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Pupusas in Fresno

PolarBear | Sep 4, 2006 12:19 AM

Having noticed that the open sign was in the window a little over a week ago, stopped in for lunch last Thursday. Chatting with the owner, Emilio, was told they are now open seven days a week.

Ordered the two pupusas combo, one cheese, laroco, and chicharones, the other revuelta, with beans, fried plantain and crema, $6.35, iirc. The chips to start with were nice and thin, warm and fresh tasting, the salsa had great flavors and a little more fire than I'm used to, still managed to wipe out every drop in the little molcajete. The curtido in the sealable jar was also very fresh and flavorful, but didn't get much out of the red sauce that accompanied, could be all the salsa I put away. The refried beans were excellent, wonderful flavor and a nice ratio of pureed to bits of whole frijoles.

I was worried about this little gem fading away but Emilio says they get a pretty good lunch business from Community Hospital just across the way.

There's not much atmosphere and just a dirt parking lot in the back, and probably wouldn't want to visit after dark, but for lunch I'll be a regular from now on.

Rincon Salvadoreno
302 N. Fresno St. (NE at McKenzie)

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