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La Cabaña Salvadoreña

Restaurants, Salvadorean Washington Heights
Photograph: Sean Ellingson
Photograph: Sean Ellingson La Cabana Salvadorena

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It’s always a good sign when you walk into an unassuming hole-in-the wall and find it full of neighborhood families. Minutes after placing an order for limonada at this sliver of a restaurant in WaHI, the scent of just-squeezed citrus hits the air. A meal can be made from pillowy cheese and pork stuffed pupusas (thick corn tortillas), moist sweet-corn tamales, a heaping platter of sweet plantains—a paragon of steaming, sticky, candy-like bites, and some of the best rice and beans in the city. The only false step is the overcooked shrimp in a too-tame garlic sauce, but after a glass of sweet horchata, a mixture of herbs, cocoa, cinnamon and sesame seeds, even that can be forgiven.

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Address: 4384 Broadway
New York
10040-40
Cross street: between 187th and 188th Sts
Transport: Subway: A to 190th St; 1 to 191st St
Price: Average main course: $10. MC, V
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Opening hours: Mon–Thu, Sun 11am–10pm; Fri, Sat 11am–11pm
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