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From pupusas to tamales, Zipotes offers authentic fare in Redwood City

I was fighting a cold, so I ordered the sopa de gallina india ($12.50), or chicken soup, at Zipotes in Redwood City. A plate arrived with half a roasted chicken, yellow rice, some iceberg lettuce and one slice each of cucumber and tomato. The caldo (broth) is coming, the server told me. After a long wait, during which the chicken cooled completely, the caldo arrived -- a bowl of steaming chicken broth filled with long slices of chayote squash, rounds of zucchini and carrots, and strips of white onion.

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