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El Parian Mexican Restaurant

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1009 Us Highway 17 S, Elizabeth City, NC 27909
(252) 335-1537
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  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Food is good, service sometimes good

IMHO you need good service to have a great restaurant.. This restaurant offers very good food and sometimes offers good service but that is hit and miss.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

IMHO you need good service to have a great restaurant.. This restaurant offers very good food and sometimes offers good service but that is hit and miss.

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kill devil hills
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Had lunch here today with the family. It was good. The chicken and cheese quesadilla was great. The other things were all right. Salsa was good. Will be back for sure!

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Moyock, North Carolina
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70 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014 via mobile

so glad we gave El Parian another chance. This had been our favorite Mexican restaurant in E'city until about 2 months ago when food and service was terrible! We were SHOCKED, to say the least. Decided to give them another try and much to our DELIGHT, the ole El Parian is back; YEAH! Food was great and served quickly by... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

Stopped in here Saturday, late afternoon, and was seated quickly, took about 5 minutes to take our drink order. We had to ask waitress where our drinks were, she laughed and said she forgot. Took FOREVER for her to come back for our order, but she walked passed our table several times to wait on other tables. Husband's food came... More 

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Annapolis, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

Our family loves to eat out and try new places to eat. I was impressed with this restaurant, best mexican I have had to date. All around fantastic my lil ones even enjoyed the food! Keep up the good quality and recipes!

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Elizabeth City, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

I have always loved this place even though there are more Mexican restaurants in our area than you can shake a stick at. They are always friendly and consistent. It is a small location but they stick with what they know and they don't under pour their drinks :)

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North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2012

Lots of people rave about the "other" mexican place in town but the shabby chic El Parian is the winner hands down. I have eaten this cusine all over the southwest and this is the closest thing in this area. Also there is more friendly feel to this restaurant as opposed to the factory feel of the place.

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Edenton, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2012

Prices are cheap, but I don't care for their food. It lacks flavor and authentic-ness. Service was pretty good, but even speaking in Spanish our little guy had a hard time understanding. I'd rather go to 3 Amigos for Mexican, any day.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2012 via mobile

Awesome authentic Mexican food. Fast service and great prices! The quesadilla was excellent and the Nacho chips were obviously homemade. Definitely try it if you are in town!

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Hertford, North Carolina, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2012

There are always lunch specials available -- usually under $5. Service is quick, and the food is delicious!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1009 Us Highway 17 S, Elizabeth City, NC 27909
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Elizabeth City
  • Phone Number: (252) 335-1537

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
  • Cuisine: Mexican

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