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La Cabana Salvadorena
Posted by SR on 06/17/2014
My wife and I moved to the area a year ago from the Upper Eastside. For those living on the hill, it may be worth the trip down to La Cabana for some authentic Salvadoran food, at least once. Grant it, the décor leaves much to be desired and the music sometimes can be loud which if you ask politely the staff can be very accommodating. As for the food, the large chicken soup can be a main course it is flavorful with broiled chicken parts, the pork chops are grilled to order and not overwhelmed by spices or a sauce. (You can actually taste the sweetness in the meat.). The cook uses a special blend of spices for the garlic shrimp dish. The pricing underscore the portions. You may be pleasantly surprised when the bill comes. La Cabana has a large selection of bottled beer and a limited wine selection. At first, the clientele was more Spanish but lately I noticed more folks from the west side hill seating down for dinner. If you can, give La Cabana a try and write a review.
Posted by Juan on 01/05/2012
Their food is excellent, priced right and they deliver. Please try the pupusa, it's like a corn patty with cheese.
Posted by Blitz on 05/10/2010
This small restaurant has been there for years and I've been coming to it since I was in High School even though I lived in the Bronx. The quality of the food has not changed and it is definitely worth going out of your way to get to for some fresh pupusas and some horchata.
Posted by Rick on 05/10/2009
The food here is unvaryingly well-prepared and delicious. I've never had a bad meal at La Cabana. Prices are very reasonable. Service is generally good, there is usually at least one waitperson on who speaks English well enough to help the Spanish-challenged order their meal. Very highly recommended.
Posted by rdc on 05/12/2008
My g/f and I stopped by here last night (Mothers' Day). It was packed with families so we wound up getting take-out. We ordered pupusas (pork), fried tacos, regular tacos, a tamale, and maduros. Everything was fantastic. I can't believe I've lived in this area for over a year without coming to this place. We will be back again and again I'm sure!
Posted by Anonymous on 01/13/2008
If you live up here and don't feel like going far for dinner check out La Cabana Salvadorena. Friendly service, laid back cozy atmosphere, cheap beer (32oz Salvadorean Regina for $7!) and yummy food. We had the combo and Salvadorean plate, really enjoyed the elote (sweet corn) tamale, papusa (thick, flat, filled corn fritters), and taco (totally different than Mexican). Complimentary pickled cabbage was good too. We'll be back!
Posted by Foodie on 08/04/2007
If you're in the market for authentic Salvadoran food, this is the place to go. The cheese pupusas are delicious and the cream they add to the plantains and tamal de elote is heavenly. No fuss, just real good food.