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La Santaneca

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3781 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94110-5844
+1 415-648-1034
10:30 - 23:00
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Sun 10:00 - 23:00
Tue - Thu 10:30 - 23:00
Fri 10:30 - 03:00
Sat 10:00 - 03:00
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New Braunfels, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

Pupusas are great! We also enjoyed horchata & a fruit-filled drink that had a peach flavor. The fried plantains were great & plentiful. Our favorite item was the dessert that's similar to bread pudding. Really awesome apple flavor that can be eaten warm in the restaurant. Or take a square with you--it was just as good room temperature the next... More 

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Columbia, Maryland, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2013

I was in the San Francisco area, and craving for exotic Salvadorian food, searched the web and found la Santaneca. A small, hole in the wall kind of restaurant with amazing food. I had a whole fried fish with salad, rice and beans, pupusas for appetizers, buñuelos, and plantains in molasses for dessert, all super good. This is a neighborhood... More 

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Athens, Georgia, United States
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2013

Some local friends met us here for dinner. Very close to the BART station, and I would definitely not recommend walking or taking the bus because the neighborhood seemed pretty rough. There is no alcohol served in this restaurant, and they only accept cash. The fried plantain appetizer was delicious. The pupusas were great. There was a substantial wait for... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2008

Greasy and not healthy at all but what do you expect when eating pupusas. Best ones I've had in the city and they have great tamarindo drink!!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2008

Try the fresco de ensalada and the beef soup.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Latin, Spanish
Open Hours
10:00 - 23:00
10:30 - 23:00
10:30 - 23:00
10:30 - 23:00
10:30 - 03:00
10:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3781 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94110-5844
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco
  • Phone Number: +1 415-648-1034

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