Restaurante El Salvadoreño

Hours may not be accurate

San Diego
Latin American Restaurant
$$$$
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Mon8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Tues8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Wed8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Thu8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Fri8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Sun8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Restaurante El Salvadoreño

2845 Imperial Ave

San Diego, CA 92102

The chef at this Salvadorian outpost on the border of Logan Heights and Grant Hill honed her pupusa preparing skills alongside her mother, who was born and raised in rural San Miguel. You can taste the authenticity that resulted in tortilla round cakes filled with pork, cheese and peppers that are served hot in trios. If you retained any of your high-school Spanish, order one of the fruit drinks (an Ensalada is a chunky medley of fruit in cashew juice) and a pile of pupusas or fried plantains before any of the main plates (essentially different arrangements of meat or fish, rice and beans). It's easy to get comfortable in the slightly dated dining room, all wood paneling, tile work and yard-sale-style still lives.