By Luis Alberto López
At least four generations have enjoyed the Rice Pupusas that Doña Blanca Esperanza Pérez Sarabia has made for almost 35 years, 30 of these only in San Marcos.
Originally from the Municipality of Olocuilta, in the department of La Paz, For four years every day in the morning I brought the Pupusas de Arroz con frijoles to various colonies in the lower zone, as El Carmen, Santa Maria, Escalante and the Urbanization, among other.
The Pupusas were the same size as it does now, but only beans and sold them to 7 for the Colón (7x¢1.00), roughly the current equivalent of two US Cents per Pupusa ($0.02 x c/u). Now they are worth between $0.60, $0.80, $1.25 And till $2.25 each one, according to specialty).
Doña Esperanza says that one day she decided to find a place in San Marcos to make the delicious Pupusas de Arroz, was a 28 February 1988 who opened his business in the passage behind the current Mayor's Office of San Marcos.
She is proud to be the first to make Pupusas de Arroz in the municipality. “When he arrived at the mill with the rice, people were surprised and asked what it was for, later the clients got to know and liked it, then with the former employees the Pupusas de Arroz were expanded throughout San Marcos ".
With years of experience he has managed to make different ingredients, He even assures that he created the Ham and Cheese Pupusa, very accepted by its customers.
Some have enjoyed this typical food outside the borders like in Cuba, Venezuela, Glen, United States and even in Iraq, among other countries in which their clients have taken them.
It has also generated sources of employment for years, has come to have until 15 collaborators, including her daughters who have been with her since she was little and who continue her legacy today.
After 29 years, the 30 September 2016, moved to a new location located on Km 5 of the main highway of San Marcos where it is open from Wednesday to Sunday from 6:30 a.m. a 10:30 a.m. and of 5:00 p.m. a 9:00 p.m.
The effects of the Covid-19 pandemic that mainly affected between 2020 Y 2021, it also impacted their business, but nevertheless, Like many entrepreneurs, he managed to adapt to the new reality and overcome difficulties, always with faith in God.
What Doña Blanca Esperanza will always be proud of, It is one of her clients who do not abandon her and of course also consider herself the first to make Pupusas de Arroz in San Marcos.