Our Story

Opening its doors to the city of San Diego in April of 1995, Maria and Rafael had the opportunity to introduce Southern California to the authentic flavors of their native country El Salvador.



Maria, born in Santa Rosa de Lima, a small town at the bordered of Honduras, grew up in San Miguel, an agricultural region notable for its distinctive cuisine.

Watching her own mother making a living off of food, Maria would work helping her mother, learning from a very young age how to prepare pupusas and other typical Salvadorian dishes.

El Salvadoreño carries the same passion and flavor that characterizes authentic Salvadorian cuisine, offering customers an unforgettable experience.