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Pupuseria Dona Azucena

Salvadoran, South American
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8728 Piney Branch Rd Ste A, #101, Silver Spring, MD 20901-3844
+1 301-434-4230
Today
11:00 - 22:00
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Hours:
Sun 08:30 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri 11:00 - 23:00
Sat 08:30 - 23:00
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Laurel, Maryland
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85 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2016

Always busy but always tasty, this place is a local favorite. They have many other great dishes to try, but I go for the pupusas, which are really very good. Be patient for a table and for a parking place and you will enjoy yourself.

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31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2015 via mobile

My husband is from El Salvador so when we were in Silver Springs visiting friends we got take out from here. I called and ordered the food and it was ready. I had cheese pupusa, my son had chicken tamales and my husband had a steak dinner. Everything was very good and the prices were very reasonable.

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Thank Susan M
MD
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2015

I have ordered food at this restaurant many times. The food is great, and the price affordable! My only reason for rating it average is that unfortunately Customer Service is not as attractive as their food. Phone orders even worse. My representative said: What you want, and was very rude. When the food arrived, the nuegados were tasteless, and the... More 

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San Jose, California
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2015 via mobile

Upon recommendation, my wife and I got dinner at Doña Azucena. The meat was tender and tasted as if it had been marinating all day. It's clear that the dishes here are made with love and passion. Unfortunately, the same cannot be said for the service. Ordering was easy enough, but the wait can be a little long with no... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2012

I love pupusas and this place is great. The service was efficient and friendly and the food was fresh and delicious.

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Thank beachsnowbum
Washington DC
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2009

I am very disappointed in this place. I drove one hour to get the worst customer service ever in a restaurant. The person at the cashier was terrible and after my long drive. My order was missing staff. I had to drive back to the freaking place to pick up the rest of my food since they had already charge... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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18 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2009

BY FAR one of the best papusa places in the area. all types of people go there and the food is amazing. the carne asada is to die for and orchata is amazing. but by far, the papusas are great. though i didnt like their platanos fritos as much. BUT IT IS SALVADORENO not mexican.

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Shannon9602
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2008

I was introduce to pupusa when I was living in DC back in the early 90's. This resaurant was GREAT!! There is no place I know that serve the best pupusa however where Im located there is none around... unfortunately. The last time I was there they serve a desert that looks like round balls and the sauce taste like... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2008

Most authentic Pupusas in town.

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Silver Spring
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17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2008

This is an institution for Pupusas in Maryland. Which is Salvadoran food not Mexican. There is no better place for pupusas though it has many competitors in the area. I am a big fan of pupusas revueltas (mixed). The environment is kind of rough. Would consider it too chaotic for the average joe. If you are willing to overlook the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Salvadoran, South American
Open Hours
Sunday
08:30 - 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 - 23:00
Saturday
08:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8728 Piney Branch Rd Ste A, #101, Silver Spring, MD 20901-3844
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Silver Spring
  • Phone Number: +1 301-434-4230

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