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Pupusita Express

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69 S Rand Rd, Lake Zurich, IL 60047-2277
+1 847-550-5325
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Sat - Sun 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Chicago, Illinois
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7 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We are Salvadorian and the food was very authentic! Delicious and for a good price. We love the location and restaurant is always clean and service is quick.

Thank 74chab33
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170 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed October 28, 2016 via mobile

Nothing fancy here just really good fresh food. Came for lunch with wife and we had salad and an empanadas , tamale and pupusa. The salad greens were fresh and the plate more than adequate for two. There was so many nuts on it I would have been full just with it. Had a fantastic chorizo empanada. The bean tamales... More 

Thank Wrx8
Chicago, Illinois
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed October 17, 2016 via mobile

Wonderful family business. Great food. A hidden gem in Lake Zurich. You will love the variety of food choices. Best tamales you will ever have.

Thank island4trav
Lake Zurich, Illinois
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45 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed September 26, 2016

when you looking for a local carryout with quality Mexican food... try Pupusita express. Good quality food, we tried and enjoyed: veggie burrito, beef tacos, and tried two pupusita's.

Thank T W
Chicago, IL
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345 reviews
180 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
Reviewed February 18, 2016

Small, family-owned and a very good choice for lunch. Empanadas were delicious. Some meals come with pickled cabbage-n-jalapeno salad - different and delectable. A couple of horchata drinks are available.

1 Thank wlamb123
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67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed January 12, 2016

I have visited a few times and always get fresh and authentic dishes with wonderful friendly service. It is worth a stop in or take away for lunch. I really enjoyed the soups and the traditional Pupusas. The combos are nice too because you can get some rice and beans to go with your meal.

Barrington, Illinois
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed October 26, 2015

Pupusita Express is a small family run business in a strip mall. You order at the counter but food is delivered to your table. The pupusas are made to order so they take a little time but are so worth it. The tamales are also very tasty but to me the standouts are the soups which are full of flavor... More 

Thank LindaHoch
1 review
Reviewed October 4, 2015 via mobile

Great flavor and tastes fresh. We will be back. Similar to Mexican food. Had the pupusas which are like tacos but more like a fry bread than a tortilla.

Thank Nina H
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108 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed July 26, 2015

I have reveiwed before and once again. If you haven't been, just go! The food is so fresh and flavorful.. This type of food was new to me but now I am hooked on everything. The owner is no nice and will expain to you if you are not sure what certain foods are. Perfect place to stop in for... More 

Thank BethChicago
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 331 helpful votes
Reviewed July 4, 2015

Everything in my earlier review still stands -- fabulous taste and value!!! Highly recommended!! Perhaps the self-driving car is already here. "Oh," I say, somewhat surprised. "Look where we are! Pupusita Express. Let's eat." Just one thing -- this time my smoothie...well, wasn't. Rather than smooth, it was icy and chunky. This is not necessarily a bad thing (at least... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    2 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Latin, Central American, Spanish, South American, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 69 S Rand Rd, Lake Zurich, IL 60047-2277
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Lake County  >  Lake Zurich
  • Phone Number: +1 847-550-5325

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?