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Menlo Park: Mami Cheli's to open Aug. 4

Uploaded: Aug 1, 2018
Mexican restaurant Mami Cheli's will officially open its doors in Menlo Park this Saturday, Aug. 4.

The 989 El Camino Real restaurant will hold a soft opening the night before.

Owner Araceli Ciprez, who came to the United States from her native Colima, Mexico, when she was 20 years old, said in a previous interview that the focus will be on fresh ingredients served in a casual setting. The menu features tacos, quesadillas, burritos, tortas and pupusas, including vegetarian and vegan options.


A selection of tacos pictured on Mami Cheli's Instagram.

The "Mami Cheli's" taco comes on a homemade corn tortilla with your choice of meat or grilled mushrooms, cilantro, onion, beans, guacamole and salsa.

There are five kinds of pupusas, from the classic (pork and cheese) to the three cheese (mozzarella, queso fresco and cotija) to veggie (cheese, sour cream, grilled carrots, zucchini, bell peppers, onion and mushrooms). Ciprez’s former husband is from El Salvador, where she learned to make pupusas from his family.


A pupusa topped with melted cheese at Mami Cheli's in Menlo Park.

The grand opening will be from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., with salsa dancing at 5 p.m. and merengue at 6 p.m.

Mami Cheli's will be open Monday-Saturday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

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Posted by pupusas??, a resident of Menlo Park,
on Aug 1, 2018 at 10:05 pm

Between the lack of parking and a Mexican Cuisine Restaurant selling Central American Pupusas, it seems
like this is not was not a well thought out plan. Most people that park there use their change to wash laundry! Good luck Mami Cheli's


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Posted by TorreyaMan, a resident of Palo Verde,
on Aug 2, 2018 at 11:50 am

TorreyaMan is a registered user.

I will gladly brave the parking if the pupusas are good.


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Posted by Rose, a resident of Mayfield,
on Aug 2, 2018 at 8:55 pm

Sounds yummy. Can hardly wait to try it.


 +   2 people like this
Posted by Waiting for Pupusas, a resident of Midtown,
on Aug 3, 2018 at 2:36 am

We will be supporting this local eatery. I really hope the pupusas are to die for!!


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