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Emporium Latino – Salvadorean treats

Do you know where El Salvador is? It is a tiny Central American country 2149 km south of Toronto. Like other Latin countries they have many local dishes and as I am sure you agree, it is the duty of a Spotter to try different cuisines, plus they are delicious!

Opened on December 19th, 1989 the Emporium Latino began as a grocer of Latin American foodstuff, canned goods and other ingredients often hard or impossible to purchase in Toronto. Later expanding by selling tasty Salvadoran, Venezuelan and Mexican treats! From tacos, tamales, empanadas to pupusas and more!

Pupusas, are a Salvadoran staple consisting of thick stuffed corn flour tortillas. Cheese, beans, pork, cactus or a mix of these is used as a filler. Normally eaten with a side of “curtido” or pickled cabbage and a sizable helping of salsa. You have to try them! Personally I enjoy the mixed variety best!

If you run into the owners, Cecilia or Jose Espinoza, tell them Mauricio says “Hi.”

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Details about this spot



243 Augusta Ave., Toronto

Telephone number


Opening Times

Mon - Fri 09:00 - 19:00, Sat 08:00 - 19:00, Sun 10:00 - 17:00


Per Pupusa: C$ 3.50


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Last Changed Date: 2016-05-19 11:45:13 +0200 (Thu, 19 May 2016)