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El Parian Mexican Restaurant

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1009 US Highway 17 S, Elizabeth City, NC 27909-7628
+1 252-335-1537
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Elizabeth City, North Carolina
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

Great place to eat that won't break the bank. Good food, nice staff, large helpings. Try the shrimp cocktail

Thank G9867OVjamesc
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63 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 July 2016

First time at El Parian, my wife remarked how cute the place is. She ordered the chile relleno (cheese), which was first rate. I had the carnitas, which were the best I've has since coming east from California. Tender, juicy,inside, seared on the outside. A gem.

Thank Dick D
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115 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 May 2016 via mobile

This restaurant has been updated and under new management! Painted, new fresh look..new lights, new menus.. Excellent meal! Very fresh ingredients, best salsa in town.. We had burritos Allegra, if you never had it, must try! Today was Sunday and they were very busy, but food was outstanding 💓

Thank Keeterbarn Corn... F
Hertford, North Carolina
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 May 2016

We've been here several times and have had good experiences each time, but the last time was especially good. We split the fajitas for two, which is my new favorite now. It was delicious, as were the churos that I had to get to go because I was so full. The service was as good as always, which in this... More 

Thank Mary C
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115 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2016 via mobile

It's been 6 months since we have been here, food was outstanding! Fresh ingredients, great flavor great service! Everything was decorated for Valentine's Day .. Was perfect

Thank Keeterbarn Corn... F
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115 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 July 2015 via mobile

IMHO you need good service to have a great restaurant.. This restaurant offers very good food and sometimes offers good service but that is hit and miss.

Thank Keeterbarn Corn... F
kill devil hills
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172 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 June 2015

Had lunch here today with the family. It was good. The chicken and cheese quesadilla was great. The other things were all right. Salsa was good. Will be back for sure!

Thank chupakilldevilhills
Moyock, North Carolina
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105 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2014 via mobile

so glad we gave El Parian another chance. This had been our favorite Mexican restaurant in E'city until about 2 months ago when food and service was terrible! We were SHOCKED, to say the least. Decided to give them another try and much to our DELIGHT, the ole El Parian is back; YEAH! Food was great and served quickly by... More 

Thank Sandra A
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48 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2014

Stopped in here Saturday, late afternoon, and was seated quickly, took about 5 minutes to take our drink order. We had to ask waitress where our drinks were, she laughed and said she forgot. Took FOREVER for her to come back for our order, but she walked passed our table several times to wait on other tables. Husband's food came... More 

Thank Tina P
Annapolis, Maryland
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 July 2013

Our family loves to eat out and try new places to eat. I was impressed with this restaurant, best mexican I have had to date. All around fantastic my lil ones even enjoyed the food! Keep up the good quality and recipes!

Thank Ms_C_06

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1009 US Highway 17 S, Elizabeth City, NC 27909-7628
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Elizabeth City
  • Phone Number: +1 252-335-1537

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?