Saturday, 14 November 2015
12:00 AM to 9:00 PM

$1.50 Pupusas!

in honor of El Salvador's National Day of the Pupusa

"A pupusa is a traditional Salvadorian dish made of a thick, handmade corn tortilla (made using masa de maíz, a cornmeal dough used in Mesoamerican cuisine) that is usually filled with a blend of the following:

-cheese (queso) (usually a soft cheese called Quesillo found throughout Central America)

-cooked and seasoned pork meat ground to a paste consistency (called chicharrón, not to be confused with fried pork rind, which is also known as chicharrón in some other countries)

-refried beans (frijoles refritos), or queso con loroco (loroco is a vine flower bud from Central America).

The two most common pupusas are the pupusa de quesillo (cheese) and more popular pupusa revuelta with mixed ingredients of cheese, beans, and chicharrón. Pupusas are typically served with curtido (lightly fermented cabbage slaw with red chilies and vinegar).

On 1 April 2005, the Salvadoran Legislative Assembly declared pupusas as the national dish of El Salvador and every second Sunday of November would be National Pupusa Day."


El Guanaco Restaurant

415 Water Street

Downtown Olympia