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El Cuscatleco

$Mexican, Latin,
4212 Garrett Rd, Durham, NC 27707-3430
+1 919-401-5245
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good41%
  • Average6%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible0%
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“refried beans” (3 reviews)
“pupusas” (12 reviews)
“mexican food” (3 reviews)
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Mexican, Latin, Central American, Spanish
4212 Garrett Rd, Durham, NC 27707-3430
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A small restaurant located in Durham,NC,the food is worth the visit,add the ambiance,the service,the low prices and you have a winner in Durham

Thank benikio
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

Excellent. We had pupusas, chicken tamale, and appetizer plate of plantains, refried beans and sour cream. We loved every bite. While our server spoke English as well as Spanish, we were probably the only ones speaking English at the table. Prices are fantastic. We each...More

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Reviewed 19 June 2017

This restaurant is excellent. The food is so very tasty. The service is professional, friendly and courteous. If you ever want to eat something that is different, spicy and delicious then this is the restaurant you want. It is conveniently located off 15-501 on Garrett...More

Thank ayesha n
Reviewed 15 November 2016

Friends recommended this restaurant for a night out. What a great idea! Very reasonable prices, good food, and ample quantities. Prompt service, casual atmosphere. My husband is still raving about the food. We will definitely return. It is only unfortunate we didn't find it sooner....More

Thank Oko341
Reviewed 21 May 2016 via mobile

For being a Mexican slash Salvadoran Restaurant, it was more Mexican than Salvi. Tacos were good, the Pupusas were mediocre however the Platanos were amazing. Very sweet and delicious. Oh and the Horchata (rice water) was very different, in a bad way.

Thank Carlos A
Reviewed 14 May 2016

Let me start by saying I do not usually eat Mexican. But I was in the mood for something different so I gave this place a try. I was not disappointed. The meal started with a big bowl of nachos chips with salsa. I got...More

1  Thank Blake A
Reviewed 20 October 2015

Met an out of town friend who had heard of this restaurant known for it authentic food from El Salvador. While I cannot remember the name of the pork and cheese mesa tortilla, it was delicious. Prices were very inexpensive, I will return to this...More

2  Thank QueenBee0301
Reviewed 27 September 2015

Tried a few Salvadorean dishes, hoping for something unique and very tasty but was much like other Mexican places. I had the combinacion guanaca, carne asada with fried egg and beans, it was good. Husband had Camarones Entomatados, a shrimp dish in tomato sauce, also...More

Thank DeniseM_NC
Reviewed 20 June 2015

My wife and I eat at what we affectionately refer to as "The Cat" quite often. We've been going there for years now, and although there are many other good Mexican restaurants in the area, I personally like to go this one because in addition...More

Thank Jim M
Reviewed 6 June 2015

Excellent value and quick service. Great pupusas! The rice could have been a little better, but I would go back again!

2  Thank viajera4paz
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Restaurant Details

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Mexican, Latin, Central American, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
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Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4212 Garrett Rd, Durham, NC 27707-3430
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Durham
  • Phone Number: +1 919-401-5245
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