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El Cuscatleco


4212 Garrett Rd
Durham, NC 27707
Phone: (919) 401-5245
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Photo of Tierra Graham Tierra Graham
Oct 26, 2019 5

I adore this place. I would come and ask for the most difficult order which is a pupusa specially made. They honored my request!

Photo of Jan Dillard Jan Dillard
Nov 9, 2019 5

Fast service and delicious food. Love the El Salvadoran food.

Photo of Tersha Cox Tersha Cox
Dec 1, 2019 5

Authentic food and atmosphere. The food was delicious. My waitress was friendly even though there was a slight language barrier. My plate of food was big. I had Plato Tipico, which was recommended by my waitress.

Photo of Adiel Zuniga Adiel Zuniga
Dec 15, 2019 4

Pretty decent food, only issue was our waitress taking her time with the service. But otherwise everything was satisfactory. 👍🏼

Photo of Peyton McIntosh Peyton McIntosh
Nov 30, 2019 5

Amazing Home cooked Salvadorian food the chicken pupusas are my favorite

Photo of Wendis Hernandez Wendis Hernandez
Dec 21, 2019 5

I absolutely love this place! The pupusas are hands down the best I’ve had so far. It’s hard to find pupusas that are good because not everyone can make them. So for me this is the spot to go when I’m craving some. The place is a little small, but the service and food outbalance the small space.

Photo of Nagendran M Nagendran M
Jan 15, 2020 4

Nice and yummy food!!! Simple and yet best tasting than other restaurants around here. Their combination platters are a must try. Excellent decorations and display showing off culture.

Photo of Josh Liberty Josh Liberty
Jan 23, 2020 5

This place is an amazing value, authentic Salvadoran food, I got the fajitas, it was literally too much food and that's without eating the complimentary chips and salsa. Plus they have a ridiculous combo section (15+ options) that you can eat for $5-$7 and be filled at a sit down restaurant!

Photo of Kevin Kevin
Feb 16, 2020 5

Delicious food with huge portions at a very low price. The appetizer size virtually counted as a meal of its own and we had more than enough food for half the price I would have expected. After an appetizer and 2 entrees for 2 people, we had over 2 take home boxes. I would recommend El Cuscatleco for the taste alone, but the quantity and price are impossible to pass up.

Photo of Heather Miller Heather Miller
May 16, 2020 5

I am absolutely obsessed with this place! Their pupusas and curtido is freaking amazing. I also love their chimichangas! The food is very delicious and a decent price.

Photo of Ananda Ayyappan JV Ananda Ayyappan JV
Jun 14, 2020 5

Unbelievable portion of delicious food I have got (sizzling chicken fajitas what I ordered but the package comes with complementary (corn) tortillas, chips+salasa, and rice+bean+etc.). I highly recommend this small place for their great food/service, it was also ready on time for pickup!

Photo of Vi Phung Vi Phung
Oct 19, 2019 4

Good food at cheap prices. You get free chops and salsa when dining in. I had leftovers from a 7 dollar meal. Good tamales and pupusas.

Photo of Car Service Car Service
Sep 8, 2019 3

Average Mexican Restaurant, nice people, I was only there to pick up food for someone else, so I can't tell you about the food! But it looks as though the service has gotten a lot better as far as I can see!

Photo of Kasper Kubica Kasper Kubica
Sep 11, 2019 5

My favorite restaurant in the area, hands down - amazing prices, great food. I’ve eaten here close to 50 times with a friend and he may have gotten food poisoning once but honestly it was worth it.

Oct 8, 2019 4

All food was great ,service was great ,the family was family so i was home thank you

Photo of B.C.P x KemoSabe Management B.C.P x KemoSabe Management
May 30, 2019 5

This is a FIND. Like if you don't know....You should. I cant say enough about this place. The employees are cool....Just cool. No over bearing waitresses and waiters straight to the point and the point is good AUTHENTIC AF food. The prices are amazing. A Lot of take out is what i get from here and the portions are great. I can spend 5 dollars at this place and be fulfilled..

Photo of Dan Nerl Dan Nerl
May 2, 2019 4

Had lunch there today. Ordered 4 taco lunch, it was VERY GOOD! Didn't know it came with Rice and Beans, that was a lot of food. Taco's were filled with chunks of Chicken and Steak, nicely seasoned and had two corn tortillas each. Some lime wedges and hit salsa along with a salad. Definitely Recommend.

Photo of Raquicia Reams Raquicia Reams
Apr 20, 2019 4

Always friendly (even when I have trouble with accents). Great prices. Hot and fresh food that's worth the wait.

Photo of Jose martinez Jose martinez
Mar 23, 2019 4

Great food! Authentic Salvadoran cuisine. Parking is difficult to achieve on busy days. The bathrooms are also very cramped, the hallway leading to the bathroom sometimes are slippery. The food is great though.

Photo of Nina C. Martinez Nina C. Martinez
May 11, 2019 5

Love this place! Great food, excellent prices (especially, for the generous portions), and pleasant staff.

Photo of George Powell George Powell
Jul 2, 2019 4

It was a really good place. The owners I think that's what they are were playing at the counters. Overall the food and services were amazing.

Photo of Bess Lowry Bess Lowry
Jul 12, 2019 5

The absolute best authentic Mexican food I’ve ever tasted. We were just passing through the area and decided to try this local hangout. The food is amazing. Fresh ingredients with just the perfect seasoning. We ordered our food to go because we were traveling with our dogs but the atmosphere in the restaurant when I ordered and picked up was very friendly. It was clear that they are a well loved restaurant as it was packed with local customers and everyone was having such a good time in the restaurant. We will definitely stop again when traveling.

Photo of Eli Aiken Eli Aiken
Jul 27, 2019 5

Excellent food! Huge portions for the price. The pupusas are killer, look no further to get your fix!