Atlanta restaurant reviews, culinary news, and gluttonous gossip by admitted foodaholic Serina Patrick

Salvadoran Pupusas at Rincon Latino


My second stop on the Buford Highway culinary adventure with chef Zeb Stevenson and the photo crew was Rincon Latino for some traditional pupusas, masa cakes filled with pork, cheese, and sometimes beans.

Although the decor is somewhat plain, it beats most of the restaurants on this street simply because there is color…blue laminate seating, peach walls, and vibrant paintings interspersed with decorative iron pieces. And it was clean and the service was super-friendly.

We ordered a couple of varieties of pupusas while Christine and Owen moved us to a table near the window and requested some colorful plates for photos. I was excited to try the pupusas which sounded similar to Columbian arepas, but even more excited about my order of plantains.

Pupusas with pork and cheese, and a few with only cheese, arrived in plastic baskets. Beware, they’re HOT! Each order comes with a side of vinegary slaw and can be eaten like a fat taco with the slaw folded inside. Texturally, it hit all the right savory notes…chewy, crunchy, greasy, tangy.

My plantains were perfect…tender on the inside with chewy caramelized edges providing a sweet ending to a day of gluttony.

Look for my article on Buford Highway’s culinary finds in the 2014 Where Guidebook.

5055 Buford Highway 770-936-8181

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