Flores does not serve beer or wine. But they do a Salvadoran horchata, which is made with morro seed rather than rice. It is even sweeter than what you are used to, with a hint of licorice flavor. It might be possible to bring over drinks from the Bodega Latina next door (depending on whom you ask). The bodega keeps the neighborhood in everything from malt liquor, to about 20 kinds of Goya beans, to Goya virgin Mary candles, to light bulbs. Its packed diagonal aisles are the opposite of Flores's spare and Mondrian-square interior. If Flores keeps the neighborhood with its terrific circles of corn — pupusas and fresh tortillas — they are a worthy addition. The folks at Flores reminded me that Bodega Latina is Dominican, but insisted "all the races get along here." Thanks to Flores, Salvadoran cuisine on Congress Street should get along just fine.

$ | FLORES RESTAURANT | 863 Congress St, Portland | Mon-Sat 10:30 am-8:30 pm, Sun 2-8:30 pm | Visa/MC/Amex | 207.899.0313

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