Salvadorian Cuisine: 3 Must-Try Dishes

At California Burritos, we pride ourselves on crafting the freshest, highest quality, authentic Mexican food in the area. However, we don’t stop there. Unbeknownst to many, we also have a great passion for traditional Salvadorian cuisine. While our menu selection is small, there are still many must-try dishes when it comes to the cuisine.


Here, we’re taking a look at some of the top Salvadorian dishes that everyone should try at least once!



As one of the most popular dishes in Salvadoran cuisine, the pupusa is first on our list. This traditional dish is made of thick, handmade corn tortillas filled with cheese, chicharron, and the highest quality refried beans. While the dish dates back thousands of years, it wasn’t until the 1960s that it grew in popularity. But, now that it’s here, you don’t want to miss trying this dish!


Empanadas de Leche

Possibly one of the sweets treats you can find in the Salvadoran culture, empanadas de leche is made with a plantain base. Often savored during breakfast, this is anything but your traditional empanada. Instead, this version resembles a donut stuffed with custard or fried beans in the center. Once cooked, the snack is coated with sugar and savored until the last bite.


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While it’s not a meal, horchata is a must-try traditional beverage in Salvadoran and Mexican cuisine. Like anything, this beverage is made in various ways depending on the family. Jicaro seeds, however, create the base in combination with vanilla, nutmeg, and other spices.


Carne Asada

Referring to the method of cooking more than the meal, carne asada is one of the most popular in El Salvador. Thinly sliced beef is marinated with a mix of spices, oil, and orange juice then grilled over an open fire. The process creates a tender and uniquely flavor experience that any beef lover is sure to enjoy.


Whether you seek authentic Mexican or Salvadorian cuisine, a visit to California Burritos will deliver! With quality and fresh ingredients as our passion, you can be confident that your cravings will be met!


Visit us today at any location and experience the best Mexican cuisine in NH!

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