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El Paraiso

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20700 N Main St, Ste 124, Cornelius, NC 28031-8485
704-896-6064
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great Spot and Delicious!

We were here from Ohio and did not want standard Hispanic cuisine, this was perfect! I had the tomatillo catfish and my wife had the ceviche and they were both very good! I recommend this spot for sure!

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 31, 2015
Patrick M
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Toledo, Ohio
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Toledo, Ohio
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

We were here from Ohio and did not want standard Hispanic cuisine, this was perfect! I had the tomatillo catfish and my wife had the ceviche and they were both very good! I recommend this spot for sure!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 via mobile

The best Tacos, and I love the Chimichanga. Gotta get the queso dip. Great atmosphere, family friendly restaurant. My kids really like the chicken fingers. Highly recommend.

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

I loved the options and the food was well done. Try the Salvadorian appetizer sampler. The service was a bit slow but polite.

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Community of Madrid, Spain
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

very good authentic food that i enjoyed alot. the rice servings were good size and the waiters were very friendly. good place to eat with friends

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 via mobile

Always welcomed.Exellent meals at very reasonable prices.It always the first place we go when we visit our famIly in Davidson NC

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11 reviews 11 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Great little spot with a varied menu & nice sangria. Appears to be family-run and service is attentive and quick. Not long on atmosphere, but definitely worth a stop when you want some Central/South American food. There's limited seating so call ahead for a reservation!

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Davidson, North Carolina
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47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

After a long church meeting we decided to go to El Parasio for dinner. It is Salvadorian and has interesting choices on the menu. I chose the sampler plate which gave me several items to sample. I brought half of them home as left overs. My favorite (so far) was the pupuso-sort of like a tamale-but a bit different. Next... More 

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Saint Augustine, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Been eating here for years and always very solid choice. Moved away about a year ago and when back in Cornelius/LKN area it's on the "must eat at" list for sure. Great food..very fair prices and family run restaurant. Recommended it to several friends and they all thank me.

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Davidson, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

This is a family owned and run restaurant located in a strip mall in Cornelius. You have to look to find it. The food is excellent and very, very tasty. It is a bit like Mexican food, but somewhat different. I felt transported back to a vacation we took to the Yucatan by the decor. Excellent food and service.

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Davidson, nc
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

My husband and I go here at least once a month and we are never disappointed! The friendly owners, Elizabeth and her dad - we call him Papa - are genuinely glad to see you and personally greet us each time as if it were our first. Let's start with the salsa - perfect! Goes really well with the homemade... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 20700 N Main St, Ste 124, Cornelius, NC 28031-8485
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Cornelius
  • Phone Number: 704-896-6064

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

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