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El Paraiso Family Mexican Restaurant

314 Charles St., Buena Vista, CO 81211
(719) 395-1783
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Ranked #8 of 31 Restaurants in Buena Vista
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Mexican
Dining options: Late Night
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Dining options: Late Night
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English first
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

I say pretty good because it wasn't just fantastic. We had fajitas and they had a strange taste to the chicken. It wasn't bad just wasn't amazing at all. This place has fantastic drink menu and the rest of the food was really good. The waiter was superb! We sat on the patio out back and it was ok but... More

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Seattle, Washington
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The staff was amazing and treated you like part of the family! Great menu options from ala carte items to full blown platter dinners.

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Trinidad, Colorado
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

excellent menu choices & loved the adult drinks. The food was good - not as good as their family restaurant in Gunnison. We think we just visited on an evening were they were a little overwhelmed. We will go back.

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Craig
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Average mexican food. The chips and salsa were great (that's normally how I judge how my food will be) but I wasn't as happy as I thought I'd be. Slightly "americanized" mexican food. Price was inexpensive so I guess you get what you pay for.

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Culebra, Puerto Rico
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171 reviews 171 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Had a craving for mexican food and this one got the highest rating, so decided to try it. Nice patio dining. Had great sangria. Food was soso - nothing really outstanding, but the refried beans were the worst i have ever had - could not even eat them - they were mush. My husband got the whole black beans and... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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20 reviews 20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

The food was OK but the refried beans were terrible -- get the whole beans(pinto) instead. I would have rated the restaurant higher but the margaritas and mojitos were really bad, made from mixes that did not taste very good. The mojitos had no fresh mint, but instead used some type of mix with mint flavor in it. Yuk... A... More

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Omak, Washington
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74 reviews 74 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

We stopped at El Paraiso for lunch on our road trip after reading Trip Advisor reviews. We were very pleased with our food and experience. Very friendly and fast service. The home made salsa was excellent and they promptly brought us more. The food tasted fresh and was right portion for lunch and priced reasonable. There was a patio area... More

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18 reviews 18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

The food and service was great. The veggie fajitas had a nice assortment of vegetables. The avocado salad was made with quality lettuce and a generous amount of avocado slices! Our son really liked his beef taco dinner. To top it off we ordered the flaun!! If you like flaun this is a must try. A do over!

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Houston, Texas
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

After a long day on the water, this was a great place to unwind. Good drinks, great chips and salsa, excellent service and delicious meal. A little bit of Mexico in every bite. There location is better than before, and we will return!

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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38 reviews 38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Well-located and easy to find, Parasio is an inviting place. My family chose to sit outside on the patio, at a table spacious for the four of us. The tables were not jammed together like in many places with outdoor seating, much to our appreciation. I guess, though, in terms of the food, we hit Parasio on an off night.... More

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