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El Paragua

603 Santa Cruz Rd, Espanola, NM 87532-2873
+1 505-753-3211
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good25%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“enchiladas” (53 reviews)
“sopapillas” (97 reviews)
“salad” (21 reviews)
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Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
603 Santa Cruz Rd, Espanola, NM 87532-2873
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Fast, friendly service. Chips and salsa spicy but not hot. I recommend the vegetarian or beef tacos. However the guacamole was a little disappointing, it was essentially mashed avacado, less than what I am accustomed to. Compared to other Santa Fe offerings El Paragua in...More

Thank Carolyn Mendel L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We actually drove about 30 miles out of our way to have a meal here based on what what we had heard about the restaurant. We were quite pleased. The food was quite good and the ambiance was very pleasant.

Thank Kevin032452
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The parking lot was full when we arrived, but they had room for the two of us. The wait staff was friendly, helpful, and so well schooled. One of us had fresh halibut -- not your typical New Mexican fare, but it was prepared to...More

Thank Carole M
Reviewed 24 October 2017

This is a relaxed informal setting with great service. The staff are mostly Native American or Hispanics who fourth or fifth generation. I say this because it adds to the feel of this 200 year old home. Which reminds me, there is a huge Cottonwood...More

Thank Dudley H
Reviewed 24 October 2017

Sangria 9 bucks...I mean really...not a jug..just a regular sangria... one small chile relleno..a mini taco and two spoons of rice...13+ bucks...and that too in Espanola...food quality was good...service was very average... but I did not think I was in New York or LA or...More

Thank srfyogi
Reviewed 21 October 2017

You can eat indoors and sit in the family seating area or in the cozy bar section. There is also a to-go food window where you can buy many of the same items for less and to-go. The restaurant is an eclectic mix of construction...More

Thank Heidi B
Reviewed 18 October 2017 via mobile

I ended up getting stranded in Espanola and trying this place out. Oh no. It was bad. Told by weird, unfriendly, and quiet voiced hostess we would be seated in 10 to 30 min. She proceeded to quietly mouth people's names hoping they would leave?...More

Thank Kerry M
Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

I went here for the first time with a friend who said it was her favorite restaurant in New Mexico and it definitely lived up to that! Great food, kind staff, and a fun atmosphere. :)

Thank Emily C
Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

I'm not normally a big fan of Mexican food but this place definitely keeps knows how to serve up a good dinner. Portions are substantial and I was satisfied with an appetizer. Regular entrees come with a sopapilla. The building is quite interesting. Prices are...More

Thank TrudiC44
Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

A group of us met here for dinner. The server, Jannelle, was wonderful. The food was great. The prices tend to be on the mid to high side but worth every cent. If you're in town visiting or passing through I recommend this place. They...More

Thank Paul L
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22 September 2017|
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Response from alice w | Reviewed this property |
I would say it's a joke. We went there after hiking at Bandalier, so we weren't dressed up! Enjoy your visit there...
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
10:00 AM - 9:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 603 Santa Cruz Rd, Espanola, NM 87532-2873
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Espanola
  • Phone Number: +1 505-753-3211
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