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El Parasol

602 Santa Cruz Rd, Espanola, NM 87532
+1 505-753-8852
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good33%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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“chicken tacos” (13 reviews)
“guacamole” (18 reviews)
“chicharron” (6 reviews)
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Mexican, Southwestern, Fast food
602 Santa Cruz Rd, Espanola, NM 87532
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One the recommendation of a good friend, we stopped at the taco stand that is El Parasol in Espanola and was stunned to find that this small food shack and outdoor picnic tables served some of the best tacos I have ever eaten! The salsa...More

Thank Richard B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have tried many tacos on recent travels in New Mexico and El Parasol has not only incredible chicken tacos but outstanding vegetarian tacos (cauliflower, broccoli, onions mashed and deep fried). A great deal when you want a few quick bites to carry you through...More

Thank Joseph V
Reviewed 5 April 2017

Limited outdoor seating only. Place was busy but everyone had to sit in their cars to wait for their order as it was bitter cold and spitting rain

Thank Netty_also
Reviewed 23 March 2017

I didn't know a taco could have this kind of potential! The chicken was perfect, flavorful, and juicy, and the hot sauce was out of this world! It was also out of this world hot, and I paid for it later, but so worth it!

Thank hotelmagellaninn
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

Couldn't believe $7 for a toastada, but the main restaurant charges $12, oh well. Customer service is OK and the toastada tasted great.

Thank lortrujillo
Reviewed 13 February 2017

My favorites are the breakfast burritos and the chicken tacos with guacamole. To avoid a wait when the weather is ugly, call it in ahead a time - your order will be ready in 10 minutes.

Thank btrujill0
Reviewed 5 January 2017

It was getting late and we were very hungry so we went to El Parasol. Had a green chile cheese burrito and a couple shredded beef tacos. Went home, showered and crashed out for the night very happy.

Thank RioGrande57
Reviewed 8 December 2016

Small fast food location with a lot of flavor. Is an excellent place to grab something either for breakfast, lunch or dinner.

Thank Walter C
Reviewed 21 October 2016

You walk to a window, order your food, wait, get the food, and go sit at a picnic table under some trees. It is a simple, no-frills place. A local suggested that I order their carne asada. I did, and have been looking to duplicate...More

Thank William S
Reviewed 28 September 2016

Stopped in for a late breakfast since it was too early for the restaurant to be open. Excellent breakfast burrito! Made to order, fast, and tasty! I had the burrito with sausage and green chilies and was delicious from first bite to last. Will stop...More

Thank Greg D
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Southwestern, Fast food
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 602 Santa Cruz Rd, Espanola, NM 87532
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Espanola
  • Phone Number: +1 505-753-8852
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