A chilly rain has settled in today, and there is nothing better than finding yourself in a small, neighborhood restaurant eating warm comfort food. El Majahual in the Mission is a perfect place on a day like today. With my fur tied in a bonnet and carrying a tiny umbrella, I walked the four blocks and entered the small restaurant, it holds only seven tables. Mexican television in turned on to some variety show, the locals, are all gathered around the tables eating what can only be described as some of the best Salvadorian food I’ve ever found in any city.
My lunch consisted of two corn pupusas filled with cheese. Grill marks top both sides of the perfectly cooked masa. The plate came with white rice and a rich, smoky refried beans. The salsa and pickled cabbage was spicy without being overly hot, the crunch of the cabbage added a nice contrast to the soft, tender pupusas.
If you are like me, and love Latin American cuisine, you must try this place the next time you are in San Francisco. Just remember it is a small, hole in the wall type of place, but it will make you feel as if you are no longer in the big city.
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