New El Salvadoran restaurant for Wichita

unnamed (19)One Central American restaurant has closed, but another has opened in its place.

Restaurant Nicatropical, which specialized in Nicaraguan and Honduran food, opened then closed quickly late last year in a tiny blue building at 2117 E. Central. (Wichita Eagle Dining Panel member Phil Warren had a review of the place all ready to go the day it closed.)

A few weeks later, the building got a darker shade of blue paint and a new tenant:  Restaurante Antojitos Salvadoreno, which is serving El Salvadoran items such as empanadas de platano (plantain emapanadas) and pupusas.

Wichitans who’ve dined at the popular Usuluteco Restaurant  at 1714 E. Northern, already are familiar with El Salvadoran pupusas, which are handmade corn tortillas stuffed with various delicious fillings.

The new restaurant is open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays.