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The 10 Best Pupusa Places in Atlanta

Pupusas are one of Latin America’s greatest low-cost exports – a masa cake filled with cheese, beans, meat or whatever else they’re coming up with in a Salvadorian kitchen. With an incredibly vibrant Latin American and Salvadorian community around Atlanta, there’s tons of options for finding a pupusa near you. Check out our list below, and for the best Salvadorian spots around the country, check out our new Latin American focused website, Pruebalo.us.

Pupusas from Rincon Latino
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1. Rincon Latino

5055 Buford Hwy NE, Doraville, GA 30340

Of course we have to start with one of Buford Highway’s best pupusa spots. Rincon Latino mixes up their pupusa options, including a Loroco con queso – Loroco is an earthy plant flavor native to Central America – that is a must have.

Plaza Fiesta in Atlanta, GA.
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2. La Guelaguetza

4166 Buford Hwy NE Ste W-14/X-13 Atlanta, GA 30345

Located in Buford Highway’s famous Plaza Fiesta market, this humble stand delivers some of the city’s best slow cooked latin meats and menudo, along with their pupusas. Our recommendation – order a couple of pupusas and menudo, then dip accordingly!

Pupusas from Pupuseria Mi Tierra.
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3. Pupuseria mi Tierra

5090 Buford Hwy NE #102nd, Doraville, GA 30340

This might be the best lunch value in all of Atlanta. For less than $8, you can get three pupusas and an ice cold coca-cola. Their options include cheese, chicken tamale, shredded pork, and revuelta (beans, cheese and chicken).

Pupusas from La Salvadorenita
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4. La Salvadorenita Pupuseria

6359 Jimmy Carter Blvd, Norcross, GA 30071

If you’re north of the City, the drive down to Buford Highway isn’t always an option. Luckily, the folks in Norcross have La Salvadorenita Pupuseria. Located in a nondescript red roofed shopping center, the pupusas are anything but. Offering the traditional cheese, beans and chicken options, they’re all great value at less than $2 each – plus they have tons of delicious Mexican and Honduran options to pair your pupusas with something more substantial.

Pupusas from La Bodega.
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5. La Bodega

680 Murphy Ave SW Bldg 4 Suite 4158, Atlanta, GA 30310

Georgia State students enjoyed one of ATL’s most diverse pupusa menus for nearly 10 years at Bueos Dias Cafe, and now that they’ve moved to the West End and become La Bodega, they’re making it even easier with their curbside window. They make incredible non traditional pupusas, like a bacon, egg and cheese or ham, egg and cheese pupusas for breakfast, along with using other nontraditional ingredients like BBQ chicken, ham, spinach, mushrooms and more.

El Taco Naco in Atlanta, GA.

6. El Taco Naco

2255 Idlewood Rd, Tucker, GA 30084

With such close proximity to Buford Highway and Doraville, you’d expect there to be some good pupusas in Tucker, and thanks to El Taco Naco, you won’t be disappointed. They keep the pupusas simple with the traditional cheese, pork, and beans (or all of the above), but they also have great tacos, tortas, burritos and other Mexican options.

A pupusa dish with shrimp from El Volcan.
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7. El Volcan

 371 Pat Mell Rd SE #159, Marietta, GA 30060

Got pupusa munchies in Marietta? El Volcan is a perfect hidden gem to satisfy the craving. El Volcan is another locale that doesn’t fuss too much with the flavors – they keep it simple with the traditional cheese, pork and beans, but also have a Flor de locoro option. Our tip – get the Typical Salvadorian plate – it’s got pupusa, yuca, pork rinds and one chicken tamal.

Pupusas from Pupuseria King's Cafe.
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8. Pupuseria King’s Cafe

2055 Beaver Ruin Rd, Norcross, GA 30071

Folks in North Atlanta can eat like pupusa royalty at Pupuseria King’s Cafe in Norcross. They focus on the traditional flavors every day, but experiment every once in a while with something new. Head by there and check out what’s the special today!

Pupusas from Rincon Salvadoreno
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9. El Rincon Salvadoreno Bakery

2100 Roswell Rd Suite 2104, Marietta, GA 30062

Of course Metro Atlanta’s best Salvadorian bakery is going to make incredible pupusas! Located in Marietta, El Rincon Salavdoreno Bakery has an incredible steak and cheese pupusa, made with corn flour, along with the traditional flavors you are looking for. For something different, try the Calabaza con queso, or the pumpkin with cheese pupusa.

Pupusas from El Salvador Bakery.
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10. El Salvador Bakery

172 Windy Hill Rd SW Marietta, GA 30060

Another great hidden gem off of Windy Hill Rd in Marietta, El Salvador Bakery makes a delicious pupusa with chicken and cheese, along with the traditional pork, cheese and beans combo. We tried one of their pupusas with their verde salsa and were very happy with the decision.

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