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Pupuseria Katarina

The Authentic Cuisine of El Salvador in Cleveland Ohio


Authentic meals and drinks from El Salvador served with the freshest ingredients and delivered right to your table.
Experience the intense flavor of a home cooked meal by trying one of our house specialties or even just a refreshing cocktail.


What customers have to say

     Been a while since I've had my pupusa fix. Why am I eating anywhere else?
Got 10 perfectly made jalapeno and cheese pupusas for $20. Added on plantains with refried beans and sour cream for another $6. Entire meal was, as always, ethereal. Seriously makes me miss waking up to anoles running around wherever I was staying in central America.
Bonus, the basement is a club on the weekends. Karaoke on Fridays.

John D. Cleveland, Ohio

This being my first time eating Salvadoran food I would have to say it's delicious!
I got take out from here this past weekend so I can't really comment on the waitstaff or service. However my order was completed very quickly from the time I called to the time I picked up was only 25 minutes and was ready and waiting for me when I came inside.
Placed a large order for 4 people we tired almost everything. These unsuspecting tiny pancake like pupusas are oddly filling. I would say that 2 pupusas are filling and maybe 3 if you have a voracious appetite.

Pupusas ranking (top to bottom):
Chicharron con queso (pork)
Jalapeño con queso
Espinaca con queso (spinach)
Revuelta (mixed beans, cheese and pork)
Pollo con queso (chicken)
Aja con queso (garlic)

I would recommend any of the above, they were all scrumptious! The pickled veggies and tomato sauce that accompany the pupusas are fantastic additions and need to be eat together for the whole experience.
Will be coming back hopefully very soon! You can't beat the portions for the price and $20 for 4 people to eat to bursting is a bargain!
Can't wait to try the pupusa loca and ayote next time!

Allie C. Cleveland, Ohio

This was my first lunch here and I can't wait to come back for more!  The owner took my carry out order and he was very helpful describing the menu.  Very friendly.  My to go order came out fast and I could not wait to pull into my work parking lot and try these pockets of amazing flavor.  At a glance- they are small- but they are not!  They are hot, filling, so yummy and the flavors all stand out.  I had pork, cheese and bean and also a chicken.  The freshness of the ingredients are apparent on the inside as well as the warm and tasty masa on the outside.  The fresh cabbage slaw and side of sauce add depth and crunch.  I seriously can't wait to go back and eat everything on the menu!!

Bonnie P. Westlake, Ohio

What a find! Thanks to Yelp, I stumbled onto this place. I'd never had a pupusa before, but these were so good, I will be back for more! I tried the Chicharron con Queso (ground pork w/cheese) and the Spinica con Queso (spinach w/cheese), and they were fantastic! These pupusas are made of masa, had a good nutty taste, were about 6" around, and there was just the right balance of filling inside them. They were hot off the griddle, & accompanied with curtido (a mild fermented slaw with jalapeños) and salsa roja, which you put on top of your pupusa. The salsa roja is a thin tomato salsa with just a little heat. Two pupusas were enough for a quick lunch, and at $2 each, really quite reasonable.
The place doesn't look at all fancy from the outside, but don't let that discourage you. The dining room was bright & decorated nicely, and had cool Latin music playing. I was surprised that the place was not busy on a weekday. You really should try this place!

Eric R. Akron, Ohio