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24 5th St, Chelsea, MA 02150-2836
+1 617-884-5005
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Ranked #21 of 75 Restaurants in Chelsea
Price range: $8 - $15
Mon - Wed 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thu - Sun 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Spanish, Salvadoran, Central American
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Description: El Santaneco Restaurant offers Salvadorian and Latin American home style food including carne asada, mojarra frita, pupusas among others
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Wellesley, Massachusetts
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 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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84 reviews 84 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 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 

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Additional Information about El Santaneco

Address: 24 5th St, Chelsea, MA 02150-2836
Phone Number: +1 617-884-5005
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Chelsea
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 8 - 15
Cuisine: Spanish, Salvadoran, Central American

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