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El Salvador Cafe

Latin, Central American, Spanish, Salvadoran, South American
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1759 N Sunrise Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262-3441
+1 760-322-3778
11:00 - 20:00
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Onaway, Michigan
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110 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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. Very nice wait staff. If you want something a little different from other "Spanish" food,... More 

Thank Karen O
Palm Springs, California
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25 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 Service, Delicious Food...... and..... Very Affordable.... !!!! A family run business.... and they treat you... More 

Thank Don S
Los Angeles, California
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76 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 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 served complimentary cold slaw. They don't take credit cards. I would recommend this if you... More 

Thank Alan C
Chicago, Illinois
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85 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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. We all tried the pupusas and they were tasty. I also tried the chips and... More 

Thank Rebelbkm
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35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 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 should have been, so they weren't very good.

1 Thank BellevueRoberta
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189 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2015 via mobile

Great place for a quick meal. Good service, hardworking staff and the pupusas were delicious. We ordered cheese and the pork and cheese. Both yum. Clean bathroom too, which counts.

Thank BooKat
Palm Springs, California
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100 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2015

Excellent food and tasty "hot" sauce... Rockin' to the Salvadorian music in the background... Small little place located next to a World Gym.. Taquitos = Excellent Papusa's = Excellent Large drinks, even have Salvadorian drinks & beer... Very casual place....located in a little shopping center... Highly Recommend!

Thank SoCalFrank
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82 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2015

Since we are trying different places and enjoy ethnic foods I thought we'd try this recommended small family owned restaurant. Perhaps we ordered the wrong thing in attempting to sample a variety of Salvadorian foods. The plate was all deep fried items that I wouldn't recommend since they all tasted pretty much the same. The papusas were the best of... More 

Thank cecilia
Vancouver Canada
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136 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2014 via mobile

Well, not all that far off it, but perhaps you are sick and tired of traipsing up and down Palm Canyon looking for a place to eat. This wonderful little spot is in a strip mall at East Vista Chino and North Sunrise, next to Albertson's. It has zero decor and excellent food. We shared two delicious pupusas and a... More 

Thank MikeyVancouverCanada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2014

My first experience was in 2002 and it's still one of my favorite places to bring friends! All have loved it! It is small, yes, but even when packed the service is great! Most is made to order with fresh ingredients. Would give 10 Stars!

Thank DawnLovejoy

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Latin, Central American, Spanish, Salvadoran, South American
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1759 N Sunrise Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262-3441
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  Palm Springs
  • Phone Number: +1 760-322-3778

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