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El Paraiso Family Mexican Restaurant

314 Charles St., Buena Vista, CO 81211
(719) 395-1783
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Ranked #16 of 36 Restaurants in Buena Vista
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Mexican
Dining options: Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night
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English first
Denver
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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
2 helpful votes 2 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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4 reviews 4 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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Fort Worth, Texas
Top Contributor
175 reviews 175 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

We have eaten at both locations and both times it was pretty good. I was not impressed with the service until I had to get up and go get him for refills. After that his attitude changed a bit from arrogant to "Ooops, I may not get a tip"! I will never understand a Mexican place that brings out hot... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

I was at El Paraiso with a couple of friends looking forward to a good Mexican meal. It didn't happen. My tacos were in crispy flour shells rather than corn. I didn't see that noted on the menu. The meat was unseasoned and tasteless in addition to being pink. Another friend ordered one thing but got another and my friend... More 

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Berryville, Virginia
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51 reviews 51 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

My husband & I had lunch here, the service was prompt and friendly but the food was average, and a little on the greasy side. I would not return.

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Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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
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28 reviews 28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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
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63 reviews 63 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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Additional Information about El Paraiso Family Mexican Restaurant

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

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