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Tipico Salvadoreno

Latin, Central American, Spanish, South American
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Western Highway, Santa Elena, Belize
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Solihull, United Kingdom
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82 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2017

Not far from the bridge, and opposite the CP gas station, this little cafe is not to be missed. Genuine Salvadorian food and wonderful fruit drinks. Basic inside and out but give it a try.

Thank robs-adventures
Austin, Texas
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73 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

Don't let the outside of this place scare you away. It's on the main road through town. The food here is so great. We had a chicken dish and a pork dish and they were both so great, the rich amount of spice. Try their home-made hot sauce, get a few beers and enjoy. We ate here 3 of the... More 

Thank BrandyeG
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 March 2017

Even the picky 13 year old was devouring bites of each of the four dishes we ordered! We randomly picked 4 things off the menu and were pleased with each! The food was very fresh and we enjoyed the various additions on the tops of each table (spiced cabbage & sauces). The fresh fruit juices and milkshakes were also irresistible!... More 

Thank nic2024
1 review
Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

Puposas and fried tacos are the best be sure al also try tambrand juice and Jamaica juice. Location is on the western highway. Remember you are in El Salvador when you dine here

Thank Michael P
Winona, Minnesota
1 review
Reviewed 26 January 2017

Really good food for an amazing price. Friendly and fun. Love the cabbage topping for all to share on each table.

Thank nancythieret
Fort Collins, Colorado
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

This little family run restaurant was a pleasant surprise after a long day of travel from Colorado. The food was fresh and delicious. The strawberry milkshake is not to be missed. The prices cannot be beat! Good, tasty, and economical-we will be back!!

Thank Marion L
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

The place serves super cheap eats with a friendly smile. It is clearly a family run shop as the cooks seem to be the moms and the server is their 10-year-old daughter Julie. She was super cute and explaining what each of the dishes were. There are not many tables so you get served pretty quickly. All in all if... More 

Thank Jeremy K
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

We ventured out of San Ignacio in an attempt to get espresso and pupusas. There weren't great directions of how to find the pupusa place, aside from that it's on the main strip across the street from the gas station. For those of you looking to find this place, here you go: From San Ignacio, cross the bridge over the... More 

Thank Chase C
Placencia, Belize
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

This restaurant is right on the main road but doesn't have a sign. All you need to do is look for the constant stream of locals going into this little place. The food was fantastic. You must try the papusas! They are the main special. My wife and I ate a full meal with fresh juice for $6usd! It will... More 

Thank Jeremy K
Benque Viejo, Cayo, Belize
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2016

They burn the cheese to just the right amount. The atmosphere is authentic, and you can buy a beer at the gas station across the street.

Thank AnthonyScout

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Restaurant Details

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Latin, Central American, Spanish, South American
Lunch, Dinner
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Western Highway, Santa Elena, Belize
  • Location: Central America  >  Belize  >  Cayo  >  Santa Elena
across from gas station near turn-off to wooden bridge

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?