If you’re ever around the Harry & Market area during the week, you may have seen an unlabeled creamsicle colored mobile trailer sitting at the northwest corner. Next time, you’ll probably want to stop by because it’s a food truck selling pupusas for $2 a piece.
Let’s talk about Maria’s!
Parked at the northwest corner of Harry & Market
Sunday: 11:30am – 9pm
Monday – Thursday: 5:30pm – 9pm
Closed on Friday and Saturday
Since the trailer had literally no writing or signage on it, I had to ask the lady inside what the name of the food truck was. She goes “Maria’s” so that’s what I’m running with.
I arrived right as she was opening up. She handed me her menu that listed her six pupusas on a dry erase board. I asked for one of each. She told me everything was made fresh and it would probably be around 15 minutes. So I went back to my car and just scrolled through social media to read people’s opinions on how we should live our lives and raise our children.
About 15 minutes later, my pupusas were ready and I headed home. The pupusas came with spicy pickled slaw and hot sauce…… both of which had plenty of kick to it. I’m not sure those who have a low tolerance for heat would like it but I loved it. I should have asked for more of it because I went through the entire bag in about three pupusas.
As for the pupusas themselves, they were great. They had plenty of filling in them and offered a nice flatbread to stuffing ratio. Each one was easy to cut into with a fork. Of all the ones I tried, the revuelta was my favorite. You can never go wrong with pork and chorizo. By about the fourth one, I was so full.
I didn’t get to chat with the owner of the food truck much. She was really busy getting the food started. It was a one-woman operation in there. But for what it’s worth, I really enjoyed them and was happy to check out another one of the little talked about gems around town.
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