El Comalito (Mexican & Salvadorian), 460 West Street, Amherst MA
The next two or three posts I’m making are dining out experiences. I’m pretty busy packing and sorting my home in preparation for a move to be very kitchen-creative. This dining out excursion happened because I’d just finished visiting a wood burning furnace outlet, and was on my way to visiting my future home to see how things were doing there, and to drop off a load of books and other stuff.
Photos by phone – real cameras are way too intrusive at restaurants.
And I don’t stop for Mickey Dee’s… or Bugger King. Panera’s, yes, but that was too far out of my way. Google being my friend, I found this place!
I ordered the avocado salad with balsamic vinaigrette, which they served on the side. This would have been a meal in itself! I took half of it home (minus the avocados, which just won’t keep – I ate all of them then and there). The tomatoes of course are hot-house, which is just as well, since I should limit nightshade consumption.
For the main: three gluten-free Puerco/Pulled Pork soft tacos. This was a LARGE platter, and came with a green salsa. I also got a small bit of pico de gallo. Yep, nightshades, but these were tasty. I included the refried beans and the rice – you had to get the rice WITH the beans or the beans alone would have, for some inexplicable reason, cost more.
These were very good, the pork tender yet a bit crispy in the right way; and the rice was done well, not soggy. The green salsa was outstanding.
If I head back, I want to try the Salvadorean pupusas – I’ve never had them. Unfortunately, they require 20 minutes of additional wait time, and I was On the Road, and had destinations to meet.
Service was a tad slow, but not uncomfortably so. There are plenty of gluten-free and a few vegetarian options.
Rating: 3.75 out of 5 stars.