Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Tita's Pupuseria Truck, Buttonwillow: The Anti-Fast Food Food

Thanks to a post by the Glutster a while back, my latest road trip to Northern California didn't involve a food pitstop at one of the several usual fast food chain suspects. Located in lovely Buttonwillow, a less-than-bustling town popular amongst Highway 5 road travellers, Tita's Pupuseria was a delicious way to refuel ourselves after refueling our car.

Although standard taco truck fare is available at the truck, why would I get anything but a pupusa from a pupuseria? And I'm so glad I did! The perfectly grilled discs of masa had a slightly crispy exterior, weren't at all overly greasy (a pupusa pet peeve of mine), and gave way to fluffy interiors oozing with delicious pork and cheese in this particular case. A heaping mound of curtido--a tangy and spicy cabbage slaw--and a couple dashes of salsa roja made them that much better. Pupusas filled with loroco, squash, beans, and/or cheese are also available for $2.75 each or around 9 bucks for a combo of two pupusas and a generous side of rice and beans.

Service can be a little slow, but really, what do you expect when your pupusas are made to order? Stretch your legs out, then sit back and relax at one of the picnic tables set up under the shaded canopy and be thankful that you didn't have to endure another roadtrip meal at McJack In The Crack.

Tita's Pupuseria Truck
Tracy Avenue (you'll see it from the highway, I promise)
Buttonwillow, CA 93206
(661) 378-5644

Tita's Pupuseria also has a restaurant located at 20643 Tracy Ave in Buttonwillow. Phone (661) 764-5111.
According to their business card, the locations are open from 6am to 11pm.


weezermonkey said...

I live for pupusas. This looks like it's worth the wait.

Unknown said...

Wow, So MUCH better looking than Dennys.

How old is this? I used to atop off in Buttonwillow all the time (but would try and hold off until Kettleman City for In n Out)

wan said...

your pictures, as always, are freaking amazing.

Diana said...

Mmmm pupusas... so delicious, yet, everytime I think of them, it reminds me of my bad date at Gloria's and the guy who didn't know what they were...


Kung Food Panda said...

I was there with Glutster :) Those were some good energy booster!

gourmetpigs said...

Wish Glutster/you had told me about this place when I used to drive up north all the time. I think I ate at 1) Denny's 2) McD's at gas station 3) other horrendous places.
At least now I know! (although, still don't know where Buttonwillow is ...)

glutster said...

awesome! makes me really happy to see this, like you have no idea!! :)

and...craving this insanely like right now! he he.

Anonymous said...

wonder if this was around in the late 90s when we used to hit up the race track at Buttonwillow... hmm..

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