Restaurant News & Reviews

El Cuscatleco

4212 Garrett Road, Durham.

401-5245.

Cuisine: Salvadoran, Mexican.

Rating: * 1/2

Prices: entrees average less than $10.

Atmosphere: small, casual and colorful.

Service: eagerness to please overcomes language barrier.

Recommended: pupusas, platanos fritos, yuca con chicharrones, carne guisada.

Open: lunch and dinner daily.

Reservations: accepted.

Other: Visa, MasterCard, American Express; beer and wine; smoke-free; kid-friendly; live music Wednesday and Sunday nights.

The N&O's critic dines anonymously; the newspaper pays for all meals. We rank restaurants in five categories:

**** Extraordinary.

*** Excellent.

** Good.

* Fair.

Zero stars: Poor

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