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El Paraiso Family Mexican Restaurant

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314 Charles St., Buena Vista, CO 81211
(719) 395-1783
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Boulder, Colorado
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We came for lunch before going to Noah's Ark Aerial Adventure Park. The food was awesome and we're Mexican food foodies! The seviche was fresh and zesty and the service was attentive and speedy.

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Houston, Texas
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73 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We saw a sign that this restaurant was voted the best Mexican food restaurant in 2015 but it was just okay. The food was kind of bland and overpriced for the amount that you received. The chips and salsa were good and were free but only up to 2 refills. Be prepared to wait. We waited quite awhile even though... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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142 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've been on a business trip for the past week and have really been craving good Mexican food. Fortunately, El Paraiso delivered the goods in spades! The chips and salsa were perfect, along with my super burrito. I recommend the food, service and ambiance of the little dive next to the highway!

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Thank Cozmo1968
Fort Worth, Texas
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place looked packed and had to wait in line although there were several empty tables. Very understaffed. Sat at a inside table. It was very hot. I stepped around the corner to the patio and there was a 20 degree difference. Drinks were terrible. No taste at all. The food looked good but mine had no flavor and was... More 

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Denver, Colorado, United States
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place serves delicious mexican food, out of this world margaritas & customer service was outstanding!

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Thank Lee S
Minneapolis
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

Great gem in Buena Vista, service is excellent, food is well presented and the guacamole is made to order. Awesome value

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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3 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016 via mobile

There are very few Mexican restraunts to choose from and we chose El Paraiso for lunch there were 7 of us and we did not enjoy the food at all. There was no flavor, everything was just bland and the presentation of the food just looked sloppy and thrown together. If you think you are getting authentic Mexican food.....guess again!!!

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Thank TCasias81
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4 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016 via mobile

First off, while the food was completely miserable, the server tried the best she could to accommodate us. We tried the house margaritas. The frozen one tastes like tequila and frozen ice-not a margarita. The salsa and chips were okay, but you were charged for more. The prices were also astronomical for the quality of food. Would not recommend for... More 

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Thank Emma J
Monument, Colorado
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134 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016

We had lunch here on a Sunday and was pleased with the overall experience. The food and the service were both good, no complaints at all. One thing that often stands out (good or bad) for me at mexican restaurants is the quality of the chips and salsa. Their chips were great and the two kinds of salsa (green and... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2016

Serious Mexican food in Buena Vista! Excellent cuisine and friendly, attentive service. One of the best meals we have had in the region, or front range - definItely will be returning. La comida era sabrisima !

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Mexican
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 314 Charles St., Buena Vista, CO 81211
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Buena Vista
  • Phone Number: (719) 395-1783

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