photo credit: Jessie Clapp
It feels good just to be inside Cojutepeque, a blue roadside diner in Westlake where you can watch traffic zoom by, drink coffee, and tune into a poorly dubbed Turkish soap drama. But that feeling only multiplies when you eat minty, citrusy salpicón, pastelitos stuffed with chicken stew, and their spongy pupusas with milky, stretchy cheese. In terms of pupusas, we usually go for the loroco and cheese combo, which has a good amount of crunch and mild vegetal sweetness. If you're looking for something punchier, the revuelta is about as subtle as a Boy Scout troop leader with a blow horn—in a great way.