If you're unfamiliar with Salvadoran cuisine but want to get acquainted, El Petate in Houston's East End is a perfect place to get started. The broad front porch of the bright blue building is perfect for relaxing with a plate of pupusas and a beer in the evenings, to watch the traffic on Canal trundle past. But I prefer eating inside, where it feels like you're sitting down in a family's home for a home-cooked meal.
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7433 Canal St., Houston, TX, 77011
East End • (713) 921-2176