So Taco Cabana is advertising the heck out of their 'pupusas' and a Chron food writer took them to task for misappropriating the name of the Salvadoran national dish. It inspired me to finally get around to checking out this dish.
Sabor! - on Bellaire between Chimney Rock and Hillcroft - apparently the most upscale Salvadoran restaurant in Houston. Very disappointing. Almost no filling in the pupusa and not puffed up as I understood they are supposed to be.
Fortunately a week later I arrived at Tamales Dona Tere way out Bellaire too late for lunch and found El Cuscatleco a couple of blocks closer in, probably about the 12,100 block. Great stuff - the pupusas, meat pie (pastilla or something) and plaintain empanada. Apparently they also have a location on Bissonett around the 6000 block.
Anybody have any recommendations? There must be about 30 Salvadoran restaurants, mostly on the SW side or in Spring Branch; some look rather scary from the outside.