We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Pupuseria Cheros

Certificate of Excellence
Latin, Salvadoran, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Avenida de los Arboles/Calle Principal, near the Bus Stop, Panajachel 07010, Guatemala
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

91 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 71: English reviews
San Marcos La Laguna, Guatemala
Level Contributor
36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great pupusas, a treat from El Salvador, brought to Panajachel by a Salvadoran restauranteur. They have a varied selection of pupusas, I like the cheese and loroco, the best. Also, I enjoy the pupas with ongos and queso also. A great place to eat when enjoying the night life of Panajachel. Service is fast and efficient! Thank you for the... More 

Thank auroraedserv
2 reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Excellent service, and genuine Salvadorian cuisine. Fresh homemade ingredients. At a very affordable price, sit, eat and watch the people go bye.

Thank Roxane G
Panajachel, Guatemala
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Right, so by far this is the best value and some would argue tasting meal you can get in Panajachel. Papusas (Q.10 - $1.20) for those who don't know are Salvadorian and the owners are from El Salvador so they are the real deal. My favorites were Beans and Cheese, Mixta, Chipilin ( A local green not too different from... More 

Thank Kabir G
Alvechurch, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
162 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2017

Great for lunch. Minimum order is two, so I didn't order as one for a light lunch is plenty. The second time we went in he remembered and brought a spare plate and cutlery despite us having coincided with a huge group on our first visit, very impressive. Service is not fast, as every one is handmade by one lady... More 

Thank Jackie C
Level Contributor
391 reviews
252 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

I have never had this type of meal, but found it to be very good and unique. It takes a little time to get your order so expect to wait just a bit. Consider also setting close to the front door opening as it can get a little smoky close to the grill.

Thank ERL972
Seattle, Washington
Level Contributor
16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

Had the cheese and garlic and cheese and spinach pupusas. Was adequately filling and the price at 10Q each was a good deal. Check it out if you want a tasty snack and some drinks.

Thank Seagolfer
Level Contributor
188 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Our tourguide showed us this place and I'm glad he did! The food was not only very tasty, but also very cheap!!

Thank Peter N
Panajachel, Guatemala
Level Contributor
52 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2017

What is great about Cheros compared to other pups places is that it has set hours so you will never have to worry that it won't be open. However, it is slightly more expensive than the other places, and the toppings are not really unlimited, Cheros is solid, though it wouldn't be my #1 choice.

Thank Hannah E
Panajachel, Guatemala
Level Contributor
21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 January 2017

Best pupusas in Pana! Delicious and cheap! Chero will give you a very warm, El Salvadorian Welcome! Right in the centre of town.

Thank Chuckswade
Salida, Colorado
Level Contributor
393 reviews
195 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 181 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 January 2017

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

Travellers who viewed Pupuseria Cheros also viewed

Panajachel, Lake Atitlan
Panajachel, Lake Atitlan
Panajachel, Lake Atitlan
Panajachel, Lake Atitlan
Panajachel, Lake Atitlan
Panajachel, Lake Atitlan

Been to Pupuseria Cheros? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Latin, Salvadoran, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
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
Here are other mentions of this awesome place on the web:

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Pupuseria Cheros staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?