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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: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Best Margaritas and Salsa is excellent!

EXCELLENT salsa - we had to take some home with us, $11 for a 32 oz glass jar. We shared the fajitas (beef, chicken and shrimp) - very good... the way they cooked the shrimp was so very good! (I think it was $32 for the dish that was for 2 people) The BEST margaritas I think I have ever... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 26, 2015
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

EXCELLENT salsa - we had to take some home with us, $11 for a 32 oz glass jar. We shared the fajitas (beef, chicken and shrimp) - very good... the way they cooked the shrimp was so very good! (I think it was $32 for the dish that was for 2 people) The BEST margaritas I think I have ever... More 

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Leadville, Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Typically Tex-Mex. average food, but great service. The happy hour with cheap margs and drinks is awesome!

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Hartsel, Colorado, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

This is the Mexican place to eat in Buena Vista! Friendly people, great food and reasonable prices. Right at the highway, so it's easy to access. Nice little patio out front so if the day is nice, we always take advantage of it. Great margaritas! This is one of our repeat restaurants.

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Tulsa Ok
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Family vacation took us to BV and we decided we wanted Mexican food. Good reviews took us here and we were not disappointed. We we seated immediately. The patio was great. Very accommodating staff. Drinks were good and not watered down. Crab enchiladas were great! Would go again.

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Kansas City, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Great atmosphere, wait staff, excellent food and premier service from owner on down. The culture and setting were pleasant and the entire staff was personable, treating us like we were regular customers.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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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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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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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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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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  • 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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