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La Pupusa Guanaca, Jamaica Plain


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La Pupusa Guanaca, Jamaica Plain

Limster | Apr 5, 2003 11:23 PM

The excellent horchata felt homemade and smooth, without any residue of powder on the palate. A light cinnamony sweetness wafts in the milky drink, nearing chocolate in the spectrum of delights.

A salvadorean staple, the cheese and pork pupusa was honest and hearty, a moderate amount of the soft stuffing playing off a different kind of softness in the shell. Served with fine standards, a light salsa and a tangle of sharp, tangy "cold slaw."

The chicken tamale might not have reached the blissful clouds of the best ones I've had, but was more respectable, well made with good flavours, a savoury smoothness embedded with chunks of potatoes and tender chicken (careful, bones included....don't be too eager to chomp down).

I love the simple white Central/South American cheese, and it played it light tang very well against sweetness in the quesadilla, a small cheesecake topped with sesame seeds and bearing a passing resemblance to a cupcake.

A happy meal, cheap, simple and delicious in a small cheery counter service Salvadorean place. Totally worthwhile.

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