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Seydi’s Pupuseria & Grill Top 100

Fast-casual north Valley eatery Seydi's Pupuseria & Grill has Phoenix hooked on El Salvador's most famous dish: the pupusa. This mother-and-son-operated pupuseria is run by Jose Flores and the Usulután, El Salvador-born Seydi Flores. At the straightforward ordering counter, you can choose from 12 pupusas — some with shrimp, with green peppers, with jalapeños, beans, melted mozzarella — all tucked inside a soft, grill-kissed, handmade enclosed sandwich the size of a compact disc. We recommend the pupusa heavy with loroco — an edible flower common in El Salvador and Central America, sourced from a Spanish market in Los Angeles. Before you envision a weed, we're here to tell you it's more like artichoke, which vibes well with the cheese, jalapeño, and corn dough. Other menu items are already favorites at Seydi's, like the fried yucca, banana-leaf tamales, and coconut water. New Normal: Dine-in is still an option, but we'd also note that these pupusas travel well.
Chris Malloy
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  • Hours: Monday-Thursday 11 a.m.-8 p.m.; Friday 11 a.m.-9 p.m.; Saturday 8:30 a.m.-9 p.m.
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