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Tu Casa Salvadorena Restaurant

Spanish, Central American, Latin
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70 Washington Ave, Portland, ME 04101-2629
+1 207-828-4971
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Portland, Maine
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2013

My family visits this family-owned restaurant 1-2 times per month. We love the authentic flavors, generous portion sizes, and casual diningroom. This is not a fancy dining room - it is as basic as it can be - but clean. My family loves to share 2-3 combos (with rice & beans) and always order lots of meat-filled papusas as appetizers... More 

1 Thank 89DeborahS
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2013 via mobile

You walk through a run down section of town to get there and it's not much on the outside, but it is good affordable food. If the weather is nice eat out on the patio. They have picnic tables with umbrellas and colorfull flowers. The food is typical latin, nothing out of thus world. What they have to work on... More 

1 Thank teachonroad
Waterboro, Maine
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106 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 11, 2013

I have spent time in El Salvador, and only recently learned there was a ristorante Salvadorena in Portland Maine. I went with others who have also spent time in ES, and they recommended it highly. The pupusas were very much like I remember learning to make - like small corn pitas with cheese or meat filling. We split one of... More 

1 Thank Perestroika13
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149 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2013 via mobile

I have to admit, I always order the same meal, veggie burrito. Delicious. All the ingredients are Not listed on the menu. The veggie burrito contains avocado, rice beans, zucchini ,lettuce. It's very good. I did try the puposas once, not a fan... Atmosphere is not good, but the people working there are very friendly.

Thank Ilovemaineusa
Portland, Maine
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 6, 2012 via mobile

Food was tasteless and disgusting.. Place was smelly and dirty.

Thank gliddenal2
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 3, 2012

My opinion us bias seeing as a friend of mine introduced me to the spot, but genuine nontheleast. If your are looking for the careful cooking of a family business and some quality comfort food, Tu Casa should be in your list. The burrios are large, filling and packed with sliced wedges of avocado, rice, cream, lettuce, tomato, chicken or... More 

1 Thank Portlander1985
Avon, Connecticut
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60 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 2, 2012

I was really looking forward to trying Tu Casa since we have had some exceptional Salvadorena food in California and was a bit disappointed. We tried a tamale with a rather odd texture, a good papusa, and an enchilada with very flavorful beef on top of a shell which tasted as if it was cooked in "old" oil. For me,... More 

Thank LKAstier
Portland, Maine
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28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2012

I've eaten here three times in the last month because it's that delicious. I get the carne asada, a dos equis, and a pupusa. My picky husband loved the fajitas. The first time we went they were closing, but insisted we come in and dine anyway! Eat here. It's not a spectacular atmosphere. It's a little hole in the wall... More 

2 Thank jelenybeany
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71 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 13, 2012

The atmosphere is dreary and service very lacking. I enjoyed my food but recommend La Familia for this style of food and the service is amazing!!

1 Thank Alexandra S
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149 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2011

Good, inexpensive food. Try the vegetarian burrito. Good mix of rice beans avocado and other veggies.

Thank Ilovemaineusa

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Spanish, Central American, Latin
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 70 Washington Ave, Portland, ME 04101-2629
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 207-828-4971

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