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Con Sabor Club Tropical in Helms District

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Con Sabor Club Tropical in Helms District

NAspy | Mar 26, 2004 12:14 PM

Our family and a friend walked over to Con Sabor, a newish Pupuseria and Salvadoran food purveyor on Washington Boulevard, a couple blocks east of La Dijonaise and Campos'. It used to be a Latin dance club of some kind, but is now a restaurant with a full bar and live music on Mondays and Thursdays.

I'm not familiar with the cuisine, but we were very pleased with the food we had. The pupusas we ordered were cheese and bean & cheese and they were very flavorful -- even my two picky eater kids liked them. Next time we go we will try the cheese and ham pupusas.

The main dishes ordered were Carne Asada, Pollo Asada and a chicken with onions (can't recall the name on the menu), all very well received. The tortillas are different from the type we are used to -- these were fatter, more crumpet like but with excellent flavor. All the entrees came with a good garden salad, rice, beans and plantains. The cuisine seems to utilize a sort of zesty tomato sauce that is not spicy, but really adds to the flavor of the food. I can't recall the name but it clearly is the Salvodoran version of salsa, served with the tortillas and all the dishes.

The kids also split scrambled eggs with ham. We had a couple of sodas, two fantastic hot choclates (more like fantastic orchatas, but better) and the bill came to $44.

We also saw a fish soup being served that looked excellent and the diner was pleased with it.

The place serves no dessert. When we left, just before 8PM (it was a school night after all), a very interesting looking band was finishing their setup, and the place was quickly becoming populated with the neo-Bohemian, intellectual, cultural crowd that one sees at the Jazz Bakery, but way younger -- 20's, not 50's. Looks like the place is becoming a sort of hip hangout and the food was very enjoyable.

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