Besides Usuluteco Restaurant there aren’t many options around town if you’re wanting some Salvadoran food. There used to be a restaurant called Restaurante Antojitos Salvadoreno on east Central which closed down. But it appears staff from there went off and opened up Antojitos Guanamex further west on Central. They expanded the menu to include not just Salvadoran food but also Mexican dishes.
1425 E Central Ave
Wichita, KS 67214
Monday – Thursday: 10am – 7pm
Friday: 10am – 8pm
Saturday: 10am – 7pm
Sunday: 10am – 6pm
Antojitos Guanamex is a restaurant I have frequented many times but am now just writing about it. Their menu contains Salvadoran breakfast, papusas, burritos, tacos, menudo and other Salvadoran and Mexican entrees you may have never had before.
When you first enter the building, you are kindly greeted by one of three women who usually work the restaurant. You’re given some complimentary chips and salsa which I have to add provides quite a bit of heat.
On multiple visits whether with friends or myself, we’ve ordered all sorts of different items on the menu. There is one item you have to order on every visit and it’s their papusas. A pupusa is a traditional Salvadorean dish of a thick corn tortilla stuffed with a savory filling. It is typically accompanied by curtido (a spicy cabbage slaw), and tomato salsa. You can order it with a combination of either pork, bean or cheese. They have a soft texture and taste great especially when you add on the cabbage slaw and salsa. The salsa provided for the papusa isn’t hot at all either.
My friends and I have also tried their tacos which come with either carne asada (beef), carnitas (pork) or pollo (chicken). Two to three of these should fill anybody up along with a papusa or two. Between the three meat options, carne asada and carnitas were our favorites. They were seasoned well and the tacos were stuffed to the point the shells could not hold anymore meat.
I would also recommend their enchiladas which is a great value of a meal for $7.99. Their Yuca Frita con Chicharron, I found to be a bit dry though even with the cabbage slaw provided with it.
Most dishes on our multiple visits were winners. Admittedly the service can be a little slow at times with such a small staff but they are extremely friendly. There’s not much love given to Antojitos Guanamex so it’s time we provide that for them. It’s a small little hole in the wall that’s certainly worth the visit.
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