Have you ever had a pupusa? I was at Los Planes for El Salvadorian. A small and attractive restaurant on Bélanger, Montreal. The place smelled like nothing I’ve smelled before, it was so inviting I actually salivated. The menu was completely in Spanish, but the service was great and our waiter took his time with us. They had one TV playing the sounds of vuvuzelas. And without a doubt, they play the hockey games.
As the saying goes, when in El Salvador, do as Salvadorians do. So we ordered pupusas, their specialty. Pupusas are thick corn tortilla pancake like things that are typically stuffed with cheese, meat and fried beans. They had many options. You add curtido, a fermented and spicy cabbage salad and add some chili sauce to top it off. To me, it was the perfect thing next to the burger to watch a game. I felt brave eating it and it was so inexpensive (2.50 each), I wanted to keep ordering them. The pupusas were so different and tasty, I knew I was going to be back for more.
They only have one TV, and it’s not pretty. But they do show the game and the food there is worth not having any HD. Try their specialty drinks too. Let me know how it goes.
A woman I love inspired me to look for something different in Montreal. I’ve been looking for places to Watch & Eat for about a year. Last season was all about the main big kitchens showing the game. This up coming season, I’m looking for smaller and more diverse places. I’m searching for the gem that plays Montreal Canadiens games and has excellent food. Send me your suggestions please. THANKS!
LOS PLANES, 531 Bélanger E. Montreal