Las Americas Restaurant has an expansive, tempting menu 

click to enlarge Las Americas' papusas. - GRIFFIN SWARTZELL
  • Griffin Swartzell
  • Las Americas' papusas.
Rolando Hernandez purchased Las Americas in December 2015. After a full interior renovation and menu overhaul, the Puebla, Mexico, native now runs the eatery with his family. The menu’s expansive, and while we’re tempted by menudo, offered daily, we go for an order of pupusas ($6.75).

They come three to a plate, paired with a small cup of refreshing Salvadoran salad, consisting mostly of cabbage and carrots, colored bright purple by a piece of beet, seasoned with vinegar and oregano. The pupusas come with bean and cheese, chicharrones, or both (our selection). There’s not much porky flavor in ours, which look like extra-thick flour tortillas, but the creamy beans and stringy cheese make for an enjoyable snack nonetheless. We pick up a massive piece of tres leches cake ($4) topped with a strawberry gel from a display case after lunch, heavy in its package but light on the palate, a fine summer shareable.

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