Great Pupusas, North Fork, Long Island at Restaurante La Cascada

Great Pupusas at La Cascada, Southold, NY. Photo: Laura B. Weiss

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.

La Cascada
46455 County Road 48
Southold, NY 11971-5043
631 765 8708

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