Pupuseria San Sivar
Costa Mesa, CA 92627
- Central American
- Daily 9am-10pm
- MasterCard, Visa, cash
- Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly
- Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch
- Not Necessary, Accepted
- Lot Available
OC Weekly's Description
This hole in the strip mall takes special care with its pupusas, which have a crispy yet malleable crust encasing thick, sticky cheese. Meanwhile, an oily, impossibly sugary plantain lying alongside refried beans is like a battle on your tongue between the lush tropics and the spartan plains of El Salvador; a side of sweet sour cream negotiates a tasteful truce.
Tips from foursquare
Try the Rice Flour Pupusas! The rice flour exhibits a lightness that doesn't overwhelm the other flavors as corn masa tends to do. Top with pupusa-specific mild salsa and the slaw curtido. Yum!
Las pupusas de harina de arroz, buenisimas.....
Delicious tamales! I lovee the green hot sauce at the table
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