• Fernanda's Salvadorian

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Serves meat, vegan options available. Salvadorian cuisine restaurant offering some vegan menu items including pupusa, tamales, sweet plantain, arroz con leche, and vegan horchata. Open Mon-Sun 10:00am-8:00pm. Business hours are subject to change due to COVID-19.

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19 Reviews

First Review by AlexAguilar


Points +93

22 Mar 2023

Great papusas!

Delicious vegan cheese and spinach papusas. Vegan options aren't on menu, but are on the website. Staff was knowledgeable about options. Food was very filling, but few options.

Pros: Delicious papusas, Cheap prices

Cons: Could be better options



Points +71

25 Dec 2022

Good stuff

My family and I visited over the holidays and the place is cozy. The online menu has a section for vegan options but the in person menu does not. The staff was very helpful and offered some suggestions. I had the bean, spinach, and vegan cheese pupusas and they were tasty.

Updated from previous review on 2022-12-25

Pros: Knowledgeable staff, Good food, Something for everyone

Cons: In-person menu does not list v options


Points +137

30 Oct 2022


Vegan pupusas. Oh my god. So good. Adorable hole in the wall, the real deal.


Points +56

27 Sep 2022

Good option for Vegans dining with Omnivores.

Best Tamales I’ve had the privilege to enjoy.

Several Vegan Pupusa options.

Pros: Several Vegan Pupusa options , Sweet Corn Tamales are great


Points +53

08 Sep 2022

Love it!

Cute little place, we live their vegan cheese pupusa! They also have a really good hibiscus drink and amazing Yuca fries!

Pros: Good options , Good drinks, Good vibes


Points +447

31 Oct 2021

Must Visit

Long-term vegan here. Food was absolutely delicious! I didn't take pictures, but I had a cheeze loroco jalapeno pupusa and corn tamale. The beans are rich and almost creamy, very flavorful. Also, they have vegan horchata!
Make sure to look up the vegan menu online. Puts it all together for easy picking

Pros: Traditional homemade pupusas, Whole vegan menu, Homemade salsas in different spice levels

Cons: Had a vegan menu for 3 years and I didn't know!!, Can't give 5 stars, but they earned it


Points +82

07 Mar 2021

Best pupusas!

I get the vegan bean and jalapeño pupusas. The lady at the front is always super nice and accommodating and learned my name after just a couple visits. They have vegan rice pudding that tastes like my childhood! Love this place.

Pros: Vegan options, Friendly

Cons: Meat options


Points +16

11 Dec 2020

Super great

Delicious food, super sweet and knowledgeable staff, just not a loooot of options


Points +997

17 Nov 2020


Awesome, awesome food, and they're extremely happy to serve vegans. The owner waited on our table and was excited to have vegans, and he really knew his stuff. CHEAP AF too. The restaurant is named after the owner's daughter.

We loved the:
Pupusas (vegan cheese & cheese jalepeno)
Passion fruit sorbet drink
Fried manioc
Sweet Corn Tamales
Fried plantains
Ice cold beer served in frosty mugs

Pros: Cheap, delicious, Tons of options, huge portions, Family owned

Cons: Cruelty options


Points +86

30 Aug 2020

So delicious!

Has a number of vegan pupusas as well as other vegan options like the sweet corn tamale and fried plantains. Had a great take out meal and my Omni boyfriend loved his food as well.


Points +52

03 Feb 2020

Great Value and Great Service

I've never had pupusas before and this was a great place to try them out. Fernanda's has a specific vegan/vegetarian menu, which shows mostly their pupusas. The waitress was very helpful and said that the menu is not complete and needs updating. So, she pointed out some other options on their main menu than can easily be adapted for vegetarians or vegans. The pupusas can have vegan cheese instead of dairy, but they do cost a bit more. The waitress was also very helpful in catering for my partner's tomato and potato food intolerance. The meal was delicious and very good value.

Pros: Good tasty food, Knowledgeable and helpful staff, Great value


Points +1473

14 Nov 2019

Awesome lunch

We stopped in and were treated to a warm reception. Knowledgeable about vegan options!! We really enjoyed our lunch!!


Points +18

14 Oct 2019

So delicious!

This restaurant was a small family restaurant and the owners were very friendly and helpful when we needed help clarifying how to make the vegetarian items vegan. We will definitely be returning!

Pros: Delicious vegan pupusas!, Small family restaurant, Helpful staff

Cons: Menu a bit confusing to comprehend at first


Points +13

30 Jun 2019


Cute little authentic spot. They have a separate vegan menu. Food was awesome. I loved the plantations and tamales. It is a must. The only thing on the menu that we did not try was the custard filled empanadas, they were sold out. Kudos to Christina, the owners daughter who took care of us. Love this place and will be back when we are in town.

Pros: Great food and good service.


Points +200

29 May 2019


Located right next to Food For Less. I was besides myself to read here there was a place with Vegan pupusas in Palms Springs. I made it my first stop as I arrived in Palms Springs. Unfortunately, it was closed for Memorial Day. I tried going back on the next day but because it’s a little far from down town Palms Springs, I decided to call first. When I called, I asked if they had vegan pupusas and I got a big No. I asked if they just didn’t have them today and they didn’t answer my question and just said they don’t have them. So sad! I would highly recommend you to call before you go do you don’t waste your time.

Cons: Location far from Down Town Palm Springs , No vegan pupusas


Points +24

05 Apr 2019

Oasis In The Desert

This place is tucked away in a strip mall in Cathedral City. Thanks to Happy Cow I was able to get vegan papusas made with vegan cheese, vegan tamales, vegan horchata, vegan plantains, & vegan yucca. The staff was super accommodating and friendly and the prices were great. I highly recommend trying the spinach papusa. It was like vegan spinach dip.

Pros: The vegan spinach pupusa!!, Vegan horchata!!, Super nice staff & great prices


Points +26

25 Jan 2019

Awesome find

The puposas and horchata were delicious!


Points +2094

11 Dec 2018

Try the Pupusas!

Long-time vegan here and was super excited to learn of this restaurant offering distinct vegan options. Tucked away in a strip mall in Cathedral City (a place not known for its vegan food!), this is a hidden gem. At the owner’s encouragement I ordered the bean and the spinach pupusas - fresh, hot, and flavorful. They’re served with a mild tomato sauce on the side for dipping (or pouring over perhaps). The side salad was pickled and had a spicy kick to it. The food is very reasonably priced (3 pupusas for under $10, with salad).

Pros: Fresh, Great price


Points +80

29 Oct 2018

Delicious Authentic Salvadoran Vegan/Vegetarian Food!

We were so happy to find out that the staff at Fernanda's was already aware of vegan options!

During our first visit we had pupusas (beans, loroco, spinach), refried beans and plantains and horchata; the food was delicious! During our second visit, they had vegan cheese available! They have added this to their menu, so we had tasty loroco and (vegan) cheese and beans and (vegan) cheese pupusas!
They have a separate vegan/vegetarian menu available, make sure to see it to make ordering easy.

The food is authentic, the staff is super friendly and the atmosphere is nice (fun Cumbia music playing).

We can't wait until our next visit!

Pros: Authentic Salvadorian food., Great value.

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