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EL Guanaco

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Salvadoran, South American
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415 Water St SW, Olympia, WA 98501-1046
+1 360-352-5759
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11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The pupusas are very very good, fresh and not greasy like you find elsewhere sometimes. I had two but could have easily handled a 3rd. Next time I'll get rice and beans with it too. My companions had enchiladas and tacos and liked them. I tried a taste of the refried beans and they were excellent. The prices are reasonable.... More 

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Olympia, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2016

El Guanaco is a great place for a quick plate of cheese, vegetable OR pork pupusas with beans and rice. Hands down. Not that thrilled about other dishes, but if you crave a pupusa, you will not be disappointed.

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Thank Gracehue
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2016

We moved up from San Diego in 2012 and had yet to find excellent central American cuisine. With family & friends, we've had half dozen different menu items in the last couple of weeks. All were outstanding! The steak, fajitas, enchiladas, carne asada and others were the best - fresh, not heavily seasoned, and perfectly prepared. El Guanaco is a... More 

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Clearwater, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2015

So excited when we drove by and saw an El Salvadorian restaurant. My mouth was watering for papusas. I ordered a cheese, a meet and a tostado. The cheese papusa was the best. My other two items we OK. My friend ordered an enchilada with beans and rice and liked her meal. Very good service, soda refills. It was just... More 

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Thank Gena C
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2015

The pupusas are a must try item. I make a meal of them. Service can be.... disinterested most times I come in. I don't bother ordering draught beer any more because it seems they don't get much action in their bar and one time I even got a 3/4 full mug. I wisecracked the waitress about it, but she didn't... More 

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Thank tubasteve
Kent, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2013

We have eat at El Guanaco many times, just for dinner and family events. The staff is super friendly (especially once they found out I lived in El Salvador for 4 years). The food is always fresh. I really enjoy the pupusa and the platanos fritos. The only down side is that it does not have a parking lot.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Salvadoran, South American
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 415 Water St SW, Olympia, WA 98501-1046
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Olympia
  • Phone Number: +1 360-352-5759

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