(30) Pupusas @ Balompie Cafe

Pupusas = pockets. Pockets full of deliciousness. If a quesadilla and flatbread got together, they would create a pupusa baby. Mmmmmmm. Pupusas are so simple and so tasty - savory, warm, doughy. I could eat pupusas for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Each order is served with some diluted salsa and curtido - a slightly fermented salad/slaw side dish of cabbage with red chillies and vinegar. Balompie Cafe is an awesome gem, nestled in the heart of the Mission distict, you definitely feel the Salvadorian hospitality when you enter. The service is great, the food is amazing, and there are televisions everywhere to watch futbol. You feel like you are in El Salvador and you feel like a champion when eating these pupusas, win-win. I very much wish to have a pupusa making party, anyone interested?
Pupusas @ Balompie Cafe. Photo credit: Kendra Aronson.
Pupusas @ Balompie Cafe. Photo credit: Kendra Aronson.
Pupusas, up close and personal. Photo credit: Kendra Aronson.
You have the following options at Balompie Cafe, (a) corn or (b) rice flour pupusas:
Queso > Cheese
Frijoles > Beans
Queso y Frijoles > Cheese & Beans
Chicharron (not to be confused with fried pork rinds) > Ground Pork
Chicharron y Queso > Ground Pork & Cheese
Ayote y Queso > Zucchini & Cheese
Loroco y Queso > Salvadorian vegetable & Cheese
Espinaca y Queso > Spinach & Cheese
Creama > Sour cream
...these are the standard options ($2.50), they also have a slew of specialty pupusas at $3.50/piece, scope the selection here. Aaaaand check out this cheeeeese puuuuullllll!!!!!! yarrrrrrrrrr >

Pupusas @ Balompie Cafe ($2.50/each, minimum 2 per order)
3349 18th Street
San Francisco, CA 94110
Daily > 8:30 a.m. - 9 p.m.


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