Try one of more than twenty varieties of traditional Guatemalan sweet breads (conchita bread, batida, and champurrada) at owner Noe Delcid’s bakery and luncheonette. Menu items include authentic Guatemalan meals such as churrasco (steak) with rice and beans, pupusas (tortilla filled with a blend of cheese, pork, squash, and refried beans), and breakfast of two eggs, beans, cheese, cream, fried plantains, and handmade fresh tortillas. Traditional American classics such as the super burger and the super sandwich are also available. Hours: Mon to Sat 6 am to 9 pm and Sun 7 am to 9 pm. Cash only.
Pupusas (pronounced “pu-pu-sahs”) are the Salvadorian version of quesadillas. Picture a thick, handmade corn tortilla (made using masa de maíz, a maize flour dough common in Latin American cuisine) with a blend of cheese, chicken, ground meat, and beans inside. A pupusa (we dare you to say the name without smiling) is sealed up—unlike a quesadilla—until, of course, you sink your teeth into one and are bombarded with the mix of flavors. Get three for $6 at this authentic Guatemalan bakery/eatery, less than a year old but already drawing a large following thanks to its no-nonsense comida tipica. The décor isn’t much—but if you want to practice your Spanish, it’s a great place to visit. Plus, all entrées are $9.50 or less. And we haven’t even mentioned the homemade breads and pastries.