1627 N. 24th St.
Phoenix, AZ 85008


  • Tue.-Sat., 11 a.m.-8 p.m.
  • $$
  • Vegetarian Friendly, Wheelchair accessible, Kid Friendly, Takeout
  • Lunch, Dinner
  • No Alcohol
  • Parking Lot Available
  • Reservations Accepted, Reservations Not Necessary
Eliana’s Restaurant was one of the first Valley restaurants to introduce Phoenicians to the flavors of central American cooking, and this family-owned restaurant remains one of the best places to sample pupusas, yucca frita and other Salvadoran specialties on the east side. Try the pastel de carne, a half-moon turnover filled with slightly spicy pork, mashed potato, string beans and carrots. The Salvadoran-style chile relleno, stuffed with savory muddle of pork and veggies, is also delightful. Plus, you’ll find a nice Salvadoran-style carne asada, served with a side of chimol salsa. Don’t skip the drink menu, which is where you’ll find refreshing concoctions like horchata and a traditional refresco de ensalada, a frothy, fruit-filled drink.

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