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“Cockroach”

El Salvador Del Mundo
Ranked #137 of 574 Restaurants in Des Moines
Cuisines: Salvadoran, Central American
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Des Moines, Iowa
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Cockroach”
Reviewed January 29, 2014

The food was good but I was only able too eat half my food after I saw a couple cockroaches the own step on them and left them laying there....I hope the city makes them do something about that so they can keep on selling good food

  • Visited January 2014
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Des Moines, Iowa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Fantastic”
Reviewed January 8, 2012

We had a wonderful first experience tonight with delicious Salvadorian food here. Even with the tiny place packed out, a comfortable table was found for us. The service was great. Our 2 year old was very comfortable. The food was delicious. We will definitely be going back!

  • Visited January 2012
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Incredible.”
Reviewed January 2, 2012

El Salvador del Mundo is one of the best restaurants in Des Moines. There's a dedicated vegetarian menu, and options for both adventurous eaters and those who are hesitant to try new things. There is a cream sauce there that will change your life. The tamales, beans, and papusas are all wonderful, but you can't beat the Guanaca Combination. It's a challenge not to get stuffed on $8. This is the #1 combination of cheap and tasty. It's frequently quiet, and you can expect to wait a bit on your food, because there are usually only 3-4 people on a shift.

  • Visited January 2012
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West Des Moines, Iowa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Where is the service?”
Reviewed November 26, 2011

Excellent food and price. It's basically a mom and pa place decorated with El Salvador posters, maps etc. Maybe they were having an off night as far as service which was basically non existent. The waitress was in a lot of hurry to take our order.. kind of .. "order already". Then got our meal got rushed onto the table and we never saw her again, no checking up if everything was ok, no refill of our drinks, no desert was offered and pretty the same thing for coffee.. our bill never came we had to go to the cash register to pay. For the food alone I would consider going back, giving them the benefit of the doubt that the service will be better next time.

  • Visited November 2011
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2 Thank GIReuter
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“mmmm pupusas”
Reviewed July 12, 2008

mmmm pupusas

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