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El Parian Mexican Restaurant

1009 Us Highway 17 S, Elizabeth City, NC 27909
(252) 335-1537
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Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: Mexican
Most recent review
- Jan 12, 2014
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  • English first
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English first
NC
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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31 reviews 31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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
Top Contributor
157 reviews 157 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 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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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
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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Neillsville, Wisconsin
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2012

When we arrived here Friday at 3:00p, I believe we were almost the only people in the restaurant. That was OK. Their lunch specials expire at 3 but the server kindly allowed us to order from the rather lengthy lunch menu. I ordered Lunch Special #12, the fajita burrito. It was very good and a generous portion for being a... More

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currituck NC
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86 reviews 86 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2011

This restaurant has been our favorite Mexican Restaurant when we are in Elizabeth City. The staff is friendly, the food is reasonably priced, and portions are right on. They have the best white sauce Ive ever eaten for their never ending baskets of warm corn chips. We found the server's are very attentive, making sure you have drink refills and... More

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Elizabeth City, North Carolina
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2011

For the most part, they have good food and service. I have been a few times that neither were that great. Overall, I like it a lot!

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