Four of us had an impromptu mini-crawl in Day Square, Eastie today. Left damp and full!
Started at BUEN GUSTO (Salvadoran) with pupusas (cheese, cheese and loroco (an herby flower) and pork); three tacos - chicken, tongue, and beef; and a couple of horchatas - a lovely, sweet, almond milk and cinnamon drink. The pupusas were fresh and flavorful - I especially liked the curtido (slaw) that came with them. The tortillas in the tacos were delicate and homemade and the meat (a couple of bites, each) was deliciously grilled. The salsa verde that came with the tacos ad a nice bite!
We had been enticed and "hyped" by the announcement of roasted rabbit on their specials board - Alas, it was not to be! (Too close to Easter? Ah, we'll just have to come back!)
Dashed next door to TAQUERIA JALISCO, for their weekend special of birria - beef with a spicy sauce and more delicious tortillas! The beef reminded me of Grandma's pot roast in tenderness and tastiness, although the spicing was completely different!
Finally, whipped round the corner to RINCON LIMENO, where we took a pass on our beloved ceviche and indulged in a couple of desserts - Mazamorra Morada is a bright colored jellyied "blob", made from Peuvian (purple) corn and a compote (so I'm told) of fruit - you'll see the pic of our licked clean bowl! And to finish our meal with elan, how about flan?! They call it Crema Volteada - a huge portion and sweet, jiggly, smooth, and delicately caramelled.
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409 Chelsea St, Boston, MA 02128
El Buen Gusto Restaurant
295 Bennington St, Boston, MA 02128
293 Bennington St, Boston, MA 02128