This buzzing cafeteria spoons up a happy, huge variety that includes steamed veggies, spaghetti and roasted pepper chicken. After 4pm, it’s all pupusas – use the side entrance on 8a Calle Oriente.
This churchlike structure is home to one of the country's most enjoyable gastronomic experiences. Located 5km out of town on the road to Playa El Cuco, La Pema is famous for its creamy soups and long lunches. Don't …
Mostly organic, always tasty, Anita's kitchen is an all-day affair which, aside from the usual breakfast and lunch spread, serves heartier meals such as the Perkin parillada (BBQ, US$8.50), which could feed a mounta…
We ate ourselves silly at the Rivolí and laughed with hedonistic delight at the taste and value of the comida a la vista, while seated beside rose gardens. How many licuados is too many licuados? Four.
Huge plates of chicken, rice, beans and salad are served at this old staple run by an industrious family. It’s south of the park and there are stirring views to the border.
Fat cinnamon rolls, doughnuts and coconut cookies beckon from the glass case of this popular bakery, which also serves cafeteria-style típico. It’s one block west of the park.
Large Mexican place with open windows, long wooden benches and a sizzling BBQ. The tortas cooked out front are delicious, as are the sizable tacos.
The Mercado Central is a hit with street-food aficionados.
El Salvador’s most famous bakery started here. A glass of horchata and a slice of Maria Luisa (jam cake) are the business.
Get your fill of panes de pollo (chicken sandwiches) and fresh pupusas before they run out, which happens often.