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El Pulgarcito

5921 Merriam Drive, Shawnee, KS 66203
(913) 384-3887
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Ranked #6 of 97 Restaurants in Shawnee
Cuisines: Central American
Most recent review
- Sep 14, 2014
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Olathe, Kansas
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35 reviews 35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW via mobile

We have been talking about going here for a while. Finally we went last night. The exterior and neighborhood are a bit questionable, but the food and the service totally made us forget that. We started with the appetizer combo and it included a tamal (we got pork), fried plantain, fried yucca and another meat filled item. A mild sauce... More

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

I just moved to the area and was looking for a bite to eat. The other reviews were right, the papusas are amazing! It's a little hole in the wall type joint, very clean though. I was a little confused on the set up, I went up to the counter to order and when I asked what the total was... More

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Kansas City, Missouri
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130 reviews 130 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

Delicious. Delicious. Delicious. I had a pork and cheese papusa and a pork tamale which was plenty of food. They serve coleslaw with a little kick to put on the papusa. Small diner type of environment. It's not fancy but the food is wonderful. Lots of juices to choose from like mango and pineapple. Very good cheap eats. My bill... More

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88 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

For those looking for authentic Salvadorean cuisine, look no further. The pupusas are not only LARGE, but quite tasty, fresh and true-to-form. The fried plaintains with beans and crema are also a welcome treat and the corn tamale's sweetness takes me back to the street vendors in Antigua Cuzcatlan. Definitely a value for the money. Great juices, too, try the... More

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Shawnee, Kansas
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33 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2012

Interesting food. Salvadorean. A simple restaurant with very good food. Love the spicy cabbage as a condiment. The chicken tamales are probably my favorite. Try it and I think you will like it if you are at all an adventourous eater!

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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2012

I get so tired of "authentic Mexican" restaurants, and when I found this hole-in-the-wall on Urbanspoon, I was excited to try it. It is not a "Mexican" restaurant, although the menu does have a section dedicated to more traditional plates in Mexican restaurants. It's a Latin American dining experience, and it's one I won't forget! I took the advice of... More

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Kansas City, MO
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2012

The pupusas here are very authentic! The atmosphere is like being in a latin american restaurant! Certainly not a typical american restaurant!

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