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El Cuscatleco


4212 Garrett Rd
Durham, NC 27707
Phone: (919) 401-5245
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Photo of Raymond Vagell Raymond Vagell
Aug 31, 2023 4

Nestled in the corner of a housing complex is an unassuming red roofed restaurant serving authentic Salvadorean and Mexican cuisine. I think they excel in pupusas which are one of the favorite things I get from this restaurant. I also love their tamales de elote. Not a fan of their other dishes but because I'm neither Salvadorean nor Mexican, I don't have any bearing if the food is good or not. I'm just not a fan, personally. Great service. Food is inexpensive.

Photo of Aleidy Encarnacion Aleidy Encarnacion
Jul 18, 2023 5

We haven't been here in awhile and from the first taste regret staying away so long. The food was really good. My steak was delightful and the pupusas were outstanding. Their prices are affordable. The place just needs a little sprucing up but the food makes up for the atmosphere.

Photo of Mark Goodwin Mark Goodwin
Apr 27, 2023 5

We always enjoy this restaurant and make a point of having lunch here whenever we're up in that area. The pupusas are excellent and the Mexican dishes we've had were very good. The service is always good as well.

Photo of ari S ari S
Apr 26, 2023 5

Food is very flavorful and fresh! I highly recommend this place and will come back in the future. Cheese and Pork pupusas were the best I’ve had in a while. The mongondo was surprisingly delicious. The chicken burrito was amazing and the kids meals were also nicely seasoned. Big and great portions for the price.

Photo of Helen Zhu Helen Zhu
Dec 4, 2022 3

Update review a week later: My husband checked his credit card report, the restaurant over charged his credit card for 26 cents without authorization. I truly believe honesty can make the business stay longer. I don't think I would come back even though I love the food. Good value. Can't wait to come back trying more food.

Photo of Sharon Johnson Sharon Johnson
Oct 27, 2022 5

Hands down the best food I've ever had the pleasure of eating!!! Wish I could give this amazing place 10 stars. Ordered the steak quesadilla, the combo comes with rice and beans. My best friend ordered the steak and shrimp fajitas! Absolutely outstanding. Can't forget about the homemade salsa!!!! YUM YUM YUM! Wish this wasn't so far because I would be a regular.

Photo of Josh Meseke Josh Meseke
Oct 17, 2022 5

It's not much to look at but the food is solid and the prices are right. You'd likely drive by and never give this place a chance but it's definitely worth a stop. I had the grilled steak tacos... A ton of food and all delicious. Everyone seemed to enjoy their food. Definitely a good dive place.

Photo of Nate Call Nate Call
Oct 17, 2022 4

Tried their chicken burrito and was pleased. The price is good and the portion sizes are large. I was happy with my meal