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Los Planes de Renderos Restaurant: A User’s Guide
- Pupusa de chicharrón y queso
- Plantanos fritos
- Tamal de pollo
When to Go: Pupusas—here served with tangy cabbage slaw on the side—are tasty anytime, but come by for the holidays for a piping hot mug of atol shuco.
- It’s cash only.
- Wash down pupusas with an agua fresca.
Atol shuco: a Salvadoran comfort food, generally made with dark corn, squash, beans, and spices. Shuco translates to “dirty,” a name that comes from the dark color of this dish compared to other varieties.
Chicharrón: fried pork skins, used in many dishes and preparations across the Spanish-speaking world.
Pupusa: a thick corn tortilla stuffed with ingredients such as beans, meat, cheese, or veggies.
While You’re in the Neighborhood: Get dessert in the form of tres leches cake or guava cookies right next door at Pacita’s Salvadorean Bakery (10 Persia Avenue).