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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 37 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
Salt Lake City, Utah
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

This is a great local Mexican Food restaurant which has excellent service, attentive staff and very good food. It is easy to get plenty of good food and a drink for less than $15. Very diligent staff and great experience.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

My husband and I went to El Paraiso for lunch. I had a beef enchilada and chili relleno and he had the carnitas. The staff was very friendly with excellent service. Restaurant was clean. But the food was not that great. The beans had no flavor and it tasted like they put nacho cheese on my chili relleno! The chili... More 

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Colorado Springs
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31 reviews 31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015 via mobile

not a bad place. Server was very nice, and it was clean. The food was average, but not bad. It was the best option for Mexican in the town, so I'd hate to eat at the other ones! I would go back, my strap daughters tacos looked great and I'd like to give them a try!

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Top Contributor
117 reviews 117 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Peggy and I had dinner here last night, braving the streets after six inches of snow during the day. The place seats 56 but felt intimate because of the several different small rooms. I had the giant burrito, with rice and beans, which was large enough to take the extra home to provide me a lunch as well. Peggy had... More 

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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
4 helpful votes 4 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
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188 reviews 188 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
102 helpful votes 102 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
13 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
26 helpful votes 26 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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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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