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El Viroleno

Latin, Salvadoran, Central American, South American
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2910 Kerry Forest Pkwy, Tallahassee, FL 32309-6892 (Formerly El Ranchito)
+1 850-906-0123
11:00 - 21:00
Closed now
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Sun 11:30 - 21:00
Mon - Wed 11:00 - 21:00
Thu 11:00 - 09:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Tallahassee, Florida
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

We were so excited to try this place out and were not disappointed. The food is delicious, flavorful, and always interesting. I love the pupusas and my husband frequently orders the chicken stew or the whole fried fish (surprisingly excellent). The rice and beans are good too. Chips and salsa come before the meal so it's really easy to eat... More 

Thank Hannahwally
1 review
Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

The food is really great! Authentic, homecooking so don't go if you think of generic Americanized Mexican as good Latin cuisine. This place is no frills little place run by a mother daughter team, Mom cooks daughter runs the front. Simple and delicious! If it is busy be prepared to wait, but the wait is worth it. You also can't... More 

Thank Eric L
Saint Louis, Missouri
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164 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

My first time to have El Salvadoarian food. Everything was excellent to the taste. Flavorful, fresh and did not disappoint. I would love to come back or find something equally good as this in St Louis!

Thank Ina A
Tallahassee, Florida
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 November 2016

I love this place. It is inexpensive and has authentic cuisine. They specialize in pupusas which are kind of like arepas. Everything is homemade. I enjoy the chicken and cheese pupusas and the maduras (sweet plaintains). You really do get a lot for your money there and it is run by a mother and daughter team.

Thank pookie442
Thomasville, Georgia
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575 reviews
232 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 421 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2016

I'm so sad to write that I won't return to El Viroleno. Was it horrible? No. Was it a bad experience? No. It just was "blah". The service was so-so. The atmosphere was so-so. Oh......and the food: so-so. I wanted to love it. My husband and I had been to an El Salvadoran restaurant a few years ago in Oklahoma... More 

Thank Smiles4miles
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2016

Make sure to order the pupusa an authentic Salvadorian corn tortillas that you pick the fillings for. Plantains are some of the freshest I've ever had. Chips and salsa are great too.

Thank dolphinsmom
tallahassee, florida
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

Today was my third visit to this restaurant. Each time the food has been quite good, but the service has been radiculously slow. We had to order by # because the waitress spoke minimal English. It took at least TWENTY MINUTES to get our bill AFTER I asked for it.

Thank aubiedoc
Tallahassee, Florida
Level Contributor
54 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 July 2016

So I read a review on my neighborhood board about this and how good it was. We decided to try it. All the reviews were correct, this place is very very good! It's Authentic with great taste. We had Nachos, Papusas and tacos. All I can say is WOW! We will be going back, often!

Thank angcbonds
Tallahassee, Florida
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52 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 July 2016 via mobile

Gone there several times on Tenn street and now Kerry Forest. The friends I go with make regular trips to Latin America and they say their food is legit. Really love the food, but the service can be a bit slow. Worth the wait.

Thank Frances H
Tallahassee, Florida
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2016

This restaurant is now in the Kerry Forest Parkway shopping center in the corner between Red Elephant and Beef O'Brady's. It has very simple decorations but it was clean and smelled wonderful. We went in because we saw a dozen or more Mexican men coming out at lunch. I asked "Es delicioso?" (is it delicious) and I got grins and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Latin, Salvadoran, Central American, South American
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 09:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2910 Kerry Forest Pkwy, Tallahassee, FL 32309-6892 (Formerly El Ranchito)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Panhandle  >  Tallahassee
  • Phone Number: +1 850-906-0123

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