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Balcon is a newer spot on Sixth Avenue doing Mexican and Salvadoran dishes out of a tiny corner shop. The pupusas here are what you want, as they’re enormous and loaded with mozzarella, but they also have something called a “putaco,” which is basically a taco built inside a pupusa shell. Make sure to try everything in the salsa bar: the pickled curtido is so good, you’ll find yourself eating the leftovers with a fork long after your pupusas are gone. Also, nothing on the menu is over $12, the portions are huge, they’re always playing bachata music, and the staff are absolute sweeties.

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