El Pulgarcito

A friend recommended that we check out El Pulgarcito, a Salvadorean restaurant. Never heard of it before but it’s a few doors down from Laksa King.

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Hours.

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Signs outside.

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Interesting that it’s Mexican and Salvadorean food.

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We dropped in on a Tuesday (around 1:15pm). A bunch of people grabbed takeout. The inside is small and decor is simple but there’s about 7 tables and a couple seats by the window to people watch. There’s a large menu with pictures when you first walk in.

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There’s also a few dessert and drinks.

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The regular menu is up on the counter and consists of breakfast, salad, lunch and dinner options.

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Click here to see the menu (1 and 2).

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There’s also a small section with spices, sauces and grains.

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Can’t forget about the cheese and tortillas too.

Horchata ($4.00)
DSC04454This was slightly different than the usual Mexican horchata.

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A little creamier, slightly reminiscent of chocolate but you still get the cinnamon taste.

Tamale chicken (#16) ($6.00)
DSC04463Expensive for a tamale but our friend said it was her favourite. Good but we’re used to tamales in the $3.00 to 4.00 price range.

Enchiladas (#21) ($10.00 regular)
DSC04455We opted for pork enchiladas over a red sauce. Lame that they charge an extra $1.00 if you want the sauce spicy, green or mole. It came with a side of rice, beans, salad and sauce.

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Rice and salad were standard fare. Beans had a pleasant texture but were so, so salty on its own. Enchiladas themselves were solid. Pork was tender and the red sauce hit the spot.

Tacos (#19) ($10.00 for 3)
DSC04458We went with the fish tacos which are topped with a pico di gallo mixture. The fish was excellently pan fried but over salted. Such a bummer.

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The salt seemed to be a running theme in all our dishes.

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The sauce was delicious and homemade. Wish we could have got more.

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Decent Salvadorean spot but too salty for my liking. I’ll wait for the Salvadorean church pop up to get my fix next time.

El Pulgarcito
https://www.facebook.com/El-Pulgarcito/
2522 E Hastings Street
Vancouver, BC
(604) 568-8591

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