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“Unbelievably good and a great value” 5 of 5 stars
Review of El Charrua

El Charrua
7 Calle Poniente y 81 Avenida Norte, Colonia Escalon, San Salvador, El Salvador
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Ranked #26 of 140 restaurants in San Salvador
Cuisines: Argentinean
Description: This is a small uruguan place with great food at low prices in a pleasant low key ambience
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Description: This is a small uruguan place with great food at low prices in a pleasant low key ambience
Atlanta, Georgia
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Unbelievably good and a great value”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2012

This restaurant was within walking distance of our hotel. It was difficult for us to find at first, it didn't display correctly in Google maps. I am glad we were persistent in finding it though, it was one of our favorite restaurants of our stay.

We both ordered platters which had a variety of meats. One was the "Gaucho" which had a steak, chicken, pork, chirizo, and potato. The other was the Uruguayan which had steak, chirizo and a variety of 4 organs such as heart. Both platters also came with bread, salad, sauces and consomme. Absolutely delicious! Each platter was in the $9-10 range, unreal!

Visited January 2012
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  • English first
  • Spanish first
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English first
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“great food, good atmosphere, terrific prices”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2011

this is a small Uruguayan place near the Intercontinental Hotel frequented by local families and couples. There is a TV at one end so sit at the other where they play nice music and the TV does not intrude at all either visually or audibly.

Good selection of steaks, rabbit, goat, lamb and the usual Argentinean / Uruguayan BBQ type food all cooked on charcoal. I had a huge sample plate of all the above meats for $9. They called it a half portion but I couldn't eat hardly anything the next day cos I was so full. My wife had a great steak kabob for $6. Both came with a starter, soup and salad. They have good Chilean wine for $12 / bottle.

The service from one waiter was outstanding. We went back the next night and got a different waiter who was a bit shyer but still pretty good service.

The prices are much lower than similar quality places in San Salvador.

The atmosphere was simple but very enjoyable. it is an indoor place but we got a bit of an outdoor patio feeling from it.

  • Visited March 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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