First Look at San Salvador Café

The newest Salvadoran restaurant has quietly opened up this week. After a one day delay, San Salvador Cafe is officially open. They are located at 5518 W Central, just east of I-235 in the former El Viejito spot.

5518 W Central Ave
Wichita, KS 67212

Monday – Saturday: 8am – 5pm
Closed on Sunday


Cash/Card Accepted

The restaurant was opened by a family who used to run a Salvadoran restaurant over a decade ago here in Wichita. Pupusa which is a thick cornmeal flatbread and stuffed cheese, meats and vegetables are extremely popular in El Salvador. That is the main attraction of San Salvador Cafe.

I stopped in real quick in the morning to get a first hand look at the new restaurant which seats a little under 40 people inside.

During their grand opening they had a special of 3 pupusas for $5. It was early in the morning and I figured why not have a few for breakfast. It will probably be the best decision I’ll make today.

I ordered a pork, chicken and pupusa to go. Just a heads up for everybody, everything is made to order. It takes roughly 10-15 minutes to prepare the pupusas so that is something to keep in mind. The thick, homemade tortillas were stuffed with plenty of ingredients and grilled until there they were a little crispy and warm on the inside. They came with shredded cabbage slaw and salsa which brought it all to a new level.  The crisp exterior and dense, almost chewy tortilla played well off of each other for a nice textural difference with the flavorful filling rounding each bite. They were very delicious and an awesome meal to start my day.

While I had three, I think two would have been plenty.

I will have to go back soon and explore more of what San Salvador Cafe has to offer. The ladies there were so nice and gracious which gave me more of a reason to return.

This is your first look so if you go, feel free to post in the comments below and let me know what you think!

Here’s their menu:

Happy Dining,

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