Nestled in the one block long SW Broadway of Beaverton, Oregon [considered to be Old Town Beaverton] is Gloria's Secret Cafe. It is truly a secret but boy does she serve up delicious, homemade El Salvadorian dishes. They look and taste traditional!
Her cafe is opened only lunch time but she will come and serve dinner if you make reservations ahead of time (of four or more).
This past Saturday, we decided to sort of just "feel" out the restaurant and ordered safe. I ordered the pork pupusas and my sister got the chicken mole. Everything was so fresh and wonderfully seasoned. The rice that came with the dishes doesn't look like it came out of a box but it was actually made from a rice cooker.
We would have ordered tamales that are steamed in banana leaves but she was out of it that day. Our table next to us ordered the daily special of a chicken dish simmered in some sort of chipotle sauce. We asked ourselves why we didn't ask what the special was!
No matter, we are definitely going back next weekend to try other dishes. Specifically, the tilapia tacos.