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El Parasol

602 Santa Cruz Rd, Espanola, NM 87532-2522
+1 505-753-8852
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good31%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“chicken tacos” (14 reviews)
“red chili” (7 reviews)
“picnic tables” (15 reviews)
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7:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. Hours
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Fast food, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly
602 Santa Cruz Rd, Espanola, NM 87532-2522
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My travels often take me through and to Espanola. One stop that I am now programed to make is El Parasol, especially in the morning. Their breakfast burritos are about as good as they can get. Also try their green chile stew or any of...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank billschwent
Reviewed October 23, 2018

I got the chicken avocado tacos and they were delicious. But it's a favorite for the employees at work. Every so often we'll do a mass order and one of us will go get it. Never disappoints.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank 716AllisonR
Reviewed October 22, 2018 via mobile

Wow...wow and wow! Visiting for a wedding and needed fun food for a large family! You can't go wrong with tacos, chips and salsa! El Parasol came through on this meal! 75 tacos and lots of chips n' salsa! Tacos were fresh n hot... full...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Monique B
Reviewed September 19, 2018 via mobile

It was no longer where GPS said it was, new Dollar General.... ...... ....no more to say..gone gone no eating

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Kathie Myers T
Reviewed September 5, 2018

So, we're from Canada. Took a side trip from Santa Fe for a day with no plan or itinerary, and ended up in Espanola. It was lunch time so we stopped at the first place we thought we could get something local. Home run. This...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank anacreon100
Reviewed August 17, 2018

My wife and I stop here every time we visit the area. The chicken tacos are to die for, we've never had better. If you're looking for cheap street food, look no further

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank HPSeeker
Reviewed July 31, 2018

This has to be one of the best restaurants in the whole area. The food is terrific, but the service isn't always great. The place started on their tacos, but there are so many more better dishes. The red and green salsa served together on...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank am a
Reviewed June 22, 2018

The beef tacos here are great.The spices and flavors blend to make a great eating experience. Out door dining adds to the charm. It seems cool in the shade no matter the temperature. We like to eat local food and from watching the people stream...More

Date of visit: June 2018
1  Thank John D
Reviewed March 3, 2018

We lived in Espanola for 20 years and this is the go-to place for a quick take out meal (or eat at their outdoor tables). Eaten here too many times to count! Phone your order in during rush hours. Great value, good food and big...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank Doc042
Reviewed December 13, 2017

There may not be a more rustic, charming Mexican restaurant in New Mexico! The food is standard Mexican fare with huge portions and the service is wonderful and professional. We've been back numerous times.

Date of visit: August 2017
Thank hankmail505
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August 1, 2017|
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Response from BlueridgeCharlie | Reviewed this property |
I would taste both in sample cups and make a decision. Only tried the red so can't provide an answer. Thoroughly enjoyed their tacos.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
7:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 602 Santa Cruz Rd, Espanola, NM 87532-2522
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Espanola
  • Phone Number: +1 505-753-8852
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