El Salvador Food Photo Gallery

El Salvador meal spread on table
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    Pupusas

    Pupusas
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    El Salvador food is probably the most popular export among the Central America cuisines. Here are a few popular dishes and drinks you should try during your travels in El Salvador

    Here are Pupusas, El Salvador's staple snack, made of stuffed corn tortillas.

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    Breakfast

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    An El Salvador breakfast, including refried beans, queso fresco (fresh cheese) and fried plantains.

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    Curtido

    Curtido
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    Curtido, a spicy, vinegar-based condiment made from cabbage, carrots, and other veggies. Curtido is often served with pupusas.

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    Yuca Frita

    Yuca Frita
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    Yuca frita, or deep-fried yuca, often accompanies chicharon (deep-fried pork cracklings).

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    Ensalada Drink

    Ensalada Drink
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    Ensalada in El Salvador aren't just salads -- they're also fruit drinks, made of chopped-up fruit and juice.

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    Horchata

    Horchata
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    Horchata, a milky, rice-based drink flavored with sugar and spices.

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    Empanadas de Leche

    Empanadas de Leche
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    Empanadas de Leche, an El Salvador dessert pastry.

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    Tortitas

    Tortitas
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    Tortillas with crispy egg patties packed with shrimp.

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    Tamale

    Tamales tied with corn husk ribbon
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    Tamales, a traditional Latin American dish made of steamed cornmeal dough (called masa) filled with meats, cheeses, dried fruit, or sweet corn.

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    Sopa de Pata

    Sopa de Pata
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    Sopa de pata, an El Salvador stew made of plantains, green beans, corn, and yuca... as well as tripe (cow's stomach) and cow's feet