It also grows wild in Pasadena and is a common garden plant there. In the summer, when an illicit trade in spineless yucca booms in the Salvadoran community around MacArthur Park, the white national flower of El Salvador will show up on the tables of home kitchens and in some tamales on the streets of Westlake. If you can't cop them in MacArthur Park, you could always try to grow your own — we hear the plants are available at IKEA.
LOCATION: 1939 S. San Pedro St., Los Angeles; (213) 745-8001
PRICES: Appetizers, $1.99 to $4.99; entrees, $5.99 to $14.99; pupusas, $1.75
DETAILS: Open 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday to Friday; 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Soft drinks, aguas frescas. Lot parking.
LOCATION: 7539 Reseda Blvd., Reseda; (818) 708-1205
PRICES: Appetizers, $1.50 to $3.99; entrees, $5.50 to $8.50; pupusas, 99 cents on Tuesdays and Wednesdays
DETAILS: Open 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. Soft drinks, aguas frescas. Street parking.
LOCATION: 4350 S. Avalon Blvd., Los Angeles; (323) 233-1333
PRICES: Appetizers, $2.50 to $7.95; entrees, $9.95 to $16.95; parrillada for two, $29, for four, $39; pupusas, $2.25 to $2.95
DETAILS: Open 9 a.m. to midnight daily. Soft drinks, aguas frescas, beer and wine. Lot parking.