La Casita Pupuseria & Cocina C.A.

4.7
29 reviews
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$30 and under
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Latin American
Welcome to La Casita Pupuseria & Cocina C.A.!
We are excited to inaugurate our Old Town Gaithersburg Location. If you have visited us in Silver Spring and Germantown you know that we strive to serve delicious, fresh, made to order Salvadoran food. Well, now our Central American neighbors get their place at La Casita! Look for food and drinks spanning from Guatemala way down to Panama. In addition we will be serving from a full bar, patio, family style meals, and seating. Don't worry, our classic Pupusas will be on the plancha and our Carne Asada on the parrilla. We hope to see you soon!
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LS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love La Casita! The Carne Asada is amazing, as are the pupusas, juices, and ceviche.

EM
Charlotte
12 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved this place. Really great food. Excellent service. And the live music was perfect. Def would go again.

I
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sat on their patio for breakfast...beautiful morning. Delicious, authentic and lovely wait staff. Can’t wait to try another meal.

WM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious, the service excellent, and the atmosphere was fun and relaxed. We will definitely return and would not hesitate to recommend to friends and co-workers!

DB
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

This place is amazing. Food is authentic and delicious, great ambiance, interesting menu compared to your typical Latin joint. One of my favorite places to go!

MM
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

Very slow service. Waitress was slow to come get order, appetizers came out first after a long wait .. meals came out one at a rime, with long waits in between the next .. meaning people who had meals got cold while waiting for others to be able to eat. The musicians are good, however they are so loud you can’t have conversation while they play. The place wasn’t even that full so there really didn’t seem to be a need for the delay.

JC
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Definitely a neighborhood gem! Make sure to try the pupusas. They have quite the selection and they are very affordable. The restaurant is very accommodating with large parties. Thursday night is mariachi night. Very entertaining! Stop by!

TC
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Delicious pupusas, tamales, and sopas! My only slight criticism was the curtido that comes with the pupusas is rather salty and it is less tart than other curtidos I have tried at other pupuserias. We were stuffed and unfortunately couldn't order more. We plan to go back to explore other items on the menu. Be aware though, this is not a Mexican restaurant. The large menu features other Central American countries, which is a refreshing change. The space is large with high ceilings, yet homey. We were there on a Saturday night and there was live music. Definitely recommend!

l
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We love this place. Best kept secret. The food is delicious and fresh and the staff is so nice.
My only suggestion is to dim the lights a little more on weekends nights. It's a little bright. Other than that I LOVE LOVE it

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was excellent! Our waitress was so positive and helpful even though my 2 year old daughter was messy and loud! This was my second visit and Ill definitely be back!

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great, authentic Central American food! Pupusas and tamales are fantastic.

OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brunch was great! Great for families and Sunday football.

MB
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We came here with a group of nine. The food was very good and reasonably priced.

OT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had the Las Casitas Carne Asada, with beans n rice, and yucca frita. It was great.

AN
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great authentic food, cool atmosphere, extremely well priced!

JR
Washington DC
32 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

It was very disappointing to have a reservation, arrive and told “we have no tables- you’ll need to wait 20-30 minutes”. We had a hungry 2 year old with us and that was unacceptable. Why make tables available on Open Table if you cannot accommodate those reservations. Very disappointed.

1
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I loved this place and definitely want to go back. The service was quick and the food affordable and delicious. Great selection of smoothies in addition to a large variety of foods.

D
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Outstanding food and excellent authentic experience. I highly recommend the pupusas.

OT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took some friends for their first time. Food was great, service great, and our friends can’t wait to come back. We love it here!

SP
Jacksonville
3 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We come here for weekly date night... and if we miss a week we are totally craving it by the time we come again. Totally authentic, amazing food, great service, and good prices. We love this place!

f
Washington DC
61 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really good food with a lot of variety, and the staff is so nice and pleasant.

MS
Washington DC
35 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been here for lunch and dinner. The menu is very good and very fairly priced for fresh made food options. The pupusas are outstanding. I have had several items on the menu, the fajita steak and cheese, all of the pupusas, tacos, the hamburger, and more. I've never been disappointed in anything I have tried here.

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a gem, hidden in Gaithersburg! Go here now! It’s wonderful! Will be back!

OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2017
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

They didn't honor the OpenTable reservation because it was Mothers Day. Not sure if that's their issue or OpenTables. Service was horrendous. The whole experience took about 2.5 hours and not because we were wanting to hang out and chat. Took about about 1.5 hours just to start getting food and it finally arrived, it all arrived separately. Food/prices where decent but I would not go back.

RR
Washington DC
26 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2017
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

At best the food was marginal. The portions were good, but not that tasty.

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food

B
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Great spot for Central American dishes. In addition to pupusas you can find a variety of options from around the Central American region.

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible value. The best pupusa's I've had for sure. Pan de pollo sandwich has me wanting another one. My 1 and a half year old loved everything.

a
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

For a first visit to a Central American restaurant featuring cuisine from Costa Rica, Honduras and El Salvador, this was a good find. The portions are plentiful and well presented. We especially enjoyed the pupusas. The dough is freshly made and filled with a variety of meats, cheese, red beans and veggies.

David was our attentive waiter and not only was he dressed in black with a red bow tie but he had such a friendly, cheerful attitude.

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