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El Parasol

Certificate of Excellence
Mexican, Southwestern, Fast food
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602 State Road 76, Espanola, NM 87532-2522
+1 505-753-8852
07:00 - 21:00
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 21:00
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Small fast food location with a lot of flavor. Is an excellent place to grab something either for breakfast, lunch or dinner.

Thank Walter C
Greensboro, North Carolina
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143 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

You walk to a window, order your food, wait, get the food, and go sit at a picnic table under some trees. It is a simple, no-frills place. A local suggested that I order their carne asada. I did, and have been looking to duplicate it ever since. I haven't found it. I love this place; it's like a stationary... More 

Thank William S
Angel Fire, New Mexico
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62 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

Stopped in for a late breakfast since it was too early for the restaurant to be open. Excellent breakfast burrito! Made to order, fast, and tasty! I had the burrito with sausage and green chilies and was delicious from first bite to last. Will stop in again anytime I want fast food but GREAT food!

Thank Greg D
Hilo, Hawaii
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147 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 160 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

Arrived hungry, left not as hungry but had to toss over half the food. I ordered the adovada burrito. I love adovada and was ready for a treat. It was just way too... everything. The flavor was not at all subtle. The meat was lost in the abundance of sauce that was clearly made with powdered chilis that had not... More 

Thank tikiznbamboo
Richmond, New Zealand
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33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

When passing through NM be sure and stop at any of their locations for the best New Mexican food. It is fast and casual. My favorites are the Chicken-guacomole tacos; I order a half dozen at a time! The red-chile salsa is muy bueno! It is all amazing! Read the other reviews for more ideas what to try. I can't... More 

Thank MoabMic
Frisco, Texas
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288 reviews
231 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

We stopped here enroute home for a meal. We both ordered the enchiladas with red sauce. We enjoyed the meal and will likely return on future trips through Espanola.

Thank teds759
Wichita Falls, Texas
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

We just happened in on this great spot. Beef tacos were recommended but also had bean tostado w guacamole and chips. Delicious and we ate under big trees at picnic tables. Will make this a must stop in future!!!

Thank judy5088
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49 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

They serve some of the same items as the site down restaurant next door, El Paragua. The food is excellent. Especially the Carne guisada burrito or the chicharron burrito with green chile. I prefer green over red Chile, but you will have to decide for yourself.

Thank jonathan m
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45 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016

I love their bean/chile/cheese burritos....especially after camping for 7 days. Chips are excellent....salsa is on the way to being "very hot". A trip to Espanola isn't complete without a stop here.

Thank guyinlosangeles
Denver, Colorado
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30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

Fantastic service with quality food. We stop after playing golf and where glad we did. I would recommend this place for there great selection on the menu and delicious food.

Thank Butch P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern, Fast food
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 602 State Road 76, Espanola, NM 87532-2522
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Espanola
  • Phone Number: +1 505-753-8852

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