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El Paraiso Family Mexican Restaurant

112 S Main St, Gunnison, CO 81230-2333
970-641-4957
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Ranked #14 of 46 Restaurants in Gunnison
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Mexican
Description: Email them at elparaisofamilymexicanrestaurant@hotmail.com Best meal we had in Gunnison; great food, prices and service Gunnison
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Description: Email them at elparaisofamilymexicanrestaurant@hotmail.com Best meal we had in Gunnison; great food, prices and service Gunnison
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tulsa
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43 reviews 43 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Went on a busy Friday night and sat at the bar. The house is pretty small and the rooms are little nooks here and there but there is a big patio out front and along the side that may be connected to the patio in the back yard. Patio diners seemed to be having a good time. I don't recall... More

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Fort Collins, Colorado, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

I now know why this restaurant is rated 14th in Gunnison! My wife and I have eaten in many Mexican restaurants in many cities. This meal was by far the worst we've ever had. Based on previous Mexican restaurant dining experiences, the portion sizes are often too large for one person so we decided to share a Chimichanga dinner. When... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Great appetizers and beer. Had steak quesadias. Happy hour beer is only $2.50 for all brands. I had my favorite Ultra. Good patio seating near the road.

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Ocala, Florida
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38 reviews 38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Stopped on drive to Delta, Co for lunch. I had the chimi lunch special. It was crispy with a nice amount of chicken and good beans on the side. I am not a rice fan so will not review that. The salsa served with the chips was very good - enough heat to be extra tasty. My husband ordered the... More

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Hermitage, PA
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48 reviews 48 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Ate here with my son who is a student at WSCU. The service was efficient and the wait staff friendly. It was quite busy but they served us salsa and chips while we waited for our dinners. My son had the shredded beef tacos which he declared delicious. I ordered the chicken fajitas which were very good and I had... More

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Lakewood, Colorado
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Lovely, gracious people working hard there to meet hungry patrons needs. We were a group of 4 and enjoyed watermelon margaritas, combination plates with guacamole, beans and rice along side our burritos. Yum! Makes us wish we lived in Gunnison. (Go on highway 347 to see the Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park nearby -well worth the trip.)

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tulsa
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

I almost hesitate to write this review as our group had a broad range of opinions on the restaurant. I was the lone "like" but as the Mom, my opinion should hold some weight, shouldn't it? The favorable: The mixed chicken & steak fajitas were flavored with a marinade or rub before grilling which gave them a unique and tasty... More

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Denver, Colorado
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83 reviews 83 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Traveling with 5 adults (not petite) we asked to be seated at a table. The server immediately pulled a small table up to the end of a booth and asked if that would work. I said no and so he wanted to seat us outside. It was clearly raining. He told me that was all he could do. Not to... More

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Colorado
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51 reviews 51 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

This is a fairly simple Mexican restaurant in a southwestern Colorado town. One would expect to eat simple straightforward mexican cuisine, but that is not the case. The restaurant tries to be a little too cute with its food, and the food suffers. A case in point is the ground beef tacos, which should be a pretty simple dish. The... More

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Amarillo, Texas
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51 reviews 51 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

The food tasted more like real Mexican food than Tex-Mex. The prices were very reasonable. It's a very nice place to eat.

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