Tiny La Pasadita Packs Big Flavors

This humble East Dallas takeout spot's pupusas are something to brag about.

Despite the size of the kitchen, all of these components are made by hand just behind the counter. Walk in at any given moment and you'll see Ortiz or one of her employees blending chiles and tomatillos before straining them for the sauce, mixing masa dough in a giant black bin or turning a massive pile of chiles while they hiss and pop on the grill.

Ana Ortiz and her employees pat out hundreds of pupusas each day.
Lori Bandi
Ana Ortiz and her employees pat out hundreds of pupusas each day.
Lori Bandi

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Pupuseria La Pasadita

205 N. Carroll St., 214-824-1909, 9 a.m.-11 p.m. daily. $

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While the wait can be cumbersome, it's worth it to come during the lunch or dinner rush when you're far more likely to get your meal seconds after it's lifted from the grill. You must bring cash, but you won't need much. Ortiz's pupusas, dressed with curtido tucked into a foil pouch like a taco, a small cup of salsa and a blistered jalapeño will set you back $1.75.

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j.rubiello
j.rubiello

Yum! Looking forward to trying some

primi_timpano
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Can't wait to try it. Looks like a gordita with the stuffing on top.

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@scott.reitz @primi_timpano

Even better.

 
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