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99 ave. norte Colonia Escalon, San Salvador, El Salvador
50322632413
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San Salvador, El Salvador
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2016

Cafe Cafe is simply the best restaurant in San Salvador. The Chef Roberto Cuadra has the perfect hand, and he's menu from start to finish is a religious experience. Most of Peru restaurants are good, their gastronomy is maybe one of the best in the world, but Cafe Cafe is another thing; they just simply excel in every dish.

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Thank Alex B
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70 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2014 via mobile

First off, I must say the food is absolutely delicious. From "Los Piqueos" to the dessert. Had an appetizer, a "Lomo Soubisse" as a main dish, and a "Suspiro Limeño" for dessert. With no doubt, delicious. The waiter... rather annoyed everytime I asked for water or a knife. I politely ignored such attitude anyway. The decoration... no effort at all... More 

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Thank carlosvirgilioa
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50 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2014

Excellent ceviche, very fresh and tasty and good main courses. The inside of the restaurant is a little bit gloomy and over-airconditioned but the terrace is very nice. Very friendly and helpful staff.

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Thank IrlandesaenMexico
Frisco, Texas
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121 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2014

Five us tried this restaurant upon the recomendation of a client. None of us spoke Spanish and they didn't speak English. But, the meal was wonderful. I know nothing about Peruvian food. However, everything I tried I found to be fantastic. I wish I knew the names of the dishes that I had. There was an appetizer with chicken salad... More 

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Thank klb990
Nicaragua
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84 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2013 via mobile

Since i am half peruvian, I was picky. I ordered Aji de Gallina and asked for fresh aji, and surprise, they brought the fresh aji to see before cooking my plate. The sea food was incredible. The Causa was out of this world. The only thing I missed was my inka cola. You can tell the owner/chef, puts his heart... More 

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Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin
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118 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2013

A very nice restaurant with excellent service and top quality food. At the top of the cost range, but few places in San Salvador are inexpensive. Seafood and steaks are excellent quality and the peruvian dishes are authentic (that's coming from my friends who lived in Peru for several years.) Wine assortment is first rate, but again not inexpensive. Expect... More 

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Thank Paul H
San Salvador, El Salvador
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2012

Waiters tried to push the dearest wine available but the food was a joy. Stuffed squid was delicious - mixed platter to begin was also very good. Fish was wonderfully fresh - really good although not cheap.

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Thank Edward D
San Salvador, El Salvador
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76 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2012

Good quality food. Personally attended by Perubian chef who happens to be the owner.

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Thank Mel-Salaga
San Salvador, El Salvador
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2012

Very well made peruvian cuisine . The Causa is great and the Octopus in different ways is excellent . We love to go there . Great value for your money . Wine selection is great also .

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Thank maumarmedi M
San Salvador, El Salvador
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28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2012

This restaurant paints itself as Peruvian cuisine, but it definitely offers a lot more. The seafood was superb and the dessert I had (Manjar blanco) was absolutely amazing. One of my favorite restaurants in El Salvador!

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Thank Jaime H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$20
Cuisine
Peruvian, Latin, South American, Spanish
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 99 ave. norte Colonia Escalon, San Salvador, El Salvador
  • Location: Central America  >  El Salvador  >  San Salvador Department  >  San Salvador
  • Phone Number: 50322632413

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