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Popular El Salvadoran restaurant moving to a bigger, better location

Restaurante Usuluteco is moving to a new location.
Restaurante Usuluteco is moving to a new location. The Wichita Eagle

An El Salvadoran restaurant popular with Wichita foodies will move to a much bigger – and more accessible – location.

Restaurante Usuluteco, which has operated at 1714 E. Northern for a decade, is moving to the former Kimmy’s Cafe building at 2265 S. Seneca, near Seneca and Pawnee. There’s no firm date for the move, said German Granados, whose parents own the restaurant, but they’re aiming for the first part of January.

“I think we’ll end the year here,” he said.

The new building, Granados said, is bigger than the original and also is in a better location. The current spot, near Hydraulic and Wassall, is out of the way and hidden.

Usuluteco’s specialty is pupusas, which are corn cakes filled with meat and cheese and topped with salsa and cabbage slaw. The menu will stay the same in the new spot, Granados said, but the family is considering lengthening the restaurant’s hours.

Granados said that Usuluteco should be closed for about a week while it makes the move.

For more information, call 316-409-3820.