There is no single style of "Mexican Food" and El Paraiso provides a departure from the heavy, lardy, Tex-Mex style that many Americans stereotype as "real" Mexican food. My taste in Mexican food has been a result of sampling the various regional Mexican styles available in the Greater Los Angeles Area (where I was born and raised), eating at my Mexican friends' homes, and traveling in Mexico. While traveling through, I ate at the El Paraiso with two Ashland friends who love this place. The service was quick and friendly, but not imposing. Two of us had the carne asada, which was so good that I craved it for the next week. It was simple, cooked to perfection, and not swimming in grease. One friend had the chicken soup. Despite professing to not being hungry, he finished it off and said it was delicious. I also appreciated that the restaurant had local craft beer. If I lived in Ashland, I would go here all the time, like my friends do.
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