Places to Eat

Taste Bud Travel to El Salvador Via Casa Amaya Pupuseria in Boerne

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While many delicious Mexican restaurants dot the landscape of the Texas Hill Country, sometimes a palate can wander. For an adventure into something a little different, try delicious vittles from El Salvador and Honduras in Boerne at Casa Amaya Pupuseria (pronounced pooh-pooh-suh-REE-ah)! The pupusa is one of the menu mainstays and is a thick corn tortilla stuffed with a savory filling. Beans here are so tasty that online reviews call them ‘mother-in-law’ beans! Loroco can also be added, which is considered good for health.

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Located in a two story blue house with blue trim off Main Street at 608 E. Blanco Road, this eatery was opened in 2016 by native Salvadorans Alberto Amaya and Manuel Luna, and is warmly inviting, from the native décor to the friendly staff. Order at the window inside for something to go or dine in by the large windows. The tortillas are handmade and prices are very reasonable. Treat yourself to a Quesadilla Salvadorena or mangonada! Standard breakfast tacos such as bean and cheese and potato and egg are also available.

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Photo by Honky Tonk Foodie

Casa Amaya serves breakfast, lunch, early dinner, and wonderful coffee either inside or outside under a covered patio. Food is served with red and green salsa but don’t assume they are the usual flavors! Tacos are quite large; if you are normally a two taco person, try one first and see if you are still hungry. While the menu is not tremendous, there are many options for customizing including freshly sliced avocado. Their hours are Monday through Saturday, open 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.; closed on Sunday. It is located next door to a taco place, so go right when you pull in and park behind the porch of the house. Get your food passport stamped and you’ll be so glad you tried something new!