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Izalco Catering

izalco catering

Jose Vega and his son Marcelo make gourmet pupusas, from traditional (bean, cheese, and pork) to Southwestern with chipotle chicken, as well as vegetarian and vegan options.

A pupusa is a traditional Salvadoran dish of a thick masa tortilla stuffed with a savory filling such as bean and cheese or a pork mix. Pupusas are typically accompanied by a lightly fermented cabbage relish called curtido, and tomato salsa. The original recipe for Izalco Catering’s pupusas come from Jose’s grandmother, who owned a pupuseria in El Salvador. Izalco Catering specializes in traditional pupusas but also offers different options for the eclectic fusion taste of the Bay Area community. Jose also noticed that some of his customer base did not consume pork so he created pupusas with alternative meat choices and even a vegan pupusa. With the demand of operating in several busy markets around the Bay Area, Jose has entrusted his oldest son, Marcelo, with helping run the family business.


San Francisco, California


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