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El Salvador Cafe

Latin, , Spanish
1759 N Sunrise Way, Palm Springs, Greater Palm Springs, CA 92262-3441
+1 760-322-3778
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good29%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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“pupusas” (14 reviews)
“curtido” (3 reviews)
“plantains” (2 reviews)
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Latin, Central American, Spanish, Salvadoran, South American
1759 N Sunrise Way, Palm Springs, Greater Palm Springs, CA 92262-3441
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Reviewed 11 January 2018

Three of us decided to try El Salvador for lunch. It's not the kind of place you'd go to for atmosphere, but for interesting and tasty lunch items (very reasonably priced) I give it high marks. We all had pupusas (rather thick corn tortillas filled...More

Thank Greg N
Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

Nice little shop in a strip mall 3 miles(or so) from the main drag. Uber clean and friendly with Mama's home made everything. Wonderful pupusas, fresh and plentiful curtido. Love the plantanos as a side dish. We have eaten at a number of El Salvadoran...More

1  Thank Kaweenee1
Reviewed 28 May 2017

OK, if you're looking for fancy or unforgettable, this is not the place. But if you're looking for a small, family-owned restaurant serving wonderfully prepared and tasty food that is a bit off-the-beaten path, this is totally the place. We LOVE this little restaurant. Most...More

Thank Douglas D
Reviewed 7 March 2017

I stopped in here for a quick lunch, and I was trying to avoid the nearby Mcdonalds. I got just a couple tacos, and they were not horrible but not great either. The hot sauce was pretty good though. They got kind of pissy when...More

Thank Rob S
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

Come for the simple, delicious food; not for the basic decor. Our friendly, vivacious server helped explain the menu and gave excellent advice for two newbies to the cuisine: order the sampler plate plus a Salvadoran tamale (wrapped in banana leaf) and share. It was...More

2  Thank ccvvbb
Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

This is a nice change from what you can get on the strip. You re not over paying for being in a touristy restaurant. You feel like you are in another time and place. The pupusas were very good, the slaw vinegary, the meats tasty....More

Thank Karen O
Reviewed 23 July 2016

The El Salvador Cafe is tucked into a strip of businesses in the Albertson's Shopping Center, in Palm Springs, at Vista Chino and Sunrise... It is next door to World's Gym. This simple, unassuming, small restaurant is a Diamond in the rough..... Very Clean, Great...More

Thank Don S
Reviewed 12 January 2016

This is a nice "hole in the wall" restaurant that serves authentic El Salvadorian food. The prices are very reasonable and the service is friendly It has a family run feel to it. I had the pupusa and fried bananas -- tasted great. They also...More

Thank Alan C
Reviewed 30 October 2015

This is a small place. I was not familiar with some of the types of cuisine. I tried the pupusas which our friend said in kind of the traditional nation dish. I tend to stay away from meat and this had many options for me....More

Thank Rebelbkm
Reviewed 5 March 2015 via mobile

The pupusas were just ok, kind of thick and clumsy and not too tasty. But the chicken soup was really good and flavorful with lots of chicken on the bone and vegetables. We got platanos for dessert, and they were not as ripe as they...More

1  Thank BellevueRoberta
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 10
Latin, Central American, Spanish, Salvadoran, South American
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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Open Hours
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1759 N Sunrise Way, Palm Springs, Greater Palm Springs, CA 92262-3441
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  Greater Palm Springs  >  Palm Springs
  • Phone Number: +1 760-322-3778
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