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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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great food/Experience

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 21, 2015
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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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68 reviews 68 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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
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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North Carolina
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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162 reviews 162 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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57 reviews 57 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
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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121 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
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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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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Charlotte, North Carolina
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29 reviews 29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

Good variety and some nice creations for those who like Mexican cuisine. The dining room is quaint, the staff very friendly, and the food is really good. I had never noticed it in all of the times I have driven by. Definitely worth the trip.

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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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