La Cuscatleca East

1240 E 14th St, Des Moines
(515) 262-1158

Recent Reviews

erick medrano

Food is good but nothing like home.

Atmosphere: 4

Food: 4

Service: 3

Jonathan Lopez

Love the taste and good service, always get my pupusas and breakfast there.

Atmosphere: 5

Food: 5

Service: 5

Miguel Nova

Really recommend this place! Fist time eating pupusas and was great!

Atmosphere: 5

Food: 5

Service: 5


Love the pupusas all good the shrimp one falls a little short for me compared to the others but still good. also the spicy and regular salsa or both delicious

Atmosphere: 4

Food: 5

Service: 5

Steven Lipshutz (Wings)

My first time having Salvadoran food. I would go back again.

Atmosphere: 3

Food: 5

Service: 4

Corinne Nash

One of the best pupusa veneers in the area with other authentic Salvadorian dishes and great customer service I highly recommend trying it outVegetarian options: Been pupusas or cheese with laurel flower are both very delicious vegetarian optionsKid-friendliness: The pupusas are great for all ages!

Atmosphere: 5

Food: 5

Service: 5

Recommended dishes: Pupusas and a Variety Side Platter, Pupusas

Caleb Shaeffer

This place is one of my low key favorites when I am visiting family in Des Moines or just happen to be passing through town. It is close to another awesome spot in Thai Flavors and becomes a two for one to go order stop of deliciousness with some diversity thrown in to your day. I seriously order 10-12 papusa of assorted flavors and if you don't know what those are google what you have been missing out on. The todo is super tasty, but my wife and I love them all. They have traditional beverages as well that are a special treat and unique. View the pictures below at the menu items. I hate to give away my little spots, but this place is too good not to share anymore! Highly highly recommend!Vegetarian options: They have a spinach and cheese only papusa.Kid-friendliness: They had high chairs available.Parking: There is plenty of parking as it is close to a huge Walgreens lot.

Atmosphere: 5

Food: 5

Service: 5

Recommended dishes: Pupusas

Lacey Bugg

Best papusas, friendly staff, and a 50s dinner theme!Vegetarian options: No meat optionsKid-friendliness: High chairs availableParking: Plenty of parkingWheelchair accessibility: Ramp access

Saybansa Lo

Try to order over the phone but the people there said no english, please try to have someone there that can speak english to take order. Thank you

Steve Rivera

Great food, clean place and friendly service ?

JC Sixtos

Melissa was so quick to get our drinks and orders in. She was very kind and was cleaning tables doing everything. I was very impressed with the service she provided. It's very hard to find employees these days with great attitude and such passion to help their hungry customers. Our food was so good. These are the best Pupusas in Iowa. I had some cheese ones, chicharron ones (pork cracklings) and loroco (herbs and cheese). Our friends and I took 2 people that have never tried pupusas in their lives and they were in love. We took some for the office and they loved them.

Christina W.

Everyone must try this place! Great service and reasonable prices. The food is out of this world!


Pupusas here are great. Service is casual but friendly. We usually get our order as takeout, but would be a nice place to eat with friends. Really affordable for filling and delicious food.

Reymundo Ortiz

They cooked my eggs with oil that was used for frying fish the meat was chewy and stretchy rice was clumped up and they gave me beans in a tiny cup with a lid the hot sauce container was bigger than the one beans was in. I highly recommend a different place

Rosa Garfield

Clean place, polite service, however there is no sounds other than people eating, no music, no TV's...

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