Restaurants

Top Choice Burgers in San Salvador

Rustico Bistro

Rustico rivals any burger place in the world as far as we're concerned. The buns are thick and fresh and the patties must weigh half a cow. Try the pulled-pork sandwiches with tamarind sauce and wash it all down wit…
Top Choice Salvadoran in San Salvador

Pollo Bonanza

Locals claim the broiled chicken at this simple downtown diner is the best in the country. For more than thirty years, Bonanza has been pulling in lunchtime crowds with generous portions of pollo cooked in a wood-fi…
Top Choice Salvadoran in San Salvador

El Sopón Típico

Simple, fresh and delicious local food is the order of the day at this famous típico restaurant on a busy corner beside Galerías Escalón. Winning dishes include marisco en crema (seafood with cream) and sopa de chor…
Top Choice Seafood in San Salvador

Beto's

Colonia Escalón is the place to be seen lingering over crustaceans, and Beto's has the perfect mix of lunchtime work crowd and Salvadoran elite dining on anything that moves under the sea. Service is disarmingly goo…
Seafood in San Salvador

Olas Permanentes

If you don't go to the beach, the beach comes to you, or so goes the tagline of this buzzy, marine-themed restaurant and bar. The breezy terrace overlooks Plaza Palestina, while the arty interior deco features wave-…
Street Food in San Salvador

Food Trucks

Near the Monumento a la Revolución in San Benito you'll find food trucks selling burgers, arepas (stuffed corn tortillas), grilled meats, chocobananos (frozen bananas dipped in chocolate) and more. Wash it down with…
Vegetarian in San Salvador

Mile Time

Faux-meat never tasted so good. The full gamut of Asian and Western vegan and vegetarian dishes is served at this impressive restaurant in Escalón. The sopa agripicante (sweet and sour soup) is divine, and the desse…
French in San Salvador

Le Croissant

A range of freshly baked French pastries, brunches, quiches, salads and sandwiches are served at this chic patisserie located in an upscale furniture store. The coffee is decent and it makes a handy breakfast stop i…
Salvadoran in San Salvador

Típicos Margoth

While service is not always as margoth (bubbly and extroverted) as advertised, this self-serve family-run restaurant is a tasty initiation into Salvadoran cuisine. The antojitos (small dishes) are a good place to st…
Salvadoran in San Salvador

Café Maquilishuat

Named after the pinkish national tree of El Salvador, this típico is a reliable option for a cheap bite. The menu of local staples changes daily, with plenty of vegetarian options.