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EL Santaneco Restaurant

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Spanish, Salvadoran, Central American
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24 5th St, Chelsea, MA 02150-2836
+1 617-884-5005
09:00 - 22:45
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Sun - Wed 09:00 - 21:45
Thu - Sat 09:00 - 22:45
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Clovis, California
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478 reviews
236 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2017

I travel throughout the C American region on business frequently and the food here is pretty authentic. I have the chicken "mixto", that has also sausage and sides. The seasoning was very authentic and the food freshly made and tasty. Enjoy your meal! Buen provecho a todos!

Thank TracyH566
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Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

Really good food and the price is average. The only thing that we didn't like was the location not really the Good at all to sit and enjoy dinner or lunch. The customer services was good. Keep it up thanks for such a good food.

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Revere, Massachusetts
1 review
Reviewed 26 June 2016

Family oriented restaurant. The atmosphere is very pleasant and the menu offers a good variety of Latin American dishes.

Thank jcfz2016
Wellesley, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2013

El Santaneco was my first introduction to Salvadoreans cuisine. Since you enter the restaurant, the atmosphere is different from a branding restaurant. I was impressed by its large menu and combination of ingredients and flavors. The dishes are well served and its presentation is amazing. About the servers and managers, they all are friendly and kind. The owners and managers... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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93 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2010

This restaurant could be in San Salvador except for the English on the menu. Our meals were delicious. Portions were generous. The presentation was unusually good for such an inexpensive place. Our plates were a bright display of tropical colors. The decor is simple but attractive. Service was friendly and attentive. Spanish was clearly the first language of our waitress,... More 

3 Thank markoboston

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$15
Spanish, Salvadoran, Central American
Restaurant features
Television, Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Open Hours
09:00 - 21:45
09:00 - 21:45
09:00 - 21:45
09:00 - 21:45
09:00 - 22:45
09:00 - 22:45
09:00 - 22:45
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 24 5th St, Chelsea, MA 02150-2836
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Chelsea
  • Phone Number: +1 617-884-5005
El Santaneco Restaurant offers Salvadorian and Latin American home style food including carne asada, mojarra frita, pupusas among others

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?