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El Parasol

Certificate of Excellence
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish
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298 Dinosaur Trl, Santa Fe, NM 87508-1398
+1 505-995-8226
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Sun 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Fri 7:30 am - 7:30 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 7:30 pm
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Arvada, Colorado, United States
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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went there on a recommendation from a friend. As I told .Y family it wasn't fancy at all. But the food was some of the best we've had in Santa Fe. The gentleman behind the counter was friendly and helpful.

2 Thank Kim P
Level Contributor
29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Working for the week nearby, so this was the only place to lunch without driving. Very good- pretty much everything I tried, and decent value. Very throw-away approach, but it is a fast food-like place.

4 Thank COSprGrl
New Orleans, Louisiana
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed February 8, 2017 via mobile

We are on vacation and came to this place. It's really nice on the inside. The tacos taste really good. Everything is served in to go boxes though. I found that sort of odd. The prices should be cheaper if I'm getting it in a to go box. Worth the stop for sure. The tacos were great.

5 Thank Chad F
Guayaquil, Ecuador
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105 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed November 13, 2016

So, it was a lazy Friday afternoon and we were bound and determined to swing by the Santa Fe Brewing Company for a beer sampler. The problem? No food at the tasting room. The solution? ¡El Parasol! El Parasol’s Santa Fe south location is buried in an industrial park south of the interstate. Which, by the way, is convenient if... More 

4 Thank doresco
Cedar Crest, New Mexico
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74 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed September 24, 2016

My husband and I stop here often as my sister lives near. We love that the food is fresh and extremely tasty. We both LOVE the carne guisada burrito with Pico de gallo...amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! My husband usually orders two ... that good. Don't forget to grab a biscochito if they have them on the counter they are also super good!!

5 Thank redorgreen
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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98 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
Reviewed September 24, 2016 via mobile

El Parasol has been a family mainstay for years, stopping in the older locations in Española for Tacos and Burritos. In and out in 5 - 10 minutes. Consistan And yet. The Dinosaur Trail restaurant is consistant at being slower that molasses. I went in today with a friend to grab a couple of tacos. You know quick in quick... More 

Thank RudyR2011
Denver, Colorado
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137 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed August 7, 2016

We stopped by to pick up takeout for lunch. You order at the counter and can sit inside the restaurant or outside in the shaded (north-facing) patio. I had the Carne Guisada (shredded beef) and my wife had the Pork and Avocado Burritos. Both were very large and very good. I also tried the Las Brazas (sirloin strip) Taco. It... More 

3 Thank gourmetvinotraveler
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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125 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 167 helpful votes
Reviewed June 27, 2016

This is a relatively cheap, authentic and delicious New Mexican place on the south side of town. They have a smallish seating area (maybe room for 40 people inside, 15-20 outside) and it is packed at lunch time. Many people just order takeout. My favorites are the chicken tacos and breakfast burritos, while my wife loves the carne guisada burrito... More 

5 Thank John Y
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed May 26, 2016 via mobile

El Parasol restaurants in the area are very good, but this one always seems to go overboard on the salt. Like way too much salt almost every time. Otherwise, the service and food are very good. Highly recommend the breakfast burritos, chicharron burritos and the calabacitas burritos. The chicken and guacamole tacos are awesome. Prices are a little high for... More 

Thank MrBlueSkyNM
Fredericksburg, Texas
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173 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed May 22, 2016 via mobile

Google map found this place for me as it was close to where I was staying. Had Carne Adovada burrito smothered in chile sauce. Pork was perfectly cooked and seasoned. Quality tortilla and chile sauce. I will be back and often.

4 Thank jmik66

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:30 am - 7:30 pm
7:30 am - 7:30 pm
7:30 am - 7:30 pm
7:30 am - 7:30 pm
7:30 am - 7:30 pm
8:00 am - 7:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 298 Dinosaur Trl, Santa Fe, NM 87508-1398
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Santa Fe
  • Phone Number: +1 505-995-8226

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