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7.6

El Guanaco

Salvadoran

East Hollywood

$$$$Perfect For:Serious Take-Out OperationLunch

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What we love most about the pupusas at El Guanaco, a small order-at-the-counter restaurant in a Hollywood strip mall, is that they rely on ingredients, not pure fat and salt, for flavor. Queso, tender pork meat, and golden masa all work together like a well-trained youth symphony. The menu sticks mainly to classic varieties like cheese or pork, but we recommend the revueltas with cheese, pork, and creamy beans. 

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