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El Guanaco

Central American, Latin, Spanish, South American
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49 E Maple Rd, Troy, MI 48083-2713
+1 248-526-0622
10:00 - 21:00
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Sun 10:00 - 16:00
Mon - Sat 10:00 - 21:00
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Sterling Heights, Michigan
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food was fair, a little over priced for what u received. A bit dirty on the inside. Will not go back.

Thank nickim331
Gracias, Honduras
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

This place is amazing- quick, delicious, and the staff were super friendly. I lived in Central America for a year and this is the first place I have found in metro Detroit that served authentic pupusas and tamales. My boyfriend got the Salvadoran chicken and he said it was great.

1 Thank teacherVida
Sterling Heights, Michigan
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63 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2016

Large portions and great service. This isn't a five star downtown Birmingham eatery but a family run restaurant with lots of flavor; a little plate full of paradise with lots of love. Only hear the parking lot is paved and there's no sand on the floor; it's kinda like that little restaurant that you find on the beach while on... More 

Thank skydancer_2003
Goodrich, Michigan
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85 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

What a surprise to find El Salvadoran food. Loved the empanadas, pupusa, and plantains. All the desserts great. Small place but able handle our group of 12. We will be back.

Thank nesson
Dearborn, Michigan
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160 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 July 2016

horrible place. I will never return. the food I had as a carry out was cold and vastly under-portioned. If you want bad Latin food, Taco Bell is nearby, but they are way better.

Thank David T
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
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17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2016 via mobile

Mexican Food isn't much of a delicate subject..seriously, who doesn't like tacos? Mexican Food is like pizza it's typically good and sometimes better than others but mostly edible. I am not sure if I have given a place 5 stars. Simply, I try to judge on food, all that other stuff is conjecture. The appearance will mislead you...it looks basically... More 

Thank jjgold007
Rochester, Michigan, USA
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14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 9 February 2016

Any dish you try it is tastyand very good. However, you kustbe craving for Latino food!. Popusas are great, tocos are good, empanadasrecommendes and the desert empanada!..

Thank Alejandro O
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228 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2016

First, a warning. This place has pretty limited seating, so don't be annoyed if you show up at peak times and can't find a seat. That said.. This restaurant serves up simple and delicious fare. My wife and I had seen a cooking show on TV, and the host was making pupusas (say "pah poo sah"), and they looked really... More 

Thank Roadside_US
Atlanta, Georgia
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101 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 December 2015

I really didn't try anything else but the pupusas, and that was all to make me come back. After trying pupusas in Orlando, Houston, Atlanta, & Miami, these have been by far THE BEST I've had!

Thank Oscar R
Royal Oak, Michigan
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36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 August 2015 via mobile

Never heard of this place until a friend recommended me. Quality food, well priced. I recommend the empanadas, delicious!

Thank JCL1984

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Central American, Latin, Spanish, South American
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Open Hours
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 49 E Maple Rd, Troy, MI 48083-2713
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Troy
  • Phone Number: +1 248-526-0622

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