This is a post by N&O restaurant critic Greg Cox:
The owners of El Cuscatleco in Durham (elcuscatleco.com) have opened a second location in Cary. The website hasn’t yet been updated with details about the new location (1383 SE Maynard Rd.; 919-650-2706), but the menu is essentially the same as at the original.
Both offer a broad sampling of the Mexican repertoire, from taqueria-style soft tacos to Tex-Mex combination plates to house specialties such as El Migueleńo (a protein extravaganza of fried pork ribs, grilled chicken breast and head-on shrimp, served with yellow Spanish rice and salad).
But the main attraction is Salvadoran fare, a cuisine offered at only a handful of restaurants in the Triangle.
Pupusas, the country’s distinctive thick corn tortillas stuffed with pork, cheese, refried beans or a combination, are available à la carte or as part of a sampler platter with fried yuca, sweet plantains, tamal, and savory chicken-filled pastries called pastelitos. Other options include carne guisada, Salvadoran-style beef stew; chuleta entomatada, grilled pork chop with sautéed onions, peppers and tomatoes; and camarones en crema, shrimp in cream sauce.
El Cuscatleco is open daily for lunch and dinner.
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