It's probably too much to hope that any of the Guatemalan stews (guisados Chapines) will be laden with coconut milk, in the style favored on the Caribbean coast. Pupusas aside, the sign suggests Guatemalan chow from clear across the country, nearer the Mexican border. ("The boss," I was told, was not around to clarify matters.)
That still leaves plenty of room for invention, tamale-wise; by many accounts, Guatemala is home to hundreds of varieties. True, the kitchen is small, but I'll be happy with two or three interesting options. More to follow after a visit some weekend — the only time that comida Chapina is on offer.
Deli-grocery selling comida Chapina
Sunset Park, Brooklyn