So what are rellenitos pues? Rellenitos (little fillings) is the name given to a food made from plantain dough which is molded into a semi-round shaped and filled (thus the name) with a black beans sauce or stuffed with manjar (custard). It is a sweet meal and normally eaten as junk food or as dessert. It is one of my favorite Guatemalan desserts for sure.
Normally, rellenitos sell for about Q5 on the streets, sometimes even more in restaurants. However, this vendor sells them for Q1 each near San Francisco El Grande church.
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