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El Guanaco

South American, Central American, Mexican, Latin, Spanish
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49 E Maple Rd, Troy, MI 48083-2713
+1 248-526-0622
10:00 - 21:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 10:00 - 16:00
Mon - Sat 10:00 - 21:00
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16 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Sterling Heights, Michigan
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62 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

Large portions and great service. This isn't a five star downtown Birmingham eatery but a family run restaurant with lots of flavor; a little plate full of paradise with lots of love. Only hear the parking lot is paved and there's no sand on the floor; it's kinda like that little restaurant that you find on the beach while on... More 

Thank skydancer_2003
Goodrich, Michigan
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85 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

What a surprise to find El Salvadoran food. Loved the empanadas, pupusa, and plantains. All the desserts great. Small place but able handle our group of 12. We will be back.

Thank nesson
Dearborn, Michigan
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132 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

horrible place. I will never return. the food I had as a carry out was cold and vastly under-portioned. If you want bad Latin food, Taco Bell is nearby, but they are way better.

Thank David T
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 March 2016 via mobile

Mexican Food isn't much of a delicate subject..seriously, who doesn't like tacos? Mexican Food is like pizza it's typically good and sometimes better than others but mostly edible. I am not sure if I have given a place 5 stars. Simply, I try to judge on food, all that other stuff is conjecture. The appearance will mislead you...it looks basically... More 

Thank jjgold007
Rochester, Michigan, USA
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14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2016

Any dish you try it is tastyand very good. However, you kustbe craving for Latino food!. Popusas are great, tocos are good, empanadasrecommendes and the desert empanada!..

Thank Alejandro O
Level Contributor
220 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 176 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2016

First, a warning. This place has pretty limited seating, so don't be annoyed if you show up at peak times and can't find a seat. That said.. This restaurant serves up simple and delicious fare. My wife and I had seen a cooking show on TV, and the host was making pupusas (say "pah poo sah"), and they looked really... More 

Thank Roadside_US
Atlanta, Georgia
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102 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2015

I really didn't try anything else but the pupusas, and that was all to make me come back. After trying pupusas in Orlando, Houston, Atlanta, & Miami, these have been by far THE BEST I've had!

Thank Oscar R
Royal Oak, Michigan
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2015 via mobile

Never heard of this place until a friend recommended me. Quality food, well priced. I recommend the empanadas, delicious!

Thank JCL1984
Shelby Township, Michigan
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261 reviews
189 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2015

El Guanaco started around the corner on Maple Rd as a carry-out grocery. It has grown into this larger (yet still small) eatery that has a few more tables. Don't expect anything other than excellent take-out; dine-in is limited here. The pupusas with spicy slaw are the way to go, but the tacos are also excellent. This remains one of... More 

Thank Iliketrdls
Windsor, Canada
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33 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2015

While this place is not the best looking place you will eat at it has some very tasty food at a very good price.

1 Thank dandl1862

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
South American, Central American, Mexican, Latin, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Cheap Eats
Open Hours
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 49 E Maple Rd, Troy, MI 48083-2713
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Troy
  • Phone Number: +1 248-526-0622

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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?