The cuisine of El Salvador is rich and varied. This Latin American country is flanked by Pacific Ocean to the south, Guatemala to the northwest, and Honduras to the north and east – all of which result in a colorful and flavorful cuisine.
Ismael Alvarenga, owner of Cuscatlan Comida Salvadoreña, fled the civil war in his native El Salvador in the 1970s, but it wasn’t until the early 2000s that he was able to realize his dream of opening his own restaurant. Appetizers like tamalitos de elote con crema (corn tamales) and pasteles de pollo (fried pies stuffed with chicken) shine — and more than a dozen varieties of pupusas are a must-try, as are the guisados, mojarra frita (whole fried fish), and camarones picoso (shrimp in spicy sauce).
Cuscatlan has been part of the Escondido community since 2004 and, since then, has been established as one of the Best Salvadorian Restaurants around.
Don’t just take our word for it, come on in and try our delicious food out yourself. We are looking forward to meeting you here soon!