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Juanita's Restaurant

Salvadoran, South American
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537 Church St, Ottumwa, IA 52501-4216
+1 641-682-1530
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Ottumwa, Iowa
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9 reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

First time visiting. Food was wonderful and very authentic. Highly recommend the pupusas! Don't let the decor turn you away. Waiter was super.

Thank wellshome
Fairfield, Iowa
1 review
Reviewed 9 January 2017

Felt like an authentic, local South American eatery, (not like an American restaurant TRYING to create an authentic feel

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Mt. Calm
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199 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 May 2016

Being from Texas it was nice to fine very good Tex Mex food so far north. Salsa was good, chips were fresh and the main dishes were as expected

Thank MCtravler
Ottumwa, Iowa
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 7 November 2015 via mobile

Actually took our meal to go but service was friendly and helpful and food was a real dining experience. Pupusas are wonderful little pockets made with corn filled with various ingredients. We had cheese, bean and cheese, and mix of meat bean and cheese. Side of cabbage (like a vinegary coleslaw) goes yummy, along with the hot sauce, which wasn't... More 

Thank iowadoc117
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Reviewed 14 October 2015

I enjoyed an early dinner with friends on a Saturday evening. The place is not that big, we ordered at the counter and food was brought at the table. We were served excellent food. Pupusa are similar to tacos but less crispy. They come in different flavours, with cheese, meat, etc. On the side fried plantains with fried beans and... More 

Thank TurtleSenior
Cedar Falls, Iowa
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 8 July 2013

Try the Pupusas-really different and very good! Other dishes seemed typical Mexican. Most guests were speaking Spanish, but our English was perfectly understood.

Thank j1234travel

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Restaurant Details

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Salvadoran, South American
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  • Address: 537 Church St, Ottumwa, IA 52501-4216
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Ottumwa
  • Phone Number: +1 641-682-1530

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