Great pupusas in North Fork wine country? Yes, the Salvadoran street food has migrated east, specifically to Southold. As Edible East End reported recently,Restaurante La Cascada boasts the luscious vegetable- and meat-filled snacks at a restaurant in a strip mall in Southold.
Finding pupusas on the North Fork isn’t all that surprising. After all, the area farms and vineyards attract a fair number of Hispanic farm workers.
On two separate trips, I tried most of the six different pupusas on the menu. I liked the one with the loroco flower, a teardrop shaped Salvadoran plant. My friend Meryl favored the spinach and my husband loved the squash, mushroom, and pork ones.
Each pupusa, buttery and satisfying, is topped with a type of tangy slaw that plays well off the richness of the pupusas.
Both days we visited Restaurante La Cascada we were practically the only gringos in the place. There’s a full menu of standard South American fare-ranging from burritos to quesadillas.
But stick with the pupusas; they’re as large as a small dinner plate.
A single one filled me up. But who can stop at just one, especially at $1.50 apiece?
Not going out to the North Fork? Here are the pupusas in the city that Yelpsters like.
46455 County Road 48
Southold, NY 11971-5043
631 765 8708