942 Westwood St, Coquitlam

Tel: (604) 474-1744

Web: http://politoscafe.ca/

Twitter: @politoscafebc

Instagram @politoscafebc

Advice: Open daily.

Run by brothers, David and Carlos, the focus here is on Salvadoran cuisine as well as other Latin regions including Colombia, Venezuela, and Mexico. Pupusas are handmade fresh every weekend by their mother and they are often sold out within hours.

Tamarind Drink

Chicharon Tostada

I loved the house-made Tamarind Drink to start, which was a perfect match for the Chicharon Tostada topped with house-made Slaw. They also make their own Horchata in-house.

Colombian Platter

Oxtail Soup


I loved the delicious Colombian Platter with steak, plantain, beans, rice, pick de Gallo and guacamole. The Oxtail Soup is a specialty offered on the weekends, as are the Pupusas house-made cheese filled & a chicharon filled with their house-made pickled slaw, a Salvadoran specialty.

Coconut Flan

Enjoyed one of their changing desserts, this one was Venezuelan style Coconut Flan.

During the weekdays tacos are on offer as many of the customers are often timed due to their business schedules, when the weekend rolls around it is all about celebrating the dishes of Latin America and that is when I would suggest you visit. As I love food from South America, I can’t wait to return to try some more of their home-made dishes.

Review by: Richard Wolak

Coquitlam, BC V3C 3L3, Canada

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