The Salvadoran dishes here glow with accomplishment, from unusually delicate pupusas to casamiento, rice and black beans sautéed together until theyre crispy and almost fluffy-light. Irma Mischlers handsome, earth-toned dining room is a spinoff of Kaliente, her mom Marias impeccable Salvadoran cafe in El Sobrante. Like Kaliente, Platano is a good place to get acquainted with the cuisine, through friendly service and clean-tasting versions of El Salvadors rustic, homey cooking.
Hours: 11:30 a.m.-9:00 p.m. Tue.-Thu.; 11:30 a.m.-10:00 p.m. Fri.-Sat.; 11:30 a.m.-10:00 p.m. Sun. Closed Mon.
Tags: Central American
Payment Type: MasterCard, Visa, cash
Extra Info: organic coffee