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El Salvador Restaurant

Mexican, Central American, South American
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517 Forest St, Reno, NV 89509-1601
+1 775-329-3022
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Reno, Nevada
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50 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

This little restaurant has a very nice menu of dishes that I have not seen in other places. The food is well prepared and the options are interesting. There are specials every day, but my wife and I usually gravitate to our favorites. Casa Mientos or papusa and the carnitas combination dinner. The menu has both descriptions and pictures of... More 

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Thank Carlton O
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

Had dinner with my boyfriend and the food and service was great. I will be back. Miguel was our waiter and he was great ask for him.

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Thank Joshua C
Reno, Nevada
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

Being behind the Wild Orchid, the location is not great. But that's where you find good Mexican/Hispanic restaurants. The food is very similar to Mexican but the addition of pupusas makes it El Salvadorian. If you've never had El Salvadorian food, think Mexican with less spice. If you've never had pupusas, think stuffed tortilla with a pickled cabbage salad and... More 

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Reno, Nevada
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50 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2016

We are regulars and enjoy interesting dishes that are well prepared and have generous portions. It seems if you have a specialty or preference they will go out of their way to make it. There are always interesting specials offered and dishes I have never seen in other places. The staff is friendly and helpful. Say Hola to Artoro

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Thank Carlton O
Reno, Nevada
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31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2015

We visited this restaurant for the first time last week. The portions are quite generous and the food is great. Typical of Central American cooking, it's not too spicy but has a wide range of flavors. Get the appetizer platter - more than enough for 2 to eat as lunch (unless you have a large appetite). The fried plantains were... More 

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Reno, Nevada
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552 reviews
385 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2015

Little building on a side street. Great parking. Low prices, big servings. Unusual, grainy chips that are very tasty. All main dishes come with rice, beans, and thick tortilla thing. Maybe a pupusa? Not sure what it was called. Server was nice. He was very helpful in describing dishes for me. I was sad I went for the safe choice.... More 

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Thank lew w
Reno, Nevada
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20 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2015

tired of Mexican, this is a great place to try something further south of the border. Having traveled through Central America, this is a wonderful local find.

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Thank 166karlg
Reno, Nevada
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72 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2014

I visited the restaurant during a lunch break with my girlfriend. The server was very nice and polite. I asked a few questions about the food and the server had prompt helpful answers. The typical food you would find in an Mexican restaurant in America is on there, and were the cheapest meals on the menu. There were some other... More 

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Thank belvoirm
Reno, Nevada
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2013

I work in the hospitality industry and have had home made El Salvadorian meals prepared for me before by fellow co-workers and staff that were native to that country. This is the first time that I have eaten this cuisine in an actual restaurant and it was amazing. The papusas are made to order and are delicious. Instead of cooking... More 

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Thank Stephen J
Clearwater, Florida
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581 reviews
359 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2013

Papusas were good, salsa and cabbage salad good, but their beef tostado was the best I ever had in my life and I've eaten many tostados. Friendly staff, nice restaurant, had a beer. Good service. We wish we lived closer and will come here whenever we are in Reno.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican, Central American, South American
Meals
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Reservations, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 517 Forest St, Reno, NV 89509-1601
  • Location: United States  >  Nevada (NV)  >  Reno
  • Phone Number: +1 775-329-3022

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