$$ • Salvadoran

2042 University Ave, Berkeley
(510) 704-0325


Take-Out/Delivery Options


Reviews for Platano

This is one of my favorite spots to eat in Berkeley! Their lunch specials are a good proportion of food for not too much money. The avocado salad is just perfection. My favorite pupusas are the revuelta and the queso y loroco. They can sometimes be slow to make the food, but it never bothers me. I just order some sangria and chat with friends. It's worth the wait!

The food here is SO GOOD. Just had 2 cheese and chicken pupusas with the salsa roja and curtido and I could almost cry at the deliciousness. Also came with an Avacado Salad that looks beautiful, but I am too full to eat it now so looks like I have a dinner accompaniment for later. Platano is taking all of the Covid precautions, and the staff is kind and the food is great. Don't forget the insalata beverage, so refreshing.

So I think I got the #7?? Two Pupusas with a tamale. So I've never had pupusas and I'm back on my no meat thang, let's get that right (Ramsey voice), so a new experience for me all around. I got the bean and cheese and just cheese pupusas and flour tamale. Kinda just was like bread but I put tons of the sauces and slaw that comes with it and it was very good. Not sure if I'd rank pupusas very high in my things to eat list but I didn't hate it so I can' full review

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Monday Closed
Tuesday 11:30AM - 4PM
Wednesday 11:30AM - 4PM
Thursday 11:30AM - 4PM
Friday 11:30AM - 4PM
Saturday 11:30AM - 4PM
Sunday 11:30AM - 4PM

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