For those keen on vital American cuisine, a new Harrisburg restaurant is bringing flavorful meals towards domestic.
By mid-August, El Rancho Restaurant & Pupuseria will open at 210 N. Third St. In Harrisburg with a homestyle cooking representative of El Salvador, Guatemala, and Mexico.
“Hispanic food has constantly been my lifestyle,” stated Manuel Ambrocio, co-proprietor together with his spouse Maria Ramirez.
Ambrocio grew up in Guatemala close to the El Salvadorian border. Ramirez is from Mexico. Their cultures and cuisines will merge underneath one roof at El Rancho.
When the restaurant opens, diners will come upon conventional homestyle dishes inclusive of pupusas, the countrywide dish of El Salvador. Thick corn tortillas are filled with savory fillings and topped with pickled cabbage and residence salsa.
“They are stuffed like tortillas with cheese, whatever you need – chorizo, hen, steak, burger meat,” Ambrocio stated.
Along with pupusas, El Rancho will serve a complete menu of tacos, enchiladas, and burritos, as well as traditional Guatemalan fare which include pepian – a meaty, highly spiced stew commonly served as street food – and garnishes, that are corn tortillas crowned with meat, cheese, cabbage relish, and salsa.
The menu also will cover platters with steak ranchero, chilies Rellenos and sopes.
Less adventurous diners will find American food, particularly burgers and salads which include french-fry topped Pittsburgh salads, hen salad, and Caesar salad.
Ambrocio stated El Rancho builds on his stories running inside the hospitality enterprise for most of his lifestyles. He said he became a well-known supervisor at a restaurant in York County and managed Arooga’s Grille House & Sports Bar in East Pennsboro Township.
After years of working for others, Ambrocio, 28, stated he desired to open his very own restaurant. But even more so, he said he saw a want for the meals in Harrisburg.
Up till now, Ambrocio stated the ones residing within the location have needed to journey to Maryland or Virginia to locate El Salvadorian eating places. Closer to home Orquideas Pupuseria in Lebanon is also famous, he brought.
El Rancho may be open seven days every week and could be designed to enchantment to families (there could be a children menu) and all of us searching out a genuine taste of important America, he said.
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