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El Paraiso Family Mexican Restaurant

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314 Charles St., Buena Vista, CO 81211
(719) 395-1783
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Dining options: Late Night

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  • 24
    Excellent
  • 29
    Very good
  • 17
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  • 5
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
So Fresh and delicious

The food was prepared fresh, I had the chili relleno and my friends had the "carne asado" burrito. We all raved about the salsa and the staff was very friendly. We had a margarita too which was the perfect compliment to our meal.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
Kathryn A
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Highlands Ranch, United States
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Highlands Ranch, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

The food was prepared fresh, I had the chili relleno and my friends had the "carne asado" burrito. We all raved about the salsa and the staff was very friendly. We had a margarita too which was the perfect compliment to our meal.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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51 reviews 51 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

We were pleasantly surprised by the extensive menu that had fish and seafood options, well beyond the standard Mexican fare. Chips and salsa were generous (and the salsa was great!). Service was friendly and attentive. Atmosphere was cozy.

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Buena Vista, Colorado
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We live here in town and love to go to dinner here. They have happy hour from 3-6 and have the best margaritas. Very friendly service and great tasting food at a reasonable price. You can't go wrong eating here.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

This is a great local Mexican Food restaurant which has excellent service, attentive staff and very good food. It is easy to get plenty of good food and a drink for less than $15. Very diligent staff and great experience.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

My husband and I went to El Paraiso for lunch. I had a beef enchilada and chili relleno and he had the carnitas. The staff was very friendly with excellent service. Restaurant was clean. But the food was not that great. The beans had no flavor and it tasted like they put nacho cheese on my chili relleno! The chili... More 

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Colorado Springs
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32 reviews 32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015 via mobile

not a bad place. Server was very nice, and it was clean. The food was average, but not bad. It was the best option for Mexican in the town, so I'd hate to eat at the other ones! I would go back, my strap daughters tacos looked great and I'd like to give them a try!

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Top Contributor
119 reviews 119 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Peggy and I had dinner here last night, braving the streets after six inches of snow during the day. The place seats 56 but felt intimate because of the several different small rooms. I had the giant burrito, with rice and beans, which was large enough to take the extra home to provide me a lunch as well. Peggy had... More 

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Denver
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Boring, bland food made with no love. Boring, bland food made for tourists from the places in the USA where they eat boring, bland food. Colorado green chili with no pork, no picante taste and cool (temperature). Not recommended. - Prices are too high. $8.50 for a small burrito plate. - Store-bought chips. - No flavor. No spice. - Cheap... More 

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Buena Vista, Colorado
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Good true Mexican food. Food is of old Mexico variety not US flavor. Good menu variety. Many hand made items.

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Buena Vista, Colorado
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Flavorful, right amount of "heat" and nice serving sizes. Huge menu. Service is quick and very friendly. Awesome margaritas.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 314 Charles St., Buena Vista, CO 81211
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Buena Vista
  • Phone Number: (719) 395-1783

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

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