The Curious Palate

For years I’ve had my hair barbered on Fletcher Drivein L.A., but this time I was persuaded to stay around for lunch across the street at 2829, the colorful El Buen Gusto Salvadorian and Mexican Restaurant. It was mid afternoon on a Saturday and the friendly place was buzzing, which seems to be the happy story starting at 7 a.m. when the breakfast menu rules til 11 when the lunch crowd descends on the bright, neat as that proverbial pin place.

Salvadorian cooking is less oily and spicy than the more familiar Mexican dishes and includes baked chicken and ranch style Marisco fish as well as homemade  Pupusas  stuffed with a range of tasty fillings.  The Palate selected pork and found the entire specialty very fulfilling. I also devoured a delicious corn tortilla stuffed with tender, tasty strips of chicken. The various dishes on a big menu promise to taste as good as they look and El Buen Gusto is remarkably reasonable. For more info, call (323) 906-9796.

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