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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, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 43
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  • 48
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  • 23
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  • 15
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  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great Service

Fresh and delicious. I always love a server who is enthusiatic about the food and menu. Super friendly staff, engaged, couldn't do enough for us. The food was very solid. Loved the housemade chips and salsa that came to the table before the meal.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Gigi K
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Fresh and delicious. I always love a server who is enthusiatic about the food and menu. Super friendly staff, engaged, couldn't do enough for us. The food was very solid. Loved the housemade chips and salsa that came to the table before the meal.

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Thank Gigi K
Detroit, Michigan
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We ordered the Molcajete for 2 it was absolutely outstanding!! My waiter was Asen who is amazing. Polite, personable, and makes the best margaritas!! Jose, one of the owners is very cool and I am extremely impressed at the cleanliness of the restaurant, the friendliness of the staff. I have a service dog, and staff is very welcoming and with... More 

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Thank Marianne M
Colorado
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38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came on a cold windy night and had the best meal! The warm chips and salsa were very good. The molcajete for two was the special, so we ordered it. So glad we did! A chicken tortilla soup came with it, which was delicious and warmed us after coming in from the cold. The molcajete is shrimp, fish, chicken... More 

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Thank Linder2
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Drove from my home newr Breckenridge because I am sick of overpriced terrible resort style food.. Probably the best meal I have had in all of Colorado . The seafood options r phenomenal and so fresh I felt like I was back in Florida ...the Camerones di ablo was the best I have had as well as the 7 seas... More 

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Thank Lila K
Denver, Colorado
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62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a delightful surprise to find this place.Their specialty in seafood provides alternatives to the usual Mexican menu offerings. Their taste belied that they were were made with quality, fresh ingredients. The shrimp in both entrees was absolutely delicious, their freshly grilled flavor came through the scrumptious sauces of each of the entrees. Actually, we expected small, not-so fresh shrimp... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This restaurant has such a friendly staff- I've never had anything but great service. The food is good and the restaurant is very clean- whenever they're slow, you see the staff cleaning! I've been to the other Mexican restaurants in BV and wouldn't go back. The super burrito is my favorite.

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Thank 747h2
Loveland, Colorado
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45 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015

The food is good and the service is good. This trip we ordered an a la carte burrito thinking it would be a light meal. It would have served two people. The taco salad with carne asada was very good but it was hard to find any meat in it. It gets a good rating because we haven't found better... More 

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Thank DK S
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

I've never had a bad experience here and the food has always been amazing. They also have the best margaritas in town. Love this place!

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Thank Timothy M
Buena Vista, Colorado
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015

Well, at the request of my son, I was willing to give this restaurant one more try. My previous experience here was very underwhelming, so I was really hoping it would be better this go round. Um...no. I ordered the Nachos. All I can say is... wow. Bad, bad, bad! I paid about $13.00 for a small plate of flavorless... More 

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Thank Brenda C
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015 via mobile

Great environment and friendly staff! The avocado taco salad was yummy! Chips and salsa were okay. The green chili not so good very starchy tasting :(

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Thank Flutura S

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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