The husband and wife dream-team, Ken and Jeannette Flores-Katz have opened up a brand new concept in Ponce City Market. Buenos Dias Cafe pays homage to Jeannette’s Salvadoran heritage and specializes in pupusas, corn tortillas stuffed with one or more savory meat, cheese and vegetable fillings.
Right now, they’re open for lunch from 11am-5pm, and beginning Saturday (June 18), they’ll be open from 11am to 9pm Monday through Friday, 9am-9pm on Saturday and 9am-8pm on Sunday. Next month, they’ll add breakfast beginning at 9am.
The Buenos Dias pop-up serves a rotation of made-to-order pupusas – declared the national dish of El Salvador – with traditional flavors and modern twists. Pupusa plates include plantains and casamiento (black beans and rice). Vegan, vegetarian and meat options are available.
Highlights on the menu include The Revuelta (“handown”) – a traditional pupusa with Caribe United Farms pork, cheese & black beans, or if you’re plant-based, try The Vegan! Served with spinach masa, black beans, spinach, tricolor peppers, onion & zucchini.There’s also a vast variety of drinks on offer, including Cafe con Leche, Horchata Latte, juices, and more!
“We founded Buenos Dias Cafe for the culinary curious and culturally diverse diners,” says Jeannette Katz. “In El Salvador, you can find pupuserias everywhere, just like pizzerias are on every corner in New York. Each pupuseria has its own unique flavor. With Buenos Dias, we want to bring this amazing dish to people across Atlanta.”
Established in 2012, Buenos Dias was a staple on Georgia State University’s campus for eight years. The pandemic forced students to head home, and the team closed their cafe. Today, they’re also serving pupusas to go in Atlanta’s Adair Park neighborhood at La Bodega at The Met (680 Murphy Ave SW) and via UberEats and GrubHub.
You can find Buenos Dias Cafe on the first floor of the Central Food Hall at Ponce City Market, across from Five Daughters Bakery. Click here to check out their Instagram.