very long wait, because the customer in front of us ordered around 20 pupusas to go. I could here them slapping out pupusas and tortillas in the back. I got a revueltas pupusa (bean, cheese, chicharron) and it was GREAT. SIightly crisp on the outside with brown patches, a thin masa shell, and a generous filling. This was a large one too--around 6-7 inches in diameter. For my meal, I ordered a sopa de pollo (the sopa de gallina, a type of "criollo" (as she explained it) bird, probably free range) with tortillas hecha a mano. The soup was immensely satisfying, with lots of chunks of chayote, potato, carrot, noodles, and a large bone in piece of chicken, and part of a chicken liver (more appetizing than it sounds). It was in a huge steaming bowl with a deeply flavored broth with black pepper, ginger?, and cilantro. It came with the two handmade tortillas, thick, crispy on the outside, soft on the inside. I also got a chocolate caliente (en agua) which was pretty good. My only complaint was that the curtido was a little tough. The salsa roja was good though. There were quite a few customers for such a small place, and the people working there seemed overwhelmed. If you're in the area, you should go.

1550 Railroad Ave
(between P St & S St)
Livermore, CA 94550
(925) 443-1268
www.lapupusahouse.com

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