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Regional Information on El Salvador

El Salvador, North America
Regional Notes - Events - Gatherings & Groups - Travel Information

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Visitor Notes:

Subject: 'Food festival in elsalvador'
Posted by Alex211 on: Tuesday, February 05, 2013 at 11:21 PM PST
Elsalvador has a food festival in Juajua which may be able to offer a rich combination of vegetables and fruits. travel-2-elsalvador.blogspot.com/

Subject: 'El Salvador--quite vegetarian friendly'
Posted by westcornersville on: Saturday, November 12, 2011 at 05:47 PM PST
El Salvador is definitely one of the most vegetarian friendly nations in Latin America (and, for both vegetarians and non-vegetarians, probably one of the best cuisines in Latin America as well). First of all, they eat a lot of refried beans, but unlike in Mexico, they're usually prepared without lard in El Salvador (using vegetable oil--"aceite vegetal"). Pupusas (which are stuffed cornmeal (or infrequently using rice instead of corn) patties) are everywhere, and there are many vegetarian varieties (and often can be made without cheese). Yuca and plantains are also quite common (eaten in a variety of ways--though do make sure if you get fried yuca that they don't add gravy). Mexican food is popular there as well (often with vegetarian options). Of course, like most tropical countries, there's a big variety of local fruits (plus, also like most tropical countries, El Salvador likes to import fruits from temperate climates, like apples and peaches). I've been fortunate to have visited El Salvador twice (once for fun, once for work)--hope I get to go back someday!

Subject: 'The best solution for veggie lovers in Salvador'
Posted by Guest on: Sunday, December 28, 2008 at 06:00 PM PST
Friends: I recommend you the best solution for veggie lovers in El Salvador (including Suchitoto, and of cpurse, the cafe of my friend Roberto Broz) is PUPUSAS! Yu can enjoy pususas in different tastes: spinach, cabbage, a diversity of herbs like "papelillo", "mora", "cuchinita", beans or cheese (even you're vegan, you can choose a special pupusa without cheese, just ask the senora pupusera). Enjoy El Salvador!

Subject: 'Vegi food in Suchitoto, El Salvador'
Posted by rpbroz on: Monday, February 11, 2008 at 03:46 PM PST
OK I don't know if this is acceptable but since my last post my wife and I have opened a restaurant here in Suchitoto, El Salvador. We serve a variety of typical salvadorean foods as well as TexMex. Come by and try our gourmet pupusas(cheese with spinach, mushrooms, summer squash, jalepeņo and others) or our famous vegi burritos and tacos. I can also let you know where to stay and what to do in and around town. If you come just ask for El Rinconcito del Gringo or Roberto El Gringo. There are also many other restaurants here in town that offer some vegi plates.

Subject: 'Suchitoto, El Salvador Travel Information'
Posted by rpbroz on: Monday, February 26, 2007 at 04:46 PM PST
If your coming to El Salvador, Suchitoto is a must see, plenty of restaurants(although not any vegitarian) most have veggi dishes or are willing to prepare something special. For more information about Suchitoto and El Salvador see http://www.gaesuchitoto.com or the official Suchitoto site at http://suchitoto-el-salvador.com both sites are in both Spanish and English

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