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1759 N Sunrise Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262-3441
760-322-3778
Today
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch

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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Pupusas!

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 2, 2015
BooKat
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MA
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15 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Bellevue
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

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.

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MA
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150 reviews 150 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 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.

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Palm Springs, California
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73 reviews 73 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 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!

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Minneapolis
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66 reviews 66 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 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 

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Vancouver Canada
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87 reviews 87 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 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 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 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!

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Dana Point, California
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91 reviews 91 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We found this place accidentally while passing through Palm Springs. It was late in the afternoon and we wanted to eat something spicy and more interesting than Tacos. A quick scan of the surrounding ethnic restaurants revealed this restaurant. Central American food can be a hit or a miss in California so didn't know what to expect... This place is... More 

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Cathedral City, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

From the first time we went to this sweet little restaurant we were hooked. Food is DELICIOUS! I discovered i love plantains.. who knew.... Not all hot & spicy for people like myself who cannot eat spicy foods this was a refreshing change! everything i have tried so far is enjoyable. the family that own it are delightful They serve... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Great food and service. It is definitely away from the main streets area but more authentic. Keep in mind that it is a cash only restaurant.

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Chicago
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632 reviews 632 reviews
401 restaurant reviews
479 helpful votes 479 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014 via mobile

The food I had was delicious. The chicken soup reminded me of the style of soup I've enjoyed in Central America before. The Chicken and onions was a flavor I will order again and again. Basically, think Central American comfort food in a mom & pop setting. The owner explained to me that the restaurant is getting a face lift... More 

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Restaurant Details

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: 760-322-3778

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
  • Cuisine: Salvadoran
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?