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Pupuseria Cheros

Certificate of Excellence
Latin, Salvadoran, Central American, Spanish, South American
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Avenida de los Arboles/Calle Principal, near the Bus Stop, Panajachel 07010, Guatemala
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Salida, Colorado
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390 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 174 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were traveling with our Salvadoran & Guatemalan guides so thought we should have drinks at this Salvadoran bar. They pulled together 3 or 4 tables for us and we sampled some rum, had some beers and got lubricated before dinner (the cook was off this evening).

Thank climber_in_CH
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103 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Busy little pub-like bar/cafe serving tasty pupusas (recommend the bean and garlic ones) with decent salad and chili sauce on the side. Beers here are good value too

Thank krishnaboy
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59 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 3, 2016

The place was very casual and unassuming. They specialize in Pupusas which is a an El Salvadorian specialty. The owner was very friendly. We ordered the pupusas with spinach and cheese and one with beans. The corn tortilla shell was very soft in texture and not oily. The fillings were mild and one could taste the flavours of the ingredients... More 

Thank tellatraveltale
Weatherford, Texas
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016 via mobile

We had a group of 7 and sat at the bar which was a blast. Hand squeezed margaritas, homemade pupusas, killer micheladas and a super nice (and fast) El Salvadoran owner/operator husband and wife. We ate and drank our fill for $50 USD and had a hoot of a time doing it.

Thank Robert F
Mexico City, Mexico
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

The food is very simple, nevertheless it is very tasty. Although the owners are from El Salvador it is a good place to try the authentic 23 years aged Rum of Guatemala (Ron Zacapa 23 años).

Thank OnedeVries
Los Angeles, California
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2016

Enjoyed a lazy satisfying dinner with with friends and family (including two teenage kids) on a hot evening in late July. This is not fine dining, but if you do it right you'll have an excellent meal. Pupusas are a Salvadoran dish: a thick corn tortilla filled with cheese and other ingredients, as you like (ground pork, beans, mushrooms, flowers,... More 

Thank ontheroad2016
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2016 via mobile

Sat at the bar and had the BEST supper- first pupusas we've had and they were divine!! The cabbage and spicy accompaniments made them even more DELISH!! We will be back.

Thank Sarahseidelmann
Springfield, Missouri
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 9, 2016

We had heard a lot about this place and their pupusas. We stopped in one afternoon and tried the cheese and garlic pupusa. Very tasty, very cheesy! Only Q 10.

Thank Tony K
Munich, Germany
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93 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 3, 2016 via mobile

Really nice place, nice service, great food and very fair prices! As mentioned by other reviewers, this is not the place for a candlelight dinner, but if you are up for some good and filling pupusas, this is a MUST! There are a number of options - even vegetarians have several choices - and it's really yummi! Glad I found... More 

Thank Mango-Smoothie80
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35 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 3, 2016 via mobile

We were going to eat at Guajimbos but after sitting there for a while with no approach from staff and, for Guatemala an expensive menu (we got these ourselves), we opted to leave. We saw this little restaurant which was pretty much full and decided to give it a go. The staff were so friendly helping us with the menu... More 

Thank Huw W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Latin, Salvadoran, Central American, Spanish, South American
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avenida de los Arboles/Calle Principal, near the Bus Stop, Panajachel 07010, Guatemala
  • Location: Central America  >  Guatemala  >  Western Highlands  >  Solola Department  >  Lake Atitlan  >  Panajachel
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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