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El Paraiso Family Mexican Restaurant

314 Charles St., Buena Vista, CO 81211
(719) 395-1783
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Ranked #7 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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Frenchtown, New Jersey
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

We came here after it was recommended to us by the locals. Everything we ordered was delicious and the staff was very friendly and helpful. They checked on us frequently to fill our water glasses and to ask if we needed anything else. The restaurant has nice outdoor seating in the back as well as inside seats.

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Walsenburg, Colorado
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19 reviews 19 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

My wife and I were visiting Buena Vista and decided to try the restaurant. The building looks like a converted house. It was decorated nicely especially on the exterior. The menu was fairly large. We decided to try the chili rellenos combination with rice and beans. The food was good. We really enjoyed their salsa. Chips and salsa were complimentary.... More

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Loveland, Colorado
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Nice little Mexican restaurant. The salsa is homemade and very good. The average meal is about 10 bucks.

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Littleton, Colorado
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Four of us started our vacation dining at El Paraiso Mexican Restaurant. The endless amount of chips and salsa saved us from a horrible experience. Service was very slow (in a half full establishment) and the food was average. We joked about the chicken burrito with very little chicken and a whole lot of beans. Don't expect much beyond an... More

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Wisconsin
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26 reviews 26 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

The food is authentic and quite good. I was extremely impressed with the staff - very friendly and attentive. They all seemed to really enjoy working there, which is a testament to the management in my opinion.

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Brunswick, Georgia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

The real deal Mexican food with great service. The steak fajitas were great and nicely prepared. The service was just as good as the food. A great place for late night dinner in Buena Vista.

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Denver, Colorado
Top Contributor
91 reviews 91 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

The staff was very nice and we had a nice meal. The good came quickly, exactly as ordered and we didn't have to wait long for the check so we could get back to site seeing and enjoying beautiful Colorado.

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Aurora, Colorado
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

I'd recommend their salsa and the strawberry mango margarita. Other than that, it was pretty bland Mexican food.

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Broomfield, Colorado
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52 reviews 52 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

This is a pretty nice family run restaurant in Buena Vista. They have yummy margaritas--their house one comes with a little lemon slice floating on top with lemon liquor flaming! Very cool! Good food, served quickly and refills on chips and salsa are free! Will definitely go back!

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Dallas, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

Get this: The owner was actually waiting tables that night! Now when was the last time you saw that? The food was wonderful - very authentic Tex-Mex and the price was very reasonable. And the owner's service? Well, let's just say he knows how to run a restaurant! Definitely would go back!

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