different, cheap and yum.
I'm a Wanacamerican and I love this food. Not just because I've had it from a young age, but its just simple good food. If you like good food and a good deal then come on to Bahia!
I took a group of friends to Bahia and they loved it. I ordered for us pupusas revueltas, yucca frita con chicarron de pollo, and enchilladas de carne. My friends didn't think that would be enough food since its all from the appetizer section but oh man were they stuffed.
The food is great, inexpensive, simple and tasty. The service is great. Add a beer to your food and have a nice dinner. I also recommend the empanadas de leche.
Salvadorean specialties on a Latin-flavored Williamsburg block..
Rows of glass-topped, red-tableclothed tables stretch back to the rear of the brightly lit space, whose white walls hold a few seafaring decorations--a boat painting here, a captain's wheel there. The small wooden bar and counter up front incorporate a wine rack and dessert display. Neighborhood friends and families spread out with plenty of room to spare. The best surprises on the El Salvadorean menu are the appetizers. Pupusas, filled with pork, beans, chicken or cheese, are sumptuous pancakes bursting with the flavor of fresh corn.
Papusas & Salva Vida saved my life.
Yes the papusas ARE delicious, so were the fried plantains. So many appetizer choices, I can't wait to go back! The grilled fish was moist & flavorful; my partner's steak was really good. Try the Honduran beer -- light, hoppy, perfect for summer. Just remember you're on El Salvadoran time now -- no one's moving very fast.
exotic and cheap.
Bahia, featuring the cuisine of El Salvadore, has fresh, well prepared food that is easy on the budget. Great if you like Mexican food, but want to try something a bit different. The papusas are a must try, especially with their freshly prepared "cole slaw" that tastes nothing like the mayonnaise-ridden American stuff. They have an extensive menu of fresh fish that is consistently well-prepared. Be adventurous and try a fish you've never heard of before. You will be pleased. The decor in the dinin room is a bit bland, but the service is always friendly.