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El Paraiso

20700 N Main St, Ste 124, Cornelius, NC 28031-8431
+1 704-896-6064
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good37%
  • Average11%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible4%
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“enchiladas” (4 reviews)
“rice” (5 reviews)
“ate here” (2 reviews)
Closes in 7 min
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
$$ - $$$
20700 N Main St, Ste 124, Cornelius, NC 28031-8431
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Reviewed December 5, 2018 via mobile

Good Spanish food in a quite relaxing atmosphere. Salsa is good and unique. Take your time and sit back and enjoy!

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank GlobeTrotting214627
Reviewed November 29, 2018 via mobile

We are in this area every few years, but when we are, THIS , is where we go to eat! The freshest ingredients, put together well, and served by the friendliest staff! The Sangria, to die for! Ask for shrimp burritos!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Bsuttie
Reviewed August 31, 2018 via mobile

Food here is always fresh and good. Do not plan on a quick dinner but Take outs are very speedy. In the summer the air-conditioning just never seems to be able to keep up with the heat outside So I would rather have takeout than...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank GlobeTrotting214627
Reviewed August 6, 2018

love to enjoy a meal here with my family. My kids love the enchiladas and I love the lulu's taco salad. this restaurant is family run and the staff is always warm and personable.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Rebecca M
Reviewed July 29, 2018

Have dined here a couple times and the food is always good. The staff are usually friendly. Only complaint is the restaurant is pretty dirty.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank 521lbbb
Reviewed June 24, 2018 via mobile

We last ate here about a year ago. And as expected the food was fine. Nice family atmosphere with clean surroundings, etc But the service was slow...the slowest Ive experienced and Ive been coming about ten years. I would estimate about thirty minutes from the...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Granicus007
Reviewed March 13, 2017

This family restaurant has a warm, inviting atmosphere. Simple furnishings .. you come for the food! The appetizer sampler has a little of everything. There are also dishes more familiar such as enchiladas and tacos. Wine and beer are available as well as in house...More

Date of visit: January 2017
Thank JAD28036
Reviewed March 1, 2017

If you are looking for good Mexican food in the Davidson area, I'd suggest Mestizo and not El Paraiso. El Paraiso is Mexican food in the "American Style"--big baskets of greasy chips on the table with salsa, large portions which mostly include fried beans and...More

Date of visit: January 2017
Thank YogaGal1
Reviewed January 19, 2017 via mobile

While visiting family in North Carolina, I went to El Paraiso with a large group. Staff were very friendly and accommodating and served an endless supply of delicious food. Will definitely eat there again next time I'm in North Carolina!

Date of visit: July 2016
Thank nissajo
Reviewed August 28, 2016

The enchilada sauce was too sweet. None of us liked it. The chips were stale tasting. Service was good and salsa was ok. Skip it!

Date of visit: August 2016
Thank megan c
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 9:30 PM
10:00 AM - 9:30 PM
10:00 AM - 9:30 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 20700 N Main St, Ste 124, Cornelius, NC 28031-8431
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Cornelius
  • Phone Number: +1 704-896-6064
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