Typical Salvadoran Breakfast

By Eddie Galdamez on October 15, 2020

Typical Salvadoran Breakfast. Traditional food from El Salvador.


The typical Salvadoran breakfast includes beans, eggs, fried plantains, cheese or sour cream, and tortillas or bread. However, in some instances, sausage and avocado are added as extra items.

This typical Salvadoran breakfast is consumed by the majority of the population. It can be found at all food places that serve breakfast in El Salvador. Obviously, the cost will vary depending on the location you buy it; the prices can range from $2.00 at a local market to over $10.00 at a fancy hotel or restaurant.

Typical Salvadoran Breakfast
Typical Salvadoran breakfast.

The majority of food places will serve scrambled eggs. However, some locations will give you the option of having the eggs cooked differently, such as over easy, hard scrambled, and soft boiled. Some places will also give you choices regarding scrambled eggs; you can add items to it, such as vegetables or sausages.

The most popular type of beans to eat with breakfast in El Salvador are refried. Nevertheless, some places will give choices, such as refried beans, whole beans, or beans with rice or Casamiento, as is popularly known.

Cafe con Pan or Coffee with sweets. Another Typical Salvadoran Breakfast.

Coffee with sweets or Cafe con Pan as is known, is a popular breakfast for many Salvadorans. This type of breakfast is popular in the eastern part of the country.

Breakfast Salvadoreño

Visit our page, Typical Salvadoran food, to learn about other foods popular in El Salvador.