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Sarita's Pupuseria

Central American, South American
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317 S Broadway, Ste E-5, Los Angeles, CA 90013-1222
+1 213-626-6320
08:00 - 18:00
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Sun - Wed 08:00 - 18:00
Thu - Sat 08:00 - 21:00
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

Honestly I just hadn't eaten a pupusa in a really long time and the line at lunch time was reasonable so I decided to order some lunch. I ordered two pupusas (cheese and beans; cheese and chicken), plus a side of platanos (grilled banana) and an horchata (Salvadoran style). It was a descent wait time about 10-15 considering the pupusas... More 

Thank Armando T
Camarillo, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

Look for the blue neon when you come to the Central Market to eat. I have never had pupusa, two thick corn tortillas with filling between them. Their tortillas are home made, and choices of filling are beans, potatoes, cheese, meat, and more that I cannot remember. When they ask you if you want cabbage on top, the correct answer... More 

Thank Hitcher84
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

I've eaten here previously when in LA but never again. I was asked whether I would eat there or take away, I said I would eat there and sat down on the stools at the end of their stall. After a long wait my number was called at the other (take away) end of the stall, and two pupusas trussed... More 

Thank AJSardine
Los Angeles, California
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59 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2016

I love getting their pupusas and they are so good! They make it fresh and you can watch them make it as well. The service is fast and I recommend going there for their food.

Thank reader_girl932
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163 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2016

Great fresh pupusa cook to order. You have to have patience waiting for them to get the food ready. Not cheap comparing to regular pupusa places but fun.

Thank ROCruiser
Torrance, California
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144 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2016

Having lunch at Grand Central and decided to try the pupusa's here. They are cooked to order, handmade right in front of you. I ordered the pork with a side of plantains. They put a spicy cabbage slaw on top. This is definitely not "fast food" but worth the wait. When you finally get them they are steaming since they... More 

Thank twinmom8
San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2016

My girlfriend and I each had one (her the Cheese me the Pork) and man were they really good..! Cooked so fresh and piping hot that you had to give them a moment to cool. We both had the spicy cabbage slaw on top of our and it only enhanced the taste even more! Now a bit of warning...like it... More 

Thank Nathan H
New York, New York, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2016

I had the cheese pupusa and my friend had pork. I chose to have the spicy cole slaw on top of mine and added some hot sauce too. While I was waiting for my food, I watched how people were eating them because I had never had one. I recommend the cole slaw on top method, that's what those who... More 

Thank Jeannette S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2015

Best pupusas I've ever had - made fresh to order, so be prepared to wait... and wait some more. The wait is so excrutiatingly long that at one point I thought I might've dozed and missed my call! But alas not so. The chicharron y queso pupusas I ordered were piping hot, delicious and fresh and the best part are... More 

Thank honeydrop
Pasadena, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2015

I had the cheese and jalapeno pupusa today. I have been coming here for over 10 years and today the recipe seems to have changed. There was less filling and more masa. The size was bigger, so I'm guessing they made them bigger and are adding less filling. I prefer them smaller with more filling. the cheese and masa were... More 

Thank Yvette P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Central American, South American
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats
Open Hours
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 317 S Broadway, Ste E-5, Los Angeles, CA 90013-1222
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 213-626-6320

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

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