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El Paraiso

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721 Mechem Dr, Ruidoso, NM 88345-6911
(505) 257-0279
Sunday
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 8:00 am - 8:00 pm

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  • 3
    Very good
  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
This is no fancy place....

...but the breakfast food is good. Had a good taco salad for lunch once. It is a clean place with good service. Good value. Not expensive.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 29, 2014
HornDozer
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New Mexico
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9 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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New Mexico
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

...but the breakfast food is good. Had a good taco salad for lunch once. It is a clean place with good service. Good value. Not expensive.

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Wichita, Kansas
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23 reviews 23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Every time we are in Ruidoso (yearly) we eat breakfast here. The food is always good the service excellent and the food is not overpriced. We all had different omelets and they were all delicious The waitress was friendly and made you feel welcome. We also ate a dinner there and it was home cooked food. Very good.

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Odessa, Texas
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

Ambiance is lacking. Place felt a little dirty. It wasn't, just felt that way. Maybe dirty isn't the right word, but can't think of another. Food was ok. Nothing special and what I would call below average, but wasn't horrible. Service wasn't nothing to write home about but was adequate. There are better in town.

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Ruidoso, New Mexico
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29 reviews 29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

Chicken tacos were perfect - tortillas were just soft/crunchy enough, chicken was high quality. Beans cooked with lard, the way nature intended. Perfect everything - very good salsa.

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Ruidoso, New Mexico, United States
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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

Nice for a quick lunch or breakfast. Local hang out. a meal under 10 bucks and food is pretty good. Hidden and next to Lawrence Brothers Grocery store. Thanks, Ms Annie

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Alto, NM
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2012

I have been coming to this restaurant ever since moving into the area and average close to once per week to join friends for good food and great service all at a fair price. The food is always flavorful and it arrives at the table quickly. Good value for the entire family.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2011

Me and my family were going out for dinner and we heard about this restaurant.When I got there it looked like it was worth a try.The staff was horrible but I didn't mind it that much, they were below average. Then I saw the menu and I ordered the caldo de res which to my demise was the worst mistake... More 

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Ruidoso Downs, New Mexico
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2011

They see to everyone needs and treats everyone like family . I will go back again and again. if it is not on the menu you can still ask for it and they do their best to see that you get it as far as mexican food goes it is great and if you want they have pool tables just... More 

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San Antonio, TX
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2008

The food is excellent. The salsa is great, and the enchildas are wonderful. the people are also warm and friendly. I would rate it higher than any other Mexican restaurant in Ruidoso.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 721 Mechem Dr, Ruidoso, NM 88345-6911
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Ruidoso
  • Phone Number: (505) 257-0279

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican
Open Hours
Monday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?