Mami Carmen’s

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Don’t be fooled by the mild-mannered exterior.

\We found pupusas!

This little shop is on 15th street in Bradenton, just south of SR70. We got hooked on Salvadoran food at La Guanacita back in Beaverton.  As a test dish, Bill decided to order the same thing he used to: pupusas queso con loroco.

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Pupusas, queso con loroco

They were a bit bigger, and he liked both the pupusa and the curtido better.  A wonderful, filling meal.

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Chuletas con Tajedas

I had Chuletas con Tajedas, “chuletas” being pork chops (they’re under there!) and “tajedas” being fried green banana slices. The pork chops were smothered in a layer of tajedas–which taste a bit like french fries–cabbage, tomatoes, and a light mustard sauce. While the chops were neither tender nor moist, I don’t think they were meant to be. The flavor was fantastic, and getting a bite with everything was an eye-roller. So. Good.

Service was excellent, and the interior was charming and comfy. I look forward to working my way through the menu.

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