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2042 University Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704-1006
+1 510-704-0325
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good28%
  • Average25%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“plantains” (5 reviews)
“pupusas” (19 reviews)
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Latin, Salvadoran, Central American
2042 University Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704-1006
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Reviewed 23 December 2017 via mobile

Attentive service. Reasonably priced. Generous servings. Tasty food. Only one negative comment-- very noisy. Plan to return.

Thank seembee
Reviewed 20 December 2017 via mobile

Visiting family for Christmas only got better eating Salvadorean food here. The pupusas are excellent, the horchata salvadoreña was refreshing and not sweet at all. Tamal de elote was exquisite. Highly recommend.

Thank DTaxMan
Reviewed 13 December 2017

My gym partner and I probably eat here once every 3 weeks (we go to the gym 3 times a week, but we don't always eat lunch afterwards, and we have other favorites as well). But when we do eat here, we are always happy....More

Thank nevertooold53
Reviewed 26 September 2017

We hired Platano to cater my wedding in September of 2017 out in Marin County. My wife is El Salvadoran and we wanted to make some special Salvadoran cuisine for her visiting relatives and my Gringo family + friends. We had a phenomenal experience with...More

Thank billyblaustein
Reviewed 14 August 2017

The food here is authentic Salvadoran food, actually better than the food I've had in El Salvador. The portions are huge, I had a pupusa, plantains, and a "small" salad. The salad was huge! The plantains were cooked perfectly and were delicious. The avocado salad...More

Thank eab405
Reviewed 25 July 2017

We enjoyed two of several lunch pupusas specials. I had pork and cheese in mine along witg a vert good tropical salad. The salad featured both fresh mango and papaya with a verde sauce. Glad we ordered a plantain appetizer to hold us till lunch...More

Thank Lee-and-Baby
Reviewed 17 April 2017

We've eaten here before and usually have a salad and entree. This time we tried pupusas. They have a lot of dough and not much inside like queso and veggies. The place was busy as usual.

Thank Rogelio1
Reviewed 24 February 2017

I like their pupusas (chicken and cheese) and usually get plantain/black bean/sour cream. My husband likes their chicken soup which comes with a piece of grilled chicken with rice and tortillas. In addition they always have their version of Salvadoran coleslaw and a tomato sauce...More

Thank FarmerRK
Reviewed 16 February 2017

If you crave authentic flavors of Salvador, this pupuseria is the perfect choice. The wide array of pupusa combinations makes this place worth checking out over several days. Great lunch time place to visit with colleagues and friends. Also a good place to host evening...More

Thank Ananda T
Reviewed 13 September 2016

I asked her why? "Because I would not come here on my own and I've never heard of it." Its her 2nd semester and UCB and she hasn't heard of it. lol. We came and we waited because seating was limited. Hostess and waiters alike...More

Thank rvs314159
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Response from rvs314159 | Reviewed this property |
They do for large groups. We were a group of 7, luckily my neice called ahead.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Latin, Salvadoran, Central American
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2042 University Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704-1006
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Berkeley
  • Phone Number: +1 510-704-0325
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