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EL Curtido, Santa Ana

Jase | Jan 2, 2008 02:20 PM

Popped in for brunch the other day. Had two pupusas. One rueveltas and one pork and cheese. Also had the Sopa de Res.

I liked both pupusas, the masa had a good crispness without being greasy or gummy. The pork and cheese was a good blend with the cheese well melted. The rueveltas, I didn't taste a lot of pork, mainly just the refried beans. The accompanying pickeled cabbage didn't do anything for me. I found it kind of bland. But there sure was a lot if you wanted it. It came in a quart sized jug and had tongs jammed into it.

The Sopa de Res was huge with lots of tripe and three knuckle bones with plenty of meat on it. Also a couple of huge chunks of yucca, quarter head of cabbage and small corn on the cob. Good deep flavor, my only complaint was the corn was overcooked on the cob but I like my corn firmer. The tortillas that came with it were more bready than the mexican tortillas I'm used to. Took some getting used to but dipped into the broth, they were pretty good.

I'd go back and try the rest of the pupusa offerings. Total bill was $15 and change after tax before tip.

The website menu is pretty useless. But it does have a coupon.
http://www.elcurtidorestaurant.com/

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