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“Great family owned restaurant”
Review of El Paraiso

El Paraiso
Ranked #33 of 109 Restaurants in Cornelius
Cuisines: Mexican
Restaurant details
North Carolina
Level 4 Contributor
31 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Great family owned restaurant”
Reviewed March 24, 2012

This is a family owned and operated place serving excellent Mexican and Salvadoran food. The salsa they make is the best I have had anywhere. The service is invariably friendly. I have never been disappointed with any of the Salvadoran dishes or daily specials. If you have a craving for something that is not on the menu, just ask, and usually Jose' is able to prepare it for you. We are regulars, and dine here several times a month.

  • Visited March 2012
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Cornelius
Level 4 Contributor
43 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Good Value and Friendly Staff”
Reviewed December 29, 2011

My wife and I have gone by El Paraiso many times but for some reason have never stopped. We did finally make the stop and had lunch. We found the lunch menue to be very comprehensive and prices were a good value. Like another reviewer, we have notice local emergency vehicles in the parking lot which is usually a sure bet that the food is good. We had a delightful experience and look forward to return to sample their dinner menue.

  • Visited December 2011
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Davidson, NC
Level 5 Contributor
52 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“A bit different, and worth it!”
Reviewed December 17, 2011

While much of the menu is pretty traditional Mexican, El Paraiso is actually more of an El Salvadoran restaurant, and their Salvadoran selections are what keep us coming back. We knew we were on to something on our first visit when it appeared that we were likely the only northern European stock customers, except for the police and firemen who were lunching there - that was three immediate recommendations in our view, and we weren't disapppointed. Now it's where we take visiting friends for lunch or a casual dinner - something a little different, very reasonable prices, nothing fancy, but the food is always a treat!

  • Visited November 2011
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