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“Disgusting oil filled pieces of crap. Never again!” 1 of 5 stars
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Balompie
3349 18th St, San Francisco, CA 94110 (Mission District)
(415) 648-9199
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Ranked #1,973 of 4,523 Restaurants in San Francisco
Cuisines: Salvadoran
Neighborhood: Mission District
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Neighborhood: Mission District
San Francisco, California
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“Disgusting oil filled pieces of crap. Never again!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2011

I came in because a friend had reccomended them and said the salsa and curtido were great...ok..they were. HOWEVER, the Pupusas were HORRIBLE! Take it from a Salvadoran like me to tell you, you are better off skipping this place and going elsewhere. The Pupusas were so oily it was disgusting. it is as if they were dipped in an oil pan and then refried. The dough was rubbery and there was almost no meat in them. The tamrindo fresco was just as bad...if it was not because I was there with my girl and had WALKED there from 24th and mission...we would have left. But we were REALLY hungry. So we scarfed them down with tons of salsa and curtido. I still dont know why the place was so crowded if the pupusas are so hobbible...then I find out that there is a bar right down the street and the drunks and their friends come here to have a meal after they are intoxicated. WOW! This place sucks.

  • Visited April 2011
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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“Yummy pupusas”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2007

Yummy pupusas

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“good food - bad neighborhood”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2007

good food - bad neighborhood

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