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El Pulgarcito

Latin, Central American, Spanish, South American
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5921 Merriam Dr, Shawnee, KS 66203-3161
+1 913-384-3887
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09:00 - 21:00
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Mon - Thu 10:00 - 21:00
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Kansas City
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69 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016 via mobile

Our family loves this place. This time I happen to meets a colleague there for lunch. She had never been. And I think she was pretty impressed with the place. You can never go wrong with their papusas. But I always try and get something else this time I went with a chicken dish with plantains. It was delicious. And... More 

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Broken Arrow, Oklahoma
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29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2016

Spending a weekend in Kansas City, we tried El Pulgarcito for lunch on Saturday and I enjoyed it so much that we came back for dinner the next day! The food is excellent. FULL of flavor, prepared fresh (it does take a little time after you order) and as authentic as it gets. The staff did a good job though... More 

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OLATHE
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70 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2015

My father was visiting from out-of-town & not feeling well. He said all he wanted was soup. I tried to think: Where's the best soup in town? Then it hit me! ! El Pulgarcito! My southern, Lt. Col. daddy is picky about good food, but he LOVED it! ! He had the chicken soup. I had the beef. Both were... More 

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Prairie Village, Kansas
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171 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2015

We ordered carry out, burritos, tacos and pupusas. We were impressed with everything that we had. The prices are more than reasonable and everything was delicious. I highly recommend the pupusas especially if you have never had them. They have a wide variety for all tastes.

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Thank fratwin
KC
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381 reviews
222 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 188 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2015

We love trying new cuisines, so food from El Salvador was right up our alley. I saw all the great reviews about this location but was really disappointed. The restaurant itself had a dirty feel to it. There was food all over the floors and they were dirty. The menu itself was pretty large with plenty of pictures, which helped... More 

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Shawnee, Kansas
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266 reviews
219 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2015

I've been wanting to try this restaurant for weeks, since we saw the good reviews. When we arrived early on a Saturday evening for dinner, about half the tables were full. We noticed people coming in the whole time we were there and many were taking out carry-out food. We all ordered different types of pupusas, tacos, and tamales. I... More 

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Shawnee, Kansas
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2015 via mobile

Delicious pupusas, chicken and rice, and carne asada with green plantains. No curb appeal or ambiance just delicious, Central American food (small offering of Mexican style foods) in a clean, cafe style restaurant with adequate, friendly service.

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Bartlesville, Oklahoma
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72 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2014

my family thought the pupusas were excellent. not sure about the rest of the menu but i sure some of it is good as well.

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Thank wade k
Olathe, Kansas
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190 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2014 via mobile

We have been talking about going here for a while. Finally we went last night. The exterior and neighborhood are a bit questionable, but the food and the service totally made us forget that. We started with the appetizer combo and it included a tamal (we got pork), fried plantain, fried yucca and another meat filled item. A mild sauce... More 

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Thank idealcut O
Sacramento, California
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2014 via mobile

I just moved to the area and was looking for a bite to eat. The other reviews were right, the papusas are amazing! It's a little hole in the wall type joint, very clean though. I was a little confused on the set up, I went up to the counter to order and when I asked what the total was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Latin, Central American, Spanish, South American
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating
Good for
Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 21:00
Monday
10:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 21:00
Thursday
10:00 - 21:00
Friday
09:00 - 21:00
Saturday
09:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5921 Merriam Dr, Shawnee, KS 66203-3161
  • Location: United States  >  Kansas (KS)  >  Shawnee
  • Phone Number: +1 913-384-3887

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