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Platano 2042 University Ave./Shattuck Ave.; downtown.  Salvadoran food is the specialty in this cheery, spacious spot.  Lunch specials are mostly pupusa plates--choose from nine versions and sides of fried plantains, creamy beans, or creama; full dinner plates include two sides and handmade corn tortillas.  Platillos (small tapas-style plates) make up a large section of the menu.  Sweet unfilled tamales and various fish dishes are also available, as are vegetarian and vegan options (the only vegan item is Papa Guisada, a Salvadoran stew of potatoes, carrots and green beans).  Complimentary curtido—vinegar-steeped cabbage salad--accompanies all meals. 

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