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La Casita Pupuseria & Cocina C.A., Gaithersburg, MD

La Casita Pupuseria & Cocina C.A.

4.5
4.5
34 Reviews
$30 and under
South American
La Casita Cocina C.A. is a full-service dining experience specializing in Central American food. We offer pupusas, traditional platters and specialty dishes. We are open for breakfast, lunch and dinner as well for takeout and delivery. Our space is relaxed and family friendly. We are a family-owned business and are proud to serve our community.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Gaithersburg
  • Parking details
    Public Lot
  • Additional
    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wine

What 34 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on all time ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

34 Reviews
  1. LetaC

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The food is good and yummy. Only the valentine special cake is disappointing. Hope their regular menu dessert doesn’t taste like this.

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  2. JenniferC

    Washington DC

    24 reviews

    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Very loud, good food & good value. Slow waiter.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 29, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great Service! Amazing food! Beautiful atmosphere! Oh and we will DEFINITELY be back soon! Shout out to the serving/bussing staff...keep up the good work! This was truly an exceptional dining experience :-)

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  4. NewMom

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 2, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Daughters birthday

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  5. AbbeyF

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 6, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was our first visit and start with the ambiance, then the food, attentive service, great, great value, and taste, we had an amazing visit. Can't wait to go back. Too us far too long to discover this gem.

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  6. LeahS

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 6, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love La Casita! The Carne Asada is amazing, as are the pupusas, juices, and ceviche.

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  7. EMH5

    Charlotte

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved this place. Really great food. Excellent service. And the live music was perfect. Def would go again.

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  8. Ithrowpots

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Sat on their patio for breakfast...beautiful morning. Delicious, authentic and lovely wait staff. Can’t wait to try another meal.

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  9. WilliamM

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 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!

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  10. DanB

    Washington DC

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 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!

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  11. MellieMel

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 21, 2019

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 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.

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  12. JenniferC

    Washington DC

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on March 21, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 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!

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  13. TrayCeilings

    Washington DC

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 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!

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  14. lisac

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 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

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 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!

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great, authentic Central American food! Pupusas and tamales are fantastic.

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  17. yennym

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Brunch was great! Great for families and Sunday football.

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  18. MargaretB

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2018

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We came here with a group of nine. The food was very good and reasonably priced.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I had the Las Casitas Carne Asada, with beans n rice, and yucca frita. It was great.

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  20. ANON

    Washington DC

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on October 12, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great authentic food, cool atmosphere, extremely well priced!

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  21. JoseRicardoR

    Washington DC

    83 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    83 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2018

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 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.

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  22. 1234

    Baltimore

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 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.

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  23. Dennis

    Washington DC

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Outstanding food and excellent authentic experience. I highly recommend the pupusas.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 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!

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  25. SeanP

    Jacksonville

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 29, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 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!

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  26. ftrock

    Washington DC

    69 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    69 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really good food with a lot of variety, and the staff is so nice and pleasant.

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  27. MissSteaken

    Washington DC

    35 reviews

    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 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.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a gem, hidden in Gaithersburg! Go here now! It’s wonderful! Will be back!

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2017

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 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.

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  30. RodR

    Washington DC

    30 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2017

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    At best the food was marginal. The portions were good, but not that tasty.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food

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  32. Bryan

    Washington DC

    37 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2017

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great spot for Central American dishes. In addition to pupusas you can find a variety of options from around the Central American region.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 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.

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  34. an14je

    Washington DC

    37 reviews

    4.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2017

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 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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FAQs

You can order delivery directly from La Casita Pupuseria & Cocina C.A. using the Order Online button. La Casita Pupuseria & Cocina C.A. also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats.

La Casita Pupuseria & Cocina C.A. is rated 4.5 stars by 34 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for La Casita Pupuseria & Cocina C.A.

2 E Diamond Ave, Gaithersburg, MD 20877

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Gaithersburg
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu 9:00 am–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 9:00 am–11:00 pm Sun 9:00 am–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    South American
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Public Lot
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wine
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