For the ones fond of primary American cuisine, a brand new Harrisburg restaurant is bringing flavorful foods closer to 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 usually been my tradition,” stated Manuel Ambrocio, co-proprietor along with his wife Maria Ramirez.
Ambrocio grew up in Guatemala near 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 stuffed with savory fillings and topped with pickled cabbage and house salsa.
“They are crammed like tortillas with cheese, something you need – chorizo, hen, steak, burger meat,” Ambrocio stated.
Along with pupusas, El Rancho will serve a complete menu of tacos, enchiladas, and burritos, in addition to traditional Guatemalan fare which includes pepian – a meaty, spicy stew normally served as a street meal – and garnishes, which might be corn tortillas topped with meat, cheese, cabbage savor and salsa.
The menu will also cowl platters with steak ranchero, chilies Rellenos, and sopes.
Less adventurous diners will find American food, in particular burgers and salads which include french-fry topped Pittsburgh salads, hen salad, and Caesar salad.
Ambrocio stated El Rancho builds on his reviews running inside the hospitality industry for most of his existence. He stated he turned into a preferred manager at a restaurant in York County and managed Arooga’s Grille House & Sports Bar in East Pennsboro Township.
After years of running for others, Ambrocio, 28, said he desired to open his personal eating place. But even greater so, he stated he noticed a want for the food in Harrisburg.
Up till now, Ambrocio said the ones living inside the area have needed to journey to Maryland or Virginia to find El Salvadorian restaurants. Closer to home Orquideas Pupuseria in Lebanon is also popular, he added.
El Rancho will be open seven days every week and maybe designed to attraction to families (there can be a children menu) and every person searching out a proper flavor of crucial America, he said.
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