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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: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Wonderful surprise in Buena Vista

We came to BV to hike 14ers and had low expectations for food options. After a grueling day, we just did not have the energy to cook, so we decided to check out El Paraiso and were pleasantly surprised by this little gem. The food was excellent and well priced and the service was attentive and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
Eric S
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

We went to El Paraiso twice while we stayed in Buena Vista. Their fajitas were just SO GOOD! I want to go back just for their fajitas. Too bad it's like 2 hours away. Their margaritas are huge and they add a flaming lemon slice to it which is a nice touch. They did not skimp on the alcohol!

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Denver, Colorado
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7 reviews 7 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Sweet nice place to have a romantic dinner .Great food and charming atmosphere with very affordable price .

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Harris, Minnesota
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Happened in on a Friday night. Didn't know we were going to be serenaded by a table to table mariachi duet. It was so fun! And the food was absolutely the best Mexican food our family had ever had. We went back two more times in two days before we had to leave town for the rest of our trip!... More 

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Buena Vista, Colorado
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

I have wanted to go to this little place for a long time... it looks like a quaint little restaurant on the outside.... so we finally went and the food was not nearly as good as I thought it would be. We are a little spoiled though, we lived in Albuquerque before and they have the best Mexican food in... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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61 reviews 61 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We came to BV to hike 14ers and had low expectations for food options. After a grueling day, we just did not have the energy to cook, so we decided to check out El Paraiso and were pleasantly surprised by this little gem. The food was excellent and well priced and the service was attentive and friendly. We will return... More 

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Falcon, Colorado
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

We came with a large group of friends. What a wonderful menu option and everyone was quite happy with their order. The staff was very friendly and accomodated us well. We had such a good time that they gave us shots on the house. As well as a free sopapilla to one of our friends that ate "fajitas for two"... More 

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Woodland Park, Colorado
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76 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

If you know and love tampiquena definitely try theirs. My wife ordered a very basic asada burrito off the ala carte menu and it was delicious as well. The service was good, but the restaurant was packed so prepare to wait for a seat.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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3 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

If only that were enough. Food was skimpy in size and skimpy in flavor. The refried beans that came with my juevos rancheros couldn't have been more than 1/8-1/4" deep. And the rice was spread one-rice deep. Both needed extra seasoning from the table. Eggs were yummily fried, though. The attentive, very friendly service made the difference between an average... More 

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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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29 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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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

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