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El Parasol

Certificate of Excellence
Mexican, Southwestern
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1903 Central Ave, Los Alamos, NM 87544-3023
+1 505-661-0303
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Sun 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Los Alamos, New Mexico
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6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Great Northern New Mexico fare. Quick, friendly service and tasty chile! Been going since they opened in LA. Will keep on going. ChiccharoNE burrito is awesome!

Thank Steve R
Irvington, New York
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38 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Walk up to the counter, place your order, find table and they will call your number when your food is ready, you go pick it up. 6 of us had a quick lunch here. Burritos, burgers, tacos. All were happy. Quick, tasty, unpresumptious

1 Thank Kathleen T
Aztec, New Mexico
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22 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place serves mostly mexican food, their tacos are great! However their burgers are amazing, they are huge and juicy and well priced!

Thank Samantha B
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45 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were looking for a quick lunch and were told that Viola's had closed. This place was recommended by a local and it was ok. Quick and inexpensive was what we were looking for and this fit the bill.

Thank Andrea D
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ordered cheeseburger and fries and cheese quesadilla, the fries were hard and tasted old the burger was good but didn't have any garnish, the quesadilla had to much garnish and was basically filed with lettuce and tomato and there wad very little cheese. These and a medium drink was $16.00. The quesadilla at Chili Works is a lot better!

Thank olive0608
Knoxville, Tennessee
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147 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Date Visited: Tuesday, July 19, 2016 Pros: House made chips, reasonable prices Cons: Tacos just okay This a cute little place (not too busy on a weekday) with a couple of tables outside and a bunch indoors. They serve mostly mexican food and hamburgers. Tacos are $2.50 and fairly good, though I have had better. They had an odd taste... More 

Thank TNTravelCat
Santa Barbara
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65 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016

Probably the best place to eat Southwestern food in Los Alamos - it's okay for what it is - quasi fast food. You order at the counter from a limited menu then pick up your food when it's ready. With advice from resident, had the chicken tacos - edible not terrible but come on this is New Mexico you can... More 

Thank Lasemuse
San Francisco, California
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34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

Better than the El Parasol in Santa Fe in my opinion, spacious with room to sit. Try the chicken tacos with guacamole and ask for a side of their green salsa - delicious! Very affordable, but more like a fast food operation.

Thank Marie D
Rio Rancho, New Mexico
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196 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016

We had to have a quick lunch during a business meeting at the Fuller Lodge which is across the street from El Parasol. I chose the chile rellenos burrito since I had never had one before. However the nice crispy breading had turned to mush when the chile was placed into the burrito. Their coffee was also terrible - I... More 

Thank Mikejack52pe
Murfreesboro, Tennessee
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016 via mobile

The Chicken Tacos are top of the line food, they were just amazing! I recommend that over anything. The only problem was it is a bit pricey, but I will vouch that it's worth the money. When me and my aunt were there we also came across a member of the owners family, and she took the time to greet... More 

Thank ColinTalks

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
Average prices
Mexican, Southwestern
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1903 Central Ave, Los Alamos, NM 87544-3023
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Los Alamos
  • Phone Number: +1 505-661-0303

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