5716 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90038, US

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La Pupusa Loca

5716 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90038, US

(323) 957-2967



8:00 am – 10:00 pm


8:00 am – 10:00 pm


8:00 am – 10:00 pm


8:00 am – 10:00 pm


8:00 am – 10:30 pm


8:00 am – 10:30 pm


8:00 am – 10:00 pm

About Us

Over 25 Years of Salvadorean Authenticity

 We are a family owned business that has been active for over 25 years! Its been a long road for us and we've grown a lot over the years. 

We have many customers that have been coming from the very beginning and it is heartwarming to know that they have followed us throughout this amazing journey. We strive to make our customers feel like they have walked into a little piece of Central America, as we have decorated the entire place with hand drawings that were purchased in the Heart of El Salvador. Sonia who is one of the owners often makes the effort to travel to El Salvador to discover new and original recipes. So, it is because of her that we have the honor of providing these tasty and authentic plates for you. We would like all of our current customers, as well as the new customers, to know that we are happy to have you! We do our best to provide the highest quality service and food for you but as we know, there is always room for improvement. Therefore, we would like to welcome any comments, questions or concerns that you might have. 

We hope that you enjoy dining at La Pupusa Loca, a place that we call home. 

Special Events and Catering

Our restaurant is available for private events: weddings, business lunches, dinners, cocktail receptions, and more. We would love to discuss how to be a part of your next event. 

15% Off Everyday

  • Active Duty Military
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  • Firefighters
  • Vets

La Pupusa Loca is kid friendly and handicap accessible

What Guests Are Saying

5 Star Review - Yelp

Best Popusas not only in Pasadena but in Los Angeles. They also have seafood. Both ladies that work here are very nice. My boyfriend and I always enjoy coming here. 

5 Star Rating - Google

 The staff was friendly and helpful. They knew that it was our first time there and my parent's first time eating Salvadorean food. I had the stewed beef (guisado) - which was delicious. The meat was flavorful and tender and just fell apart with the touch of the fork. The pupusas revueltos were crispy on the outside and mega cheesy on the inside. Perfect when paired with the type of cole slaw served along with the pupusa. The pupusa espinaca was my mom's favorite. The owner would come by and ask if we needed anything and any request was attended to immediately. At night they change the lighting from the bright over lighting to a more romantic amber colored lighting and spanish music is played to set the mood. It was a beautiful dinner experience. 

Happy Tourist on Facebook

 This is a Mom and Pop place and I loved it. It gave me the feel of restaurants back home. Loved the Bean and Cheese Pupusas, and the salasa and chips were perfect, and the rice deliciously fluffy. It's on my way home and I will be back. Yum! Thank you. 


LA Times

Restaurant review: La Pupusa Loca in Hollywood

The Salvadoran restaurant in east Hollywood dishes up the sweet tastes of home -- chilates, sopa de res and heavenly plantain empanadas.

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Actress Lupe Ontiveros

Lupe was a regular who sat at the same table, 

ordered the same pupusa's and plantains.

She was a very lovely guest to have. 

"La Pupusa Loca knows their way around the El Salvadorean menu; one of the best food spots on Santa Monica Boulevard!"