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El Pulgarcito

5921 Merriam Drive, Shawnee, KS 66203
(913) 384-3887
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Ranked #11 of 97 restaurants in Shawnee
Cuisines: Central American
Most recent review
- Mar 10, 2014
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English first
Sacramento, California
1 review
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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118 reviews 118 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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134 reviews 134 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 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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44 reviews 44 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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4 restaurant reviews
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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