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El Tamarindo Café

El Tamarindo's menu is all over the map - a map of the American continents, anyway. The proprietors have come up with a brilliant strategy to attract every Latin-food-loving soul within 100 miles: They'll dish up your meat and veg in the style of Cuba, Argentina, Uruguay, El Salvador, Honduras, or Mexico. Just pick your pleasure. An appetizer mixed plate runs the gamut - Salvadoran pupusas filled with loroco buds, or beans and cheese, come with a tart slaw called curdito; a Honduran chicken-filled baleada is for dipping in a sweetish sour cream. The kitchen makes its own salty fresh cheese, and tortillas are cooked to order. Grilled skirt steak or a palomilla can be had for $10.99 or under, a great bargain, as is the fried fish of the day or sautéed shrimp. White tablecloths and charming, shy service make this setting muy relaxing.
Photo by Ben Rusnak courtesy of El Tamarindo Cafe.
Details
  • Price: $$
  • Hours: Monday-Thursday 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; Friday-Sunday 11 a.m.-11 p.m.
  • Outdoor seating: Sidewalk tables
  • Alcohol: Full bar
  • Parking: Lot Available
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