Ugh yes!!!!! This place is awesome. No complaints. Love the vibe and the food is decently priced for the amount that you get. My boyfriend got steak tacos. And I got chicken pork and mixed flautas and a mixed pupusa (cheese and pork). Definitely a spot to go if you love salvadorian/Spanish food. It's a hidden gem!!!
Food is ok but is over priced, place is ok too, and the personal some of the the're nice!!! But this place it doesnt have nothing exciting.
Great food I had chicken,steak and shrimp platter it was tasty delicious food.i also love there pupusas mix/revueltas are the best I tried around the dmv.
I was in the mood for Mexican, and with the passing of the monsoon I decided to go to the place in walking distance. It's a big open room with seven TVs showing soccer games and loud Latin music. It was empty at 1:30, no problem with service. The chips were fresh, warm, and crisp but lacked texture. The salsa was thin, with a few chunks of onion, just a hint of cilantro and no heat at all. I picked the three taco lunch special with beef for $6.99. The plate contained rice, with a few veggies in it, lettuce and tomato chunks with no dressing, refried beans so thoroughly pureed that they made a better dip than side, very bland, and three crisp tacos. The shells were of the same yellow corn masa as the chips, and the filling was chunks of braised beef and potatoes, like an unseasoned pot roast. My guess is that I would have done much better with Salvadoran dishes, and the Mexican options were there just because they were expected. Nevertheless, based on what I had, I've gotta go with Meh.
We needed a place to eat that was near our hotel and El Amate filled the bill. The food was tasty, the service good , if a little strange for a couple in their 70s. I refer to the bustiers and short shorts on the female wait staff. But they were all good natured and we enjoyed our meal. There was soccer being played on may very large screens around the room which made for a very nosy room. No matter, we didn't have to go far.
Had the quesadilla which was good, not outstanding. The chips and salsa were very good though. There were only two other people when I went so service was not an issue. My waitress was very attentive. The place needs a serious facelift. It seems quite old and comes off as dirty, which didn't make me feel very good about eating there. The old, plastic tablecloths are torn and were sticky with years of use. Even just getting rid of those would make a huge difference.
We are living in a hotel and eating out and trying to stay cool. This is close and we wanted dinner without driving much. While we were the only shall we say outsiders in the restaurant, they had LOTS of wait staff and while english is clearly their second language they endeavored to make our meal memorable and it WAS. We each tried something different and each dish was flavorful, hot and the presentation was excellent. There are a BUNCH of TVs and a large projection screen so I imagine it is a great place to go watch a contentious soccer game. They have a full bar with what looks like a decent selection and clearly a large local fan base. While we didn't necessarily fit in, they didn't make us feel like we didn't at ALL. We'll be back!
Once again this is a cookie cutter type El Salvadorian style restaurant. That doesn't mean that the food isn't good. Because it is. I like the crab and shrimp enchaladas. One thing I notice about these restaurants is that they always have beautiful waitresses in short skirts and push up bras. They will dance with you too. Good enchalads, papusas and eye candy. 3 stars in my book.
I find El Amate to have very good pupusas and the curtido is good as well. Another thing is they have lorocos (pupusas with an edible flower that basically appears as little green specs in the cheese), and I don't find that most places have lorocos, generally just the cheese pupusas and revueltas. As for the other dishes, they don't stand out so much so go for the pupusas!