The string of Los Molcajetes family restaurants, now an established staple of the Los Angeles, CA food scene, got their humble start back in 1977. Mother and son team Maria-Luisa Gonzales and Juan Guzman went into business together, spreading their heritage throughout the City Of Angels via traditional El Salvadoran cuisine. Now under its third generation of ownership, Los Molcajetes continues to deliver exemplary international fare to hungry Angelenos eager to embrace LA’s eclectic food scene.
Love pupusas? Who doesn’t? You’ll find ‘em in all varieties here, fillings ranging from pork to squash to Salvadoran flower buds. However, if you’re looking to try something new, there are loads of traditional dishes gracing the menu. Grab some chicharrones and enjoy crispy chunks of fried pork. Sample the salpicon and try some cold minced beef seasoned with mint and onion. Oh, did we mention vegan options? This versatile restaurant appeals to eaters of all varieties, and the best part of all? They cater, so don’t hesitate to book ‘em for your next event.
Mojarra Frita — A whole tilapia fried to achieve a charred exterior that gives way to a tender, juicy center. Served with rice, beans, and homemade tortillas.