Hours: Lunch, Dinner: seven days
Open Late: Every night till 12:30
Rogers Park branch of the Albany Park pupuseria.
Second branch of an Albany Park pupuseria with an identical menu to that at the mother ship, meaning stuffed corn cakes hand formed and slapped with a delicacy that renders the masa a crisp, delicate shell, encasing copious amounts of filling, such as bean and cheese, pork rinds and cheese, aromatic loroco, an edible flower, or just cheese. Thin red and green salsas dress these lovely pucks along with a generous big bowl of shredded, lightly pickled cabbage (curtido) fragrant with oregano. Other tasty Salvadoran specialties include empanadas rellenitos, sugared deep-fried footballs of mashed plantains stuffed with sweet milk custard or mashed black beans, and an amazing, murky horchata, made with ground sesame, peanuts, and calabash seeds (morro) brought north from El Salvador. On weekends dive into bowls of sopa de pata, or more poetically "feet soup"--made with cows feet, tripe, yuca, chayote, sweet corn, string beans, zucchini, cabbage, and sometimes plantains--or hen, beef, or chicken and rice.
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