Tucked into a Fry’s Shopping Center on the west side, Cristina’s Restaurant is a reliable source for home-style Salvadoran cuisine. Come for the pupusas – the hand-patted griddled corn patties, stuffed with a molten core of melted cheese and other ingredients, are irresistibly good. The bean, cheese and pork variety are especially good. But there’s more to Cristina’s than pupusas. The sprawling menu also includes tamales, grilled fish, yucca frita, fried plantains, and a smattering of enchilada and burrito options. You probably shouldn’t leave without an order of the very good sweet-savory banana empanadas in your hands.
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