From top: Pupusas! / Kurt laying waste to two pupusas, onion salad, and a lengua taco.
Have you had a pupusa before? They are traditional Salvadoran masa flatbreads, formed by hand, and stuffed with different fillings, like refried beans, cheese, pork, or loroco (a vine flower bud from central America). The pupusas are patted into flat, round disks and fried on a griddle until golden and crispy. Alongside your pupusas, you'll always find a heap of curtido, a feathery-light cabbage slaw, lightly fermented with a splash of vinegar. At Santa Rosa, pupusas are also served with a piquant tomato salsa, but that's not where you'll find the heat. If you like SPICY, reach for the tub of onion salad that adorns every table. It's like a spicy pickled mixture of onions, chiles, carrots and sweet peppers. Ah-oooga!
From Top: Spicy onion salad / Kurt vs. spicy onion salad / Me, enjoying a jugo de coca.
Pupuseria y Taqueria Santa Rosa
4231 Talyor Blvd
Louisville KY, 40215
Open 'til 9 on weekdays, 10PM on weekends.