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1633 El Camino Real, South San Francisco, CA 94080-1207
+1 650-992-1482
11:00 - 22:00
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Boston, Massachusetts
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131 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2017

This is a good choice for tasty Salvadoran food in a casual busy storefront setting. Service is pleasant and well-meaning, but a somewhat slow; just relax and enjoy the chips and delicious salsa while waiting for your meal. The green salad with avocado and tomatoes was a success, featuring an excellent Thousand Island dressing (helpfully offered on the side). Wonderful... More 

Thank Rebecca1921
San Francisco, California
1 review
Reviewed 9 October 2013

Great food here, pupusas are always made fresh but it can take a while to get your food because of that.

Thank lwhitit
South San Francisco
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17 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 November 2012

My family and I came across this place over 2 years ago and since then we eat here at least twice a month. The food is good and so is the portion. However, the service can use a little bit improvement..

Thank Mama888
Kuwait City, Kuwait
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64 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2009

This is a great local restaurant that is very reasonable. They have a great selection of Salvadoraqn dishes (bifstek enceballado, pupusas, etc) all under $10. Wash it down with Salvadoran or Mexican beers. The decor is not fancy but service is good most of time and food hits the spot.

Thank Dan L
san bruno
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 9 March 2009

The worse ever, service, low quality food, atmosphere service is the worse!!!dont waste your time. you will get sick of this food.

1 Thank noemythomas
San Francisco
1 review
Reviewed 12 February 2009

Boyfriend and I chose El Zocalo for an early Valentine's dinner out where they have the most fabulous Pupusas that cannot be beat and are SO good every single time we've gone. The El Salvadorian ambience and jukebox added to the flavor of our budget-minded evening, as well as the colorful sweet and quaint cardboard decorated Valentine hearts. We will... More 

Thank reneenaye
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Reviewed 1 February 2008

Pupusas are deliciosas!

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San Francisco
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 23 September 2006

This is excellent El Salvadoran food, and their mexican dishes are a great alternative to the Chevys next door. Try the chicken flautas or the pescado frito. Both are great. If you want a quick lunch though, try the subway instead.

1 Thank kitastrofe

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Latin, Mexican, Spanish, South American
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1633 El Camino Real, South San Francisco, CA 94080-1207
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  South San Francisco
  • Phone Number: +1 650-992-1482

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