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El Zocalo

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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9 Calle Poniente, San Salvador, El Salvador
+503 2243 0937
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Edwardsville, Illinois
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141 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

went here while on mission trip with alrge grp food was amazing and plenty of it hope to return had nachos and fajitas

Thank IBBETSY_11
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117 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

If you're looking for mexican food on a budget, with great flavor and presentation you have to attend this place. Ask for the tortilla soup, it's amazing! They have various locations across the city.

Thank Javier C
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Food is pretty good, service was very attentive, and we sat upstairs where it felt very home-y and somehow authentic.

Thank JorgitoU
San Salvador, El Salvador
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38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

Probably, it is the best Mexican restaurant in San Salvador. The ambiance is a Mexican family restaurant with low price, tasty food and adequate service. Good for a spicy meal time with friends or family.

Thank Casarau
Jonesborough, Tennessee, United States
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150 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2016

This Mexican restaurant has good food and quick service. We started with an appetizer of salsa and chips and shared a large plater of three different meats, beef, pork and chicken. There was guacamole included. The food was tasty and not spicy. there was an optional spicy sauce to use. desert was delicious fried ice cream.

Thank colfal8
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105 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2015

Great locations over san salvador, good Mexican choices good menu, Great micheladas. The tacos and nachos are great though the taquiza is good choice. Service mot of the time is good and the complementary sauces superb. Not much wine selection but otherwise good choice for decent meal

Thank Gustavo C
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545 reviews
275 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 236 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2015

We wanted to go to a Salvadoran restaurant next door, but it was closed for a private function, so we decided to have dinner here instead. Although it was busy (it´s obviously very popular with the locals), we got served reasonably quickly. Food was OK (no surprises), there are quite some offers on. Plates are huge. Open late.

Thank onzils
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144 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2015 via mobile

Have been to this place several times in different locations. Every time the food has been good and the service friendly and quick. Cocktails were good to. And a reasonably priced menu as well!

2 Thank LeeAnn M
Savannah, Georgia
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2015

The food is great, fresh and with amazing flavors. Drinks are great too (you have to ask for a "michelada") There are many choices for Mexican food and this restaurant is definitely among the best. The food took a little long to come to our table, but we had a big party (about 11 people) and the waiter did get... More 

Thank Jaime A
San Salvador, El Salvador
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54 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2015

While we've always been happy with the food here (and the salsas and chips pre-dinner), the Michelada El Zocalo and the range of margaritas (Maracuya and tamarindo, frozen) are usually the reason we visit. There is outdoor seating in a nice area, the service is always friendly and prompt, and the food is always satisfying for our fix of Mexican... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Latin
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9 Calle Poniente, San Salvador, El Salvador
  • Location: Central America  >  El Salvador  >  San Salvador Department  >  San Salvador
  • Phone Number: +503 2243 0937

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