Named after a town in El Salvador, Mi Chalateca is a cornerstone in San Jose for delicious Salvadoran and Mexican cuisine. The restaurant has been family owned and operated since its start in 1998 by brother and sister, Noel and Katy Ruiz. Noel and Katy grew up watching their father and other relatives open and run their own restaurants so they decided to follow in their footsteps and built Mi Chalateca from the ground up. With hard work and perseverance, Noel and Katy have made Mi Chalateca very successful. The restaurant has gained a stellar reputation within the community and its popularity continues to flourish.Everything at Mi Chalateca is created using the freshest and finest ingredients. Their menu consists of a mix of Salvadoran and Mexican cuisine that customers canít get enough of. They use secret family recipes and use their own special combinations of spices and flavors. Mi Chalateca is best known for their traditional Salvadoran dish, Pupusa. Pupusas are thick, handmade corn tortillas stuffed with a variety of fillings. Mi Chalata offers both vegetable and meat pupusas. Other diner favorites include their Empanadas, Burritos, and Homemade Soups. Mi Chalateca also has a diverse selection of beverages to choose from. They offer soft drinks, beer, wine, and a variety of classic Mexican and Salvadoran drinks. The restaurant makes their very own Insalatas that are a popular fresh water drink in El Salvador. Mix in some fresh fruits and itís a deliciously sweet treat! The Horchata and Michaladas are other favorites.All in all, Mi Chalateca is the perfect place to enjoy a meal with family and friends. The atmosphere is warm and welcoming with a friendly and hardworking staff. The restaurant seats about forty people and thereís even a nice outdoor patio that can seat about twenty-five more people. The next time youíre in San Jose and looking for a flavorful, homemade meal, be sure to check out Mi Chalateca – you wonít be disappointed!
515 S 10th St
San Jose, CA 95112