Pasadena: Salvadoran Food at Melys Pupuseria

ensalata

ensalata

 

I checked out Melys Pupuseria one night after the gym. We were starving and pupusas sounded like a good idea. Once I got there, I saw they had Siete Mares, one of my favorite seafood soups. I don’t get to Gloria’s often enough and hoped Melys would be my Eastside replacement. However, due to a communication problem, I didn’t get my soup. Perhaps next time, if I return.

I was going full Salvadoran so I got the ensalata to drink. It’s basically a fruit salad in a cup with the Salvadoran fruit nance as a key ingredient. It can be viciously sweet and perhaps a glass of water is in order as well.

Salvadoran tamale

Salvadoran tamale

 

I hadn’t actually had Salvadoran tamales before this night since I tend to go after the hearty pupusas as a starter. Salvadoran tamales turned out to be quite fluffy and I’d order this again.

pupusa

pupusa

 

I got a cheese and lorroco pupusa. Lorroco is a wild Salvadoran herb. I really liked the texture of the pupusa. It wasn’t heavy and I piled on the curtido (cabbage slaw). When I realized I wasn’t getting my soup, I debated another pupusa but opted to head out.

wet burrito

wet burrito

 

My friend got the wet burrito and she said it was very good. I tend not to order burritos since I love tacos. But hey, aren’t we at a Salvadoran spot?

 

Melys Pupuseria

863 N Lake Ave., Pasadena, CA 91104  — (626) 794-1776
 
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