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El Parador

Certificate of Excellence
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off Parade Kothi, Maldahiya | Lahurabir, Varanasi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We went to El Parador as a group of 6 and we had a great evening. There is an excellent variety of food including Indian, Mexican and other styles and all of our meals were fantastic. The owners are friendly, humble and kind and we can not recommend the place highly enough. Great food in a lovely family atmosphere.

Thank mayz2010
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016 via mobile

It is the only place in varanasi where you can feel the ambiance of north east India. Homely atmosphere and they cook traditionally. Price is not cheap like other restaurants but you will have true value. Never miss it!!

Thank Dibyendu B
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109 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2016 via mobile

First restaurant that I've seen steak on the menu, but then it's buffalo. When you're tired of Indian this great find offers continental, Mexican & Nepalese food. Great rooftop garden & fabulous service. Located right near the main train station & highly recommended

Thank janet2801
Singapore, Singapore
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2016

I have had dinner at this restaurant twice , the food is amazing , the best part is the authenticity , the flavors. The grilled chicken , pan cakes , salad is must try. P.S - Do not go by the look of the location. location may not look that nice but the restaurant food is worth it & the... More 

Thank Deepali D
Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2016

We had 3 lovely meals here in 2 days over Christmas. The buffalo steak, breakfasts, and traditional Nepalese food was superb. It was a great place to go on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day as we were made to feel very welcome. We would highly recommend this restaurant.

Thank Beth W
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2016

For a brak from vegetarian food , great steaks are available. But it s also great for breakfast . The family running the restaurant are friendly , everything is cooked on the moment and it s fresh

Thank agi997
Canberra, Australia
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2016

Great meal, healthy and fresh (forget Delhi belly here) Very authentic atmosphere; very much a family business who pride themselves on their ingredients and taste. If you want a dirt cheap and very nasty experience, look elsewhere. The boss Paul will happily talk to you (or not, if you prefer) and tell you some of the most interesting stories going... More 

1 Thank AH_1982_Oz
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2016 via mobile

We came here and had the steak on a gamble amongst other things. This was honestly some of the best meat we have ever had...EVER. I cant tell you enough how good the food was. We were amazed and I'm sure you will be to. it is a great family place to make you feel at home.

Thank Dawie C
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2016 via mobile

Both dishes I tried were absolutely delicious and the service was so friendly and welcoming! A little family restaurant so it feels good to be helping out the local community too!

Thank RachelHewitt
Hartford, Connecticut
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016

We had a dinner here in December 2015 and felt so welcomed, it was really great. It's local, and homey and nothing flashy, which is what we wanted. The fare is an assortment of Indian, Nepalese and Mexican food (random, I know!) and we all had something different! The papadom bread / appetizer was the BEST i have had in... More 

Thank Carla T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Indian, Vegetarian Friendly, Tibetan
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: off Parade Kothi, Maldahiya | Lahurabir, Varanasi, India
  • Location: Asia  >  India  >  Uttar Pradesh  >  Varanasi
  • Phone Number: 9839433861

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?