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El Mexsal Restaurant

Mexican, Latin, South American, Central American
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325 S Freedom Blvd, Provo, UT 84601-4439
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Loved it! This place is new for us and has a unique taste that was different than other Mexican style restaurants. Loved the pupusas. I like saucey and cheese and that definitely defines their dishes. Excited to add this place to the lunch rotation.

Thank Marte M
Provo, Utah
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66 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

This place has nice, fresh, inexpensive Pupusas. Not much on ambiance, but definitely authentic Latin American fast food/cafeteria feel.

Thank JDP1111
Summerland, Canada
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

I don't like to leave bad reviews, but we were very disappointed with this place. We thought it had to be good because it was sooooo busy, and obviously a lot of locals go there... But it took forever to get our food (2 people, ordering a main dish each & water to drink... that was it), the dishes were... More 

Thank N_and_J2013
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39 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015 via mobile

We came for the pupusas! They were freshly made, and great. Service was leisurely, but that wasn't unexpected for how busy it was.

Thank braybrigade
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74 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Like everyone else, it's all about the pupusas. Everything else on the menu you can find at a Mexican joint. But the pupusas. Heaven will taste like a freshly cooked pupusa from El Mexsal. They have a little crunchiness on the outside with the tasty center. I'm getting hungry thinking about it. The best part is that the pupusas are... More 

Thank Scott B
Springville, Utah
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

I have to say first, that this is one of my first reviews for a restaurant ever...but this needed to be said... What can I say?! Authentic? Yes, and if not, as close as I can remember to my time in central america - it is. Do they have the generic Mexican food in addition to El Salvadoran on the... More 

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103 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Wonderful Mexican and Salvadorian food in a fund little out of the way place. Good food, freshly prepared and economical.

Thank UtahTravelqueen
Farmington, New Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

I once lived a few blocks from this place and always enjoyed the food from here. It's still delicious and filling. After a long night, my boyfriend and decided to stop here for brunch for old times sake. The salsa is still yummy and I finally got around to ordering a pupusa, which is one of the best hangover foods... More 

Thank PartTimeGypsy
Helena, Montana
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014 via mobile

We read reviews and were looking for Mexican. Decided to give this a try. Very authentic and good food. Loved their enchiladas and the rice was fabulous. Rice had good flavor and was still moist. Tried the pupusa and they are worth trying. Fun and authentic. Would go back :)

Thank Hpdoxi
Longmont, CO
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119 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013 via mobile

I went to the El Mexsal with a couple of friends on their recommendation and we LOVED it! Two Must Haves when I get to go again ... 1. The pupusas. Get one with meat inside and put the pickled slaw type salad on it as you eat. They are the best! Get one between two of you or you'll... More 

Thank Longmont_Mitch

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Mexican, Latin, South American, Central American
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
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 - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 325 S Freedom Blvd, Provo, UT 84601-4439
  • Location: United States  >  Utah (UT)  >  Wasatch Range  >  Provo
  • Phone Number: 801-375-3468

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