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8.3

Drive Thru Pupusas

Perfect For:Cheap EatsLunch

This food truck might be on the smaller side, but that’s pretty much the only “small” thing about it. Drive Thru Pupusas in Eagle Rock serves frisbee-sized pupusas with a large menu of fillings to choose from. The corn masa comes hot, golden yellow, and soft enough that cheese often leaks out to form crispy edges on the griddle. The curtido is also tasty but spicy, with some jalapenos adding heat to the pickled salad. But one menu item takes pupusas somewhere they have never gone before (or at least within our imaginations): the taco pupusa. After choosing which pupusa to feast on, it gets topped with cheese, carne asada, curtido slaw, salsa, and avocado. It’s a wondrous two-meals-in-one scenario and absolutely delicious.

Food Rundown

Taco Pupusa

The name tells you pretty much everything you need to know, but this delicious combo still surpasses our expectations. These chewy and generously filled pupusas make an excellent base for a “taco,” and both the chicken and asada are freshly grilled to order. It’s definitely rich with a capital “R,” but it’s also one of those mashups that just works.

Chicharrón Y Queso Pupusa

This saucy, cheesy pupusa is filled with plenty of chicharron, bringing heat and acidity to the stringy cheese inside. Besides being delicious, it’s also not overly greasy and pairs perfectly with the pickled curtido slaw on top.

Calabaza Y Queso Pupusa

After eating half your weight in chicharron, some squash might sound pretty good. While the calabaza brings wonderful texture to the melted cheese, it also releases a decent amount of water, which doesn’t do the masa (or the overall consistency) any favors. Throw enough salsa and curtido on top and it’s still a decent choice. Or just get another taco pupusa instead.

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