El Salvador food and drink is particularly distinctive among the diverse cuisines of Central America. A blend of indigenous and Spanish influences, El Salvador food can be as familiar as chicken soup, or as exotic as fried palm flowers, and includes pupusas, tortillas, tamales, beans and rice. El Salvador has its own distinct culinary traditions, increasingly recognized around the world.
The typical foods in El Salvador are probably one of the best food anyone can taste! The Salvadoran Civil War of the 1980s prompted a massive migration of Salvadorans to North America. The result has been an unprecedented spreading of El Salvador's culinary traditions. The food that most identifies Salvadoran people are "pupusas", a thick tortilla stuffed with meat, beans and/or cheese, that can be found in virtually any North American city. You can find them anywhere you go. There are other typical foods from El Salvador, like chilate, nuegados, yucca, atol de elote, tamales (from pork, chicken, beef) and shuco