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El Paragua

€€ - €€€Mexican, , Vegetarian Friendly
603 Santa Cruz Rd, Espanola, NM 87532-2873
+1 505-753-3211
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good25%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible5%
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“enchiladas” (53 reviews)
“sopapillas” (101 reviews)
“salad” (21 reviews)
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Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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603 Santa Cruz Rd, Espanola, NM 87532-2873
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you’re traveling from Albuquerque to Santa Fe or Taos and you need a stopover, this is an excellent choice. This restaurant has been in operation at least since the mid 70’s when it was a trailblazer. They have a menu that includes many staples...More

Thank Mark M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just got back from a birthday party. Food and service were ok. Our party was seated upstairs, what dump. Very little room for customers and servers to move about comfortably or safely. Be careful walking up the stairs, they seem too steep and misaligned to...More

Thank lortrujillo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I found this place on Yelp while were on a road trip. Don't mix it up with El Parasol tacos out of a food truck right next door! El Paragua Is in a building that's beautiful inside, with a huge tree in the bar area....More

Thank mzdetail
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great authentic food, good portions, a local institution. Don’t let the outside fool you. Pricer than other restaurants in the area but still a great bargain compared to Santa Fe or Albuquerque. Definitely worth a visit.

Thank NYCHotelManager
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great place, good service, food is hyped up a little for what I’m use to in this price range. Guacamole is good, needed to ask for more chips a few times for our table of 4 so we could eat it. They...More

Thank 32family
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food is always excellent and the service top notch. If you love Mexican food then make sure to stop here. We always stop in if we are traveling through Espanola and have never had a bad meal.

Thank 12Christo
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Fabulous food and more for over 50 years. the homemade corn tortillas are outstanding and showcase the flavors of chicken tacos (my fav- with guacamole and a dab of lettuce) and delicious tamales ... and margaritas... A family run restaurant - good happy hour Nosh......More

Thank PSlive2travel
Reviewed 16 January 2018 via mobile

Didn't look like much from the outside, but wow on the inside! Great food in large portions. Hot and tasty sopapillas! Neat old building. Great service. GO!

Thank Rick418
Reviewed 9 January 2018

Went here in the late afternoon after a visit to Chimayo chapel. Not cheap, but the sopapillas were simply to die for. The chips and salsa were also incredible. I had vegetarian plate that was ok but not show-stopping. Pretty limited vegetarian options, but the...More

Thank AnnabelBonny
Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

Excellent food and good friendly service. I highly recommend the “carnitas” which is grilled cubes of steak with tomatoes and onions. With a beer or two this really hits the spot. Dinner comes with sopapillas which are delicious with honey. Everyone else also cleaned their...More

Thank MichaelBrandt
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23 September 2017|
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Response from alice w | Reviewed this property |
I would say it's a joke. We went there after hiking at Bandalier, so we weren't dressed up! Enjoy your visit there...
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:30
10:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 603 Santa Cruz Rd, Espanola, NM 87532-2873
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Espanola
  • Phone Number: +1 505-753-3211
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