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
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.