We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The Tripadvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Ratings and reviews

RATINGS
Food
Service
Value
Atmosphere

Details

CUISINES
Mexican
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch
FEATURES
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Delivery, Table Service
View all details
features, about
Reviews (38)
Filter reviews
38 results
Traveler rating
19
12
5
1
1
Traveler type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
Traveler rating
19
12
5
1
1
See what travelers are saying:
Sort and selected filters
Sort FilterEnglish
Updating list...
Reviewed August 14, 2022 via mobile

Small family owned restaurant with good Mexican food. Great customer service on our take out order. Would definitely return.

Date of visit: August 2022
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Reviewed June 19, 2022 via mobile

Server was great and handled our group of eight fantastically. I ordered chicken enchiladas with green chile and a tamale on the side. The food was served up hot, but didn’t hit the mark for me. The enchiladas missed because of the green chile recipe...and the tamale missed because of execution/recipe. I like my green chile to be green chile and theirs is a combination of green chile and tomatillo. I know some like that, but I’m a purist in this regard. That is their recipe and I don’t fault them for it, it’s not what I like. The tamale had a good red chile pork filling, but the corn meal masa was dried out, either overcooked or not enough shortening/lars in the masa. Either way, was not good and I picked out the meat. Overall, they seated our group of 8 promptly which was great. The food was average.More

Date of visit: June 2022
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Reviewed January 15, 2022

We had 2 combo plates. The food came out and wasn't hot. Not even warm. My first taste was the beans...soured. The rest didn't have much flavor. We are both recovering from something with the food. It was the only thing we ate all day....We were feeling bad before we left the restaurant. Like I said, must have been a off day.More

Date of visit: January 2022
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Reviewed December 16, 2021

This restaurant is a local favorite and never disappoints! They offer Mexican and American favorites and the prices are very reasonable.

Date of visit: December 2021
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Reviewed October 7, 2021

Excellent restaurant tucked into the corner of this strip mall. Prices were very reasonable. The food is fresh and delicious! A hidden gem in Ruidoso!

Date of visit: October 2021
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Reviewed August 3, 2020 via mobile

Kids loved French toast. Taco salad one person had was good but this food is NOT spicy at all. Supreme Nachos had no tomatoes or onions. Just bland refried beans and cheese. Would not go again if wanting Mexican food. Sat outside under tent for...COVID. Tables and chairs Not comfortable. Sliding downhill.More

Date of visit: August 2020
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Reviewed February 10, 2020

Promptly had burritos ready in 10 minutes! So very delicious!! Will get them every time we go to Ruidoso!!

Date of visit: February 2020
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Reviewed September 11, 2019

Was recommended by a local and we were glad it was. Don't let the inconspicuous location next to Albertsons deceive you - once you get inside it is very well decorated and inviting. Our food was excellent as was the service.

Date of visit: September 2019
Helpful?3  
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Reviewed August 30, 2019

The Chiliquiles at El Paraiso are delicious. I recently had breakfast at El Paraiso and totally enjoyed the Chiliquiles with scrambled eggs refried beans. They were prepared just the way I like them with plenty of red sauce. My husband had the juevos rancheros which...he said were good. The restaurant is located at the far end of the Albertsons Market parking lot. There is plenty of parking. The wait staff was courteous and accommodating.More

Date of visit: August 2019
Helpful?2  
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Reviewed July 30, 2019 via mobile

This place is tucked in the corner of a strip mall hidden behind a dollar store. It doesn't look like much from the outside but inside it's attractive and has more space than you think. The staff was friendly and attentive. I asked for recommendations...and at my server's suggestion got the grilled steak & pineapple soft tacos. Delicious! Most of the customers seemed like locals and lots knew each other so there was a nice homey feel. I look forward to another visit!More

Date of visit: July 2019
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Reviewed July 3, 2019

It is not much to look at from the outside and is attached to a mall, but don't let that stop you. On the inside it is bright and sunny, attractive, and colorful. The staff are super friendly, smiling and quick to please. The food...is outstanding. We could easily eat here multiple times a week.More

Date of visit: May 2019
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Reviewed January 19, 2019

This family run/staffed restaurant serves fresh and tasty dishes with a smile. The first time I ordered Queso the waitress asked if I wanted the authentic or the "Cheese Whiz" variety. I opted for the authentic and it was amazing. Be sure and try it....Open for breakfast and lunch.More

Date of visit: January 2019
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Reviewed January 6, 2019

We were sent here by some local mercants. It is hidden by the Alberson's that is close to it. We had lunch. The enchiladas were a bit spicy. Crispy tacos were on point. Service was good.

Date of visit: January 2019
Helpful?2  
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Reviewed September 3, 2018 via mobile

After reading the reviews on here and they were fairly decent we thought we would give it a try. Place is hidden off the beaten path but dated dirty decor. This is not a drive with character, the vents have a lot of greasy dirty...hanging front them, dirty plastic plants hanging from the windows. If they keep the dining room dirty image the kitchen!!!! The food is ok,the queso was yellow cheese spread!!!!!Taco Bell is a safer choice!!!!! Will not be backMore

Date of visit: September 2018
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Reviewed August 16, 2018

Ate breakfast on the way out of town. Great menu, both regular and Mex breakfast offerings. Food and service were great and inexpensive...nice place!

Date of visit: August 2018
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
View more reviews
Best nearby
Best nearby hotelsSee all
Casas of 4 Seasons
18 reviews
.13 miles away
Village Lodge
36 reviews
.41 miles away
Shadow Mountain Lodge and Cabins
458 reviews
1.07 miles away
Comfort Inn - Midtown
283 reviews
1.09 miles away
Best nearby restaurantsSee all
Tina's Cafe
443 reviews
.98 miles away
Rio Grande Grill & Tap Room
505 reviews
.56 miles away
Log Cabin Restaurant
511 reviews
.92 miles away
Michael J's Italian Restaurant
449 reviews
.38 miles away
Best nearby attractionsSee all
Ruidoso River Museum
13 reviews
.93 miles away
Cree Meadows Golf Course
6 reviews
.49 miles away
Lotions and Potions
5 reviews
.63 miles away
St. Bernard Ski & Snowboard
8 reviews
.76 miles away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
Eriggs3
August 22, 2017|
Answer
Response from mondiale | Reviewed this property |
They do not serve alcoholic beverages. The good is very good -- and the prices are right. We typically go there for breakfast and lunch. And occasionally, I pick up take-out there. This is a place frequented by locals... More
0
Votes
Is This Your Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Free Listing

EL PARAISO MEXICAN RESTAURANT, Ruidoso - 721 Mechem Dr - Menu, Prices & Restaurant Reviews - Tripadvisor

Frequently Asked Questions about El Paraiso Mexican Restaurant

Yes, El Paraiso Mexican Restaurant offers takeout services.

Yes, El Paraiso Mexican Restaurant offers delivery services.

El Paraiso Mexican Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 3.5