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“Couldn't believe we found pupusas in Iowa!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Buen Gusto Pupuseria

Buen Gusto Pupuseria
1228 2nd Street, Perry, IA 50220
(515) 465-5183
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Ranked #3 of 14 Restaurants in Perry
Cuisines: Mexican
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Silver Spring, MD
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42 reviews 42 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“Couldn't believe we found pupusas in Iowa!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

My colleagues, a Panamenian, a Salvadorian, a Puerto Rican, and an American -- like a bad joke -- had to work near Perry, IA for 4 days. We found this place in the downtown area, and it was freaking awesome. Seriously. Go here for delicious central american fare. I had gorditas, my colleagues had plantains and pupusas...it was overall a great meal for pennies on the dollar. Wonderful place! It's decorated really cute, and the staff is really really friendly. Totally recommend it.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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51 restaurant reviews
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“Interesting and tasty food.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2012

For a change of pace from traditional Mexican food, you can't beat Buen Gusto Pupuseria. Interesting menu and nice people.

Visited August 2012
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Perry, Iowa
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“Food is over-priced and not that great”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2012

We ordered once and decided the high price was not worth it. The food is not that great and they did not have a great selection of items, which can easily be found at any other Salvadoran restaurant. The pupusas were more corn flour than stuffing. It was more like eating a tortilla. Very disappointed.

Visited November 2011
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Perry, Iowa
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“Good food! Nice prices!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2012

We enjoyed our meal at Buen Gusto. The pupusas are very good and are a good value too.

Visited March 2012
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Rutledge, Missouri
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“Delicious slice of El Salvador”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2011

This very simple restaurant features dishes from El Salvador. We tried a sampling and enjoyed them all. My favorite: the pork papusas. My husband loved the tortilla topped with guacamole. They have beer and soft drinks, friendly service. Nothing fancy, but good!

Visited December 2011
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