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Fusion, Japanese Fusion, Bar, Sushi
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Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Table Service, Outdoor Seating, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available
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  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
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All reviews brunch tuna tacos truffle butter churros baby back ribs ribeye sushi octopus risotto our waiter amazing atmosphere great fusion perfect date el salvador night out with friends world class service was great
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Truly enjoyed the service and the food. The views at the restaurant are stunning as well, as we sat by the rooftop. Loved the drinks, and everything that came to the table. Is a must try if ever you find yourself in El Salvador. I...can see why it’s rated the #1 restaurant.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 26 June 2022

My wife and I visited Brutto for a celebratory wedding anniversary dinner. The arrival experience was very impressive and welcoming. The maître d' recognized us by the previous WhatsApp conversation (bonus points for his attention to detail) and promptly seated us (giving us a choice...of seating locations). The atmosphere and ambiance of the restaurant has a very trendy modern flare, as well as a crisp, clean feel to it. Table settling was an efficient use of a placemat for each setting and a touch of uniqueness with cutlery that has a bronze color (definitely not the standard silverware). Nice touch! We started with two of their specialty cocktails. My wife ordered the “Marcela” (pictured), and I had the “Cuautehmoc.” Both drinks were very good and presented wonderfully. I enjoyed the spicy/smokey salt on the side of the glass. The waiter brought us fresh dinner rolls (embossed with the “Brutto” logo) accompanied with butter that was encrusted with truffles. The truffle butter was amazing (pictured). The service staff was excellent; we weren’t rushed and had time to explore the menu. Additionally, they explained the menu and answered any questions we had. We ordered the “Pulpo a la Gallega” (pictured) for our appetizer. Excellent starter. The octopus was perfectly cooked (not overcooked) and very flavorful. The layered potato base was wonderfully unique! For our main courses, my wife ordered the “Concolon de Paella” (pictured), and I ordered the “Baby Back Ribs” with a side of the “Papas Fritias Trufadas con Pamesano.” Unfortunately, my wife found that the Paella was over-salted (my wife is Salvadoran and salts everything, so if she felt it was over-salted…ugh, it was really salty). The Paella was also lacking seafood. There were three, maybe four shrimp, and the remaining was rice and ground sausage (chorizo). This was a very disappointing dish. My “Baby Back Ribs” were excellent! The sauce had an Asian flair to it with a touch of ginger. An ideal combination of flavors. The ribs we soft and tender but not to the point of “falling off the bone.” A nice-sized portion (half rack, I’m assuming). My side of truffle French fries was the perfect accompaniment to the ribs. Again, an adequate amount and very tasty. My only disappointment is that if you (a restaurant) are going to have ribs on the menu, you need to have some “wet napkins” offered to your dinner guests that order this dish. Eating with your fingers is almost inevitable, and the restaurant needs a way for someone to clean their hands properly. We closed out our dining experience by sharing a dessert. We opted for the “American Apple Pie.” Please understand that I am a gringo married to an El Salvadorian, so I know it’s not going to be “American Apple Pie” (pictured), but wow, they missed it on this one. It reminded me of an old “McDonald's Apple Pie” covered with this cinnamon sugar and heated up (even the apple pie at PriceMart is closer to the real thing). Also, the smear of what was supposed to be cameral was incredibly salty (to the point of being uneatable). It must have been the same guy that made my wife’s Paella. All-in-all I would give “Butto” another chance. I think they have an excellent restaurant and a talented staff (they need to hide the salt from the chef).More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 23 May 2022

It was a fancy Restaurant. Food was delicious. Portions of meal are good size.food was tasty..we make a reservation so service was quick and great.servers are friendly .decorations are modern and we have like a private dinner party for 9 of us in a private...room with a nice view to the city.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 15 May 2022

The place is really nice and the view is amazing. My dad ordered the ribeye, it was dry and not very flavory. My mom ordered the risotto which tasted really good but the size ws like a kid's menu size. The churros were raw on...the inside. Again, the place is really nice, but the food wasn't what I expected. Other restaurants with the same price have better food.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 11 May 2022 via mobile

Very good Japanese fusion food, unlike no other in San Salvador. Great presentation of food. Very nice modern location with great views of the city, but you have to go around the building to find it. Good service. Pricey compared to local options.

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 9 May 2022 via mobile

We sat on the terrace overlooking the beautiful city of San Salvador, there was a refreshing cook breeze on this floor. The pave on the octopus dish was great, loved it. The octopus was ok, tender and well plated but not much flavor to it....A couple of rolls including the spicy tuna that was season to the local paler otherwise nothing to write about. The table ordered the short ribs, pork and ribeye which were tender juicy and well seasoned. Overall the food was good the atmosphere was great, the service was attentive but the waiter seemed afraid or unsure to give us his opinion of the food. Maybe they don’t taste the dishes they’re selling. My mezcal Negroni was good, the small selection of mezcal is cool minus monte lobos label which I don’t care for but they do have a solid bar program.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 8 April 2022 via mobile

So I was never supposed to be here. My flight got diverted from Costa Rica and the airline put us up near the Sheraton. My friend recommended this place and in a last ditch effort to salvage my vacation I ended up here. The atmosphere...was amazing and it was some of the best food I’ve had in my entire life. I had the angus beef sliders and the apple pie for dessert. Highly recommend!!More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 27 March 2022 via mobile

This place is top notch all food and the whole experience was delightful. I would recommend 100% To try it and I would come back again and again.

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed 2 March 2022

This restaurant was the personification of luxe. While pricey, the food was absolutely delicious, and the drinks were both creative and tasty. I would 100% recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for a luxe night on the town. I made the reservation on Open Table....We took a glass elevator up to the rooftop and was welcomed by great music and even better decor. I would suggest the Rockshrimp Buns, the Ceviche and the ShortRib entree. The atmosphere was amazing and I would definitely dine here again!More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed 25 February 2022 via mobile

Perfect escape for a date night! Excellent drinks / cocktails and outstanding food!!! Is a must. Best place in El Salvador.

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed 18 February 2022 via mobile

Everything was delicious, great music, and very good service from Mario. Try the tagliatelle or galician octopus 👌🏻

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed 18 February 2022

I loved the food in this restaurant, its tasty and fresh, probably one of the best sushis i ever had. Great atmosphere too. Mario gave us an excellent service

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed 16 February 2022

During my trip to El Salvador, I visited Brutto for dinner with family friends and we had a fantastic time. We ordered the Alaska sushi rolls, which brought 10 pieces, very good. We also ordered the steak tartar, angus sliders, lobster rolls and much more....My favorite had to be the Korean Fried Cauliflower. Everything was very delicious. Our server was Mario, and he was very attentive and kind. He was always checking on us and how our food was. Excellent service!More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed 14 February 2022

Luis Rubio took us all the way during our visit, guiding us thru the drinks, appetizers, main course and dessert , being always on top of our tables, food it’s served in timely manner and taste it’s way above the average. Will definitely recommend it.

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed 14 February 2022

Amazing food, Amazing place, ideal to enjoy a fancy date with fiends, couple or business. The city view is excellent and the personnel is very friendly. Luis Rubio suggested a very delicious meal and his attentions were outstanding. Full recommended.

Date of visit: February 2022
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Brutto El Salvador is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4