In the area for the Hospice du Rhone this past weekend, checking out Main St. after getting my biscuits and gravy fix at Hoover's, just happened to catch a glimpse of a banner hanging above a place tucked away in a small well shaded center on the east side of the street, big red letters NOW SERVING PUPUSAS. Did a quick 180 and popped in to hopefully pick up a paper menu, no luck.
Ran a couple of errands, checked in to the motel in Paso, then returned to TOFTT, one of my better decisions. Opted for one of the combos, pork, queso, and beans (no larocco or other options). All the fillings were equally represented and the outside had nice char spots. The curtido came in a small bowl, just the right portion for the one pupusa, and the "salsa" in a little metal creamer, having a little more body than some of the thinner ones I've had and also with a little more heat.
I returned the next day with my wine tasting pal, we each had a pupusa, he added a chile relleno and I a fish taco, both were very good. I had considered ordering two pupusas and the taco but was glad I restrained myself, since we both left stuffed. Should note that they bring out good quality warm chips and a thick fairly spicy salsa with a slight sweet note, but definitely not like that of those bottled versions, this one has fresh ingredients and plenty of depth.
Touch of Mexico is at 105 S. Main in a small center that is completely shaded by huge oak trees. If you see the A-1 Liquor sign, you are there. I can see this becoming our go to travel lunch stop.
Touch of Mexico
105 S Main St Ste 7, Templeton, CA 93465