Pupusa Fest, highlighting El Salvador's staple dish, to take place at LA Coliseum

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Tuesday, July 9, 2024
Pupusa Fest highlighting El Salvador's culture to take place in SoCal
Pupusa Fest will be hosted for the first time at the L.A. Coliseum, where attendees will be able to enjoy El Salvador's culture and staple dish - the pupusa.

EXPOSITION PARK, LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- The pupusa, El Salvador's beloved signature dish, has found its place in Southern California and across the United States, and now it will be celebrated at Pupusa Fest, which takes place at the L.A. Coliseum in Exposition Park for the first time on Sunday.

Attendees will not only be able to enjoy traditional pupusas but also live music. Headlining the entertainment lineup is Oro Solido, the internationally renowned group from the Dominican Republic. Other musical acts include La Máquina and Espíritu Libre from El Salvador.

"We feel that our identity should be reflected through pupusas and music," said event promoter Fred Lugo.

The festival, which has been held since 2017 in various parts of the state, will offer exotic and traditional pupusas, from the traditional Revueltas, filled with cheese and chicharrón, to simpler varieties like De Queso, stuffed solely with cheese, and De Frijoles, packed with flavorful refried beans.

Pupusa Fest llegará al Coliseo de Los Ángeles en Exposition Park

Pupusa Fest, llegará por primera vez al Coliseo de los Ángeles donde los asistentes podrán disfrutar de la gastronomía y cultura de El Salvador.

"We realized that the pupusa is El Salvador's main dish," Lugo added. "It's a dish that can be shared with friends and family."

Those with a competitive drive will be able to participate in a pupusa eating contest.

The family-friendly event will take place from 12 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $30 for adults and kids 12 and under are free.