Last Saturday I co-organized a baby shower for a friend. It was just a simple dinner out with friends as the mother to be is rather unconventional when it comes to such celebrations. We were six…the parents to be, 2 girls and 2 guys. We had lots of last minute cancellations (4) and my co-organizedand I were not to thrilled and anxious of how fun the dinner would be.

Well did we ever end of having a great time. Sometimes less is more. We chose a Salvadoran restaurant as the father is hispanic, and its reasonably priced fare too. this was my 3rd Salvadoran restaurant and it was the best by far. We ate and ate and ate. I think we eahc had the equivalent of 2-3 meals.

We ordered seveal appetizers and picked from everyone’s plate. The homemade guacamole is divine amd the fried yuca and prok was incredible. The yuca was light and not greasy. The portion alone could be a meal. The only thing in the entire meal that did not impress me as much was another starter: the fried plantian with sour cream. The plantian I assume was just not ripe of not fried enough.

I again split 2 pupusas (the traditional Salvadoran dish) with a friend. A pupusa is a thick, hand-made corn tortilla made using a maize flour dough that is stuffed with various fillings. We shared a pork, bean and cheese one with a cheese and loroco (an edible flower that grows in El Salvador). Other dishes served were stuffed peppers with beefs Salvadorian style, fried tacos, and a cold dish of shredded beef with mint.

Desserts are ok, we ordered all 4 and shared. Nothing big. They do have a liquor license and they also serve an array of non-alcoholic exotic fruit juices and horchata (a sweet rice juice). Here is a hint: they have no Sangria but I ordere a 1/4 liter of wine and a fruit juice and made my own lol.

Totally worth a try, go and let me know what you think

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520 Beaubien East, corner St Vallier

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