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El Zocalo

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9 Calle Poniente, San Salvador, El Salvador
+503 2243 0937
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84 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you're looking for mexican food on a budget, with great flavor and presentation you have to attend this place. Ask for the tortilla soup, it's amazing! They have various locations across the city.

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Thank Javier C
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Food is pretty good, service was very attentive, and we sat upstairs where it felt very home-y and somehow authentic.

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Thank JorgitoU
San Salvador, El Salvador
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37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

Probably, it is the best Mexican restaurant in San Salvador. The ambiance is a Mexican family restaurant with low price, tasty food and adequate service. Good for a spicy meal time with friends or family.

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Thank Casarau
Jonesborough, Tennessee, United States
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150 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2016

This Mexican restaurant has good food and quick service. We started with an appetizer of salsa and chips and shared a large plater of three different meats, beef, pork and chicken. There was guacamole included. The food was tasty and not spicy. there was an optional spicy sauce to use. desert was delicious fried ice cream.

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Thank colfal8
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92 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2015

Great locations over san salvador, good Mexican choices good menu, Great micheladas. The tacos and nachos are great though the taquiza is good choice. Service mot of the time is good and the complementary sauces superb. Not much wine selection but otherwise good choice for decent meal

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Thank Gustavo C
Madrid
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546 reviews
276 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 233 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2015

We wanted to go to a Salvadoran restaurant next door, but it was closed for a private function, so we decided to have dinner here instead. Although it was busy (it´s obviously very popular with the locals), we got served reasonably quickly. Food was OK (no surprises), there are quite some offers on. Plates are huge. Open late.

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Thank onzils
Australia
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122 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2015 via mobile

Have been to this place several times in different locations. Every time the food has been good and the service friendly and quick. Cocktails were good to. And a reasonably priced menu as well!

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Savannah, Georgia
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2015

The food is great, fresh and with amazing flavors. Drinks are great too (you have to ask for a "michelada") There are many choices for Mexican food and this restaurant is definitely among the best. The food took a little long to come to our table, but we had a big party (about 11 people) and the waiter did get... More 

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Thank Jaime A
San Salvador, El Salvador
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54 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2015

While we've always been happy with the food here (and the salsas and chips pre-dinner), the Michelada El Zocalo and the range of margaritas (Maracuya and tamarindo, frozen) are usually the reason we visit. There is outdoor seating in a nice area, the service is always friendly and prompt, and the food is always satisfying for our fix of Mexican... More 

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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2015 via mobile

Great food, great prices, great choices. However, the waiters are annoyed by your ordering or calling. My check took several minutes to arrive, even though it was not full on a week night, but the one waiter who was serving my table didn't want to get my check. I finally got it and wanted to pay. And guess what? The... More 

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Thank JoannaMelhado

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican, Latin
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9 Calle Poniente, San Salvador, El Salvador
  • Location: Central America  >  El Salvador  >  San Salvador Department  >  San Salvador
  • Phone Number: +503 2243 0937

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?