Saturday, May 12, 2012

Pupusa Quest: El Majahual

El Majahual
1142 Valencia (Between 22nd & 23rd)
(415) 821-7514
Open Mon-Sun 11am-9pm
El Majahual is right in the middle of everything— a great location in the Mission. Arrived at 3:30pm on a Sunday, and it was full of people.

We were given our menus right away, but the overall service was slow... Edher had to go back in the kitchen to wrangle the waiter so we could place our order. It looked like there were only 2 people working there, a little understaffed, even for a small pupuseria.

One big highlight for me is that it was a nice place to sit and eat! It was clean, with light coming in through the windows and lots of people-watching action on the street outside. Inside, the restaurant is filled with bright colors and cute little tables.

They offer primarily Salvadorean and Columbian dishes— menu is pretty big!

Pupusa Section of Menu 

The results?

-Water was ice cold (nice), and the horchata was sickeningly sweet (bad).
-Chips were stale.
-My pupusa revuelta was amazing. Perfect blend, leaves you wanting more.
-Rice and beans were above average.
-The cheese pupusa barely had any cheese in it! WTF

Conclusion: Go back and get 10 pupusa revueltas, skip the horchata. Don't go when you're starving and/or cranky— you need a patient mood to enjoy this place.

Benito & Chicken were also at the luncheon

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