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“Excellent service with Ken” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Paradiso Mexican Restaurant

Paradiso Mexican Restaurant
Ranked #17 of 329 Restaurants in Fargo
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: Mexican, Southwestern, Spanish
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Good for: Large groups, Dining on a budget, Families with children, Kids, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: For over 35 years, we have been the hot spot for birthdays and celebrations. Our delicious Mexican cuisine and atmosphere provide a fun dining experience in each of our five locations across North Dakota. Whether your group chooses to dine in Fargo, Bismarck, Minot, Jamestown or Grand Forks, you will receive free chips and salsa and extraordinary specials. Every day of the week has its own special on everything from nachos to fajitas to dessert! When deciding on a Mexican restaurant to celebrate a birthday or relax, choose Paradiso.
Winnipeg, Manitoba
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61 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Excellent service with Ken”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 24, 2013

Always go to the Paradiso when in Fargo. Excellent food and Ken, our server, was amazing. Fast service. Fired ice cream is really good. Will be back!

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Fargo, nd
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Mediocre Mexican. Not bad, but nothing special.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 19, 2012

I've been to the Paradiso in both Fargo and Bismarck. The Fargo location does have nice decor and is in an interesting structure for a restaurant. Overall, the food is not bad, but it isn't anything special. If memory servers, one of my disappointments is that some of the meals seemed to be served without rice and beans even though they were regular menu entrees. The entrees themselves are not bad, but nothing particularly special. Their nacho chips are at best edible and the salsa is thin and runny; you might be able to get better chips from the grocery store. Overall, it isn't bad relative to what you're going to find for Mexican in North Dakota and I like it better than Mexican Village, but that's not saying much.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Canada
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87 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Good margaritas, good appetizers”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 2, 2012

I haven't always been a fan of this place, but they've redone their menu. I wasn't overly hungry and ordered an appetizer. I was worried it might not be enough food - holy, I had lots left over. Quite tasty too. My husband had the flautas and really enjoyed them.

Visited December 2012
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Winnipeg
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120 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
“Gross and sloppy”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2012

This seemed very promising by the number of cars in the parking lot, but wow, is this a bad restaurant. The chips to start were fresh and crispy, but the salsa was cold and the guacamole plain. The margarita was over-sweet. But at least these items were edible. The entree, which came out way too fast to be freshly made, was one big mess. Everything is the same colour, covered with the same sauce, cheese and was just gloppy. The "chile rellanos", which I've had many times homemade, was a square pocket of dough stuffed with cheese and covered with the ever-present green sauce. Not a whole green chile stuffed with cheese, which in fact is what it's supposed to be. The server had no idea what I was talking about. Not a good sign in a Mexican restaurant. We ate about a third of our meals because we were hungry. Both of us felt pretty sick for a couple days after.

The decor is tacky, the food marginal at best, and the service encourages the guest to eat fast and get out. Definitely our first and last visit to this eatery.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Bemidji, Minnesota
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great Mexican Food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2012

I stopped here on while visiting Fargo. The decor was awesome and the food was great. Our service was fast, the food hot, and the flavor was awesome! I will definitely visit this Restaurant again.

Visited November 2012
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