Pupusas City Food Truck – Featuring Their Central American Specialty Food Items – Opens Permanent Spot in Middle Island

When plans to open her first permanent restaurant in Rocky Point fell through, owner and chef Iris Viera sought out a new location to bring her family recipe of pupusas to a brick-and-mortar location. Pupusas City found a home in Middle Island at 833 Middle Country Road, the former location of Golden Jalapeños Cafe.

Red tape and a number of other issues prevented the restaurant from opening in Rocky Point but Viera is finally ready to open her doors to serve pupusas, a Central American specialty.

Viera, who came to the United States from El Savator 14 years ago, was a cook at the now-closed Pentimento in Stony Brook before realizing her dream of opening her own restaurant.

Her food truck, Pupusas City Food Truck, is still operating. It can usually be found at Tanger Outlets in Deer Park unless she is booked for a special event.

Viera specializes in pupusas, an El Savatorian flatbread sandwich, like a pancake made from rice flour stuffed with a protein like chicken, cheese and vegetables.

She launched the food truck right before the pandemic hit, a fortuitous choice since her mobile restaurant idea was perfectly poised to take advantage of the take-out boom while most sit-down restaurants were on lockdown. 

With the success of her food truck, Viera, assisted by friends and family, decided last year to make Pupusas City a brand.

Currently, they serve six different types of pupusas, all of which come from a family recipe that was passed all the way down the generations from Viera’s grandmother.

Pupusas City had its soft open and will have its grand opening celebration on Saturday, August 26th at noon.

Location: 833 Middle Country Road, Middle Island, (631) 494 – 9891.

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