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La Hola

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Av. Paseo and Calle Lamatepec, San Salvador, El Salvador
+503 2260 1810
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Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 54
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  • 50
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  • 12
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  • 3
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great seafood

One of the best seafood restaurants in San Salvador's area. The appetizers are tasty and plentiful. We had the "Batella de empanizados" and it was enough to feed all 4 of us. We ordered our entrees and everybody like them, we start picking from each others plates. The staff is very friendly and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 8, 2015
Jaime A
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Savannah, Georgia
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English first
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Well that would be the only reasonable explanation why it takes so long to get food served, and one of the worst customer service I have ever seen. Although the food is great, I will not deny what is true. Recommended washimi, ceviches, and pizza.

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San Salvador, El Salvador
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Nice ceviches, good washimi, slow service... ask for the shrimps pizza, one of the best in town. nice environment but not recommened at all.

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Savannah, Georgia
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

One of the best seafood restaurants in San Salvador's area. The appetizers are tasty and plentiful. We had the "Batella de empanizados" and it was enough to feed all 4 of us. We ordered our entrees and everybody like them, we start picking from each others plates. The staff is very friendly and accommodating. If you have any questions about... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

La Hola has been around for several decades and is always a popular restaurant choice for locals as well as tourists. Any kind of seafood you can imagine is available and prepared all different ways. You will find all kinds of ceviches, cocktails, fish, shrimp,octopus,conch,shellfish and even meat and poultry. They also have a large drink selection.The menu is several... More 

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Sacramento, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

My husband and I enjoyed two delicious dinners here - trying different dishes and ceviches each night. The staff were available at the wave of a hand, but never hurrying your enjoyment of the dinner, or relaxing over coffee after desert. Wonderful atmosphere, open to the evening breezes. We loved it and will be back next trip to El Salvador!

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Sacramento, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

We enjoyed different ceviche dishes here, as well as delicious seafood main dishes. I tried the fresh-water crab, and it was fantastic. Very relaxing. Some reviews say service is slow - but we consider that "non-hurried". We enjoyed our meal so much, that we came back for a second dinner in our three night stay in San Salvador. We will... More 

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Carbondale, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

After working a recruiting fair for two days, this was the perfect spool-down place. The staff noticed how tired we were, they payed extra special attention to us! The food was good, the house wine was smooth, and the beer was chilled.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Just want to clarify that the reviews here are all blended for these seafood-specialty restaurants. They are owned by different brothers whom have named their restaurants differently in different locations throughout the country all with different locations/styles and in some cases some different dishes. In the city of San Salvador, there is a Hola Betos by the Real InterContinental Hotel,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Great restaurant in the Zona Rosa. Went on a Friday and Sunday night without reservations. On both nights we received a free chef tasting of ceviche and on Friday also got a small michelada. We ordered about 5 different ceviches and all were fantastic, even the caracol or snail which we ordered on accident. Like many restaurants in the Zona... More 

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Burlingame, California
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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We went for lunch and enjoyed the tasty food and drinks immensely. The view was amazing. The service and quality if meals was great! Highly recommend it!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Av. Paseo and Calle Lamatepec, San Salvador, El Salvador
  • Location: Central America  >  El Salvador  >  San Salvador Department  >  San Salvador
  • Phone Number: +503 2260 1810

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood

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