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El Paraiso

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425 S Main St, Cross Streets: Between W Monroe St and W Western Ave, South Bend, IN 46601-2207
+1 574-234-1546
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  • Very good40%
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  • Terrible10%
Jun 22, 2016
“No wait, contrary to other reviews”
Jun 7, 2015
“Authentic food. Long wait”
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Latin, Mexican, Spanish
425 S Main St, Cross Streets: Between W Monroe St and W Western Ave, South Bend, IN 46601-2207
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Reviewed June 22, 2016 via mobile

Saturday night at 6pm prior to a Cubs game two blocks away, I walk into instant seating. I made the sixth person dining. Saw chili rellenos at $7.99 on the menu board. Darn good at that price. The salsa served with the chips was just...More

Thank Mike Z
Reviewed June 7, 2015

This place has authentic mexican food but BEWARE you need time to sit down and wait for your food. Not the place you want to go if you are in a hurry. It's very small and casual.

Thank jaime s
Reviewed May 27, 2015

My husband and I stood at the doorway waiting for someone to seat us for a about five minutes. We finally just sat down at a table. Another few minutes go by before anyone takes our order. The waitress asked us what kind of meat...More

Thank amy921
Reviewed November 12, 2014

If you are in a rush, this is NOT the place for you. Service is very slow. A previous reviewer stated if you don't speak Spanish you will wait longer; I do speak Spanish and I waited too, lol. First, the food is very fresh,...More

1  Thank Project HIghway C
Reviewed November 4, 2014

Most people go to El Paraiso for Taco Wednesday when their delicious tacos are only $1 each. I go to El Paraiso when I need lemons. You have never seen lemons this beautiful! Where do they get them? Prepare to wait (for a table or...More

1  Thank Tracie D
Reviewed August 8, 2014

If you don't speak Spanish, you will only get served, and that's that. HOWEVER. For the horrible service, the food takes up for it. Worth every penny. Nice portions, and it's hot and fresh. Only been there once in the last couple years where they...More

2  Thank Ms A
Reviewed June 5, 2014

they are not on the menu but they are worth asking for. Shrimp, tortilla, onions and cilantro. You will want for nothing more than this in your meal. A great place to go before or after the baseball game at Four Winds Field. It's not...More

1  Thank Mandy H
Reviewed December 11, 2013 via mobile

The food here is incredible, best Mexican I've had since leaving southern California. You can get the tacos "American style" with lettuce, tomatoes & sour cream, but you should go traditional and get them "Mexican style" with onions & cilantro. The red & green sauces...More

1  Thank FontanaBananas
Reviewed August 23, 2013

This place is the best place in town. By far the best Mexican in the area. Don't be off put by their presence inside the grocery store, they make great food. Sunday's and Wednesday's are dollar taco nights, which means you can eat here for...More

Thank tallgaloot
Reviewed August 4, 2013

Sunday and Wednesday nights are dollar taco night!! It's a fantastic value for some authentic, local Mexican cuisine. The tacos are small, but so delicious. The meat options are as extensive as lamb, which is unique. This place is great, but small, so the line...More

1  Thank Kaitlin S
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Open Hours
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 425 S Main St, Cross Streets: Between W Monroe St and W Western Ave, South Bend, IN 46601-2207
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  South Bend
  • Phone Number: +1 574-234-1546
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