It’s unconscionable that many of us still have to travel so far to get good pupusas, but this homey place makes it worth the trip. Ask for curtido, the requisite coleslaw-like accompaniment. Beyond the pupusas are dependable dishes like sautéed chicken and sirloin steak topped with vegetables—hot sauce is optional. You could order a beer, but you shouldn’t miss the chance to sample chan, a weird fruit-punch drink thickened with gelatinous seeds.
|Venue name:||El Ranchito||Contact:|
|Cross street:||between 174th and 175th Sts|
|Opening hours:||Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun 10am–1am; Tue–Thu 10am–11pm|
|Transport:||Subway: A to 175th St|
|Price:||Average main course: $8. Cash only|