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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
Craig
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62 reviews 62 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

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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170 reviews 170 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

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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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 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
72 helpful votes 72 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
3 helpful votes 3 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
32 helpful votes 32 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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WI
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3 reviews 3 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Recommend. Good food, nice people, attractive room. Came to town from camping, made this our main meal of day. Ordered about mid-price on menu, about $25 total with a beer or two, plus tip. They let us use their electricity and wifi to check email, etc. Would go back. Patio seating out back looked nice.

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Arlington, Virginia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

The carnitas were perfect. And not many places get that right!! Margaritas were phenomenal. Beans and rice amazing. Super friendly service.

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Des Moines, Iowa
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

The food was very authentic. Our waiter even told us that the dish we ordered tastes just like his mother makes at home and is one of his favorites. They make a homemade mole sauce that is hard to find in some restaurants. Great service. The only complaint was that we had several different waiters and waitresses and not always... More

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