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El Paraiso

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20700 N Main St, Ste 124, Cornelius, NC 28031-8485
704-896-6064
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10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Mon 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 10:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Davidson, North Carolina
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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016 via mobile

Very good. Have driven by 100 times. Glad I stopped this time. Cute on inside. More food than I can eat for $7. Want to come back when I can try sangria.

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Thank Cheryl P
Mount Airy, North Carolina
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27 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016

I ate here for lunch shortly after they opened, The hostess/waitress was attentive and friendly. I was hoping to sample some of their Salvadorian/South American food such as the pupusas but this was not offered on the lunch menu. I only noticed Mexican fare being available. I ordered a ground beef chimichanga and it was served with rice, beans, and... More 

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Thank Brandy H
Mooresville, North Carolina
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236 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2016

We were surprised by the quality of the flavors and presentation here, & really enjoyed some Latin American food we haven't been able to find yet in the area. The staff was very friendly, including the owner who came out to talk to us. Good vegetarian options & drink selection. We will definitely be back!!!

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Thank saibot
Charlotte, North Carolina
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015 via mobile

My husband is Salvadorian so we are always on the lookout for fresh authentic fare. We were on a day trip to Davidson and drove down Main Street and happened upon this restaurant in a strip mall right outside of town in neighboring Cornelius. It was truly a treat! The decor is nice and clean and the owners are genuine!... More 

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Davidson, North Carolina, United States
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50 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

We've visited this family owned and operated restaurant twice and have thoroughly enjoyed it on both occasions. The Elsalvadoran dishes are not to be missed, particularly the appetizer sampler and the pupusas. Don't let the setting, a small strip shopping center, deter you. Once you step through the door the welcoming and efficient staff is quick to help ease any... More 

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Thank Tina R
Cornelius, North Carolina
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35 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

We go to this restaurant once a week. It's family owned and the staff is very friendly. The food is excellent! I tried the Salvadorian sampler (forget the menu name) last week-yummy. Their tacos and pico are the best too. Their burritos are excellent too. Really, I haven't had a bad meal here. Best Mexican restaurant in the area.

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Thank Lindsay W
Cornelius, North Carolina
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48 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

The place is dark & out of date. The food was lousy. The salsa & chips were tasteless. The tacos were mediocre & the menu was poor. Don't go there

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Tempe, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015 via mobile

Food was good. Service excellent. Family run. Owner stopped by to make sure everything was okay. Nice place to go to relax. Will definitely be back.

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Thank Mfedwards807
North Carolina
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48 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

The food is consistently good here and the staff always pleasant. Their yummy salsa is available for purchase on your way out.

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Thank SchatzieDavidson_NC
Toledo, Ohio
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 via mobile

We were here from Ohio and did not want standard Hispanic cuisine, this was perfect! I had the tomatillo catfish and my wife had the ceviche and they were both very good! I recommend this spot for sure!

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Thank Patrick M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Mexican, Spanish
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 20700 N Main St, Ste 124, Cornelius, NC 28031-8485
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Cornelius
  • Phone Number: 704-896-6064

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?