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El Parasol

602 Santa Cruz Rd, Espanola, NM 87532
+1 505-753-8852
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good33%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“chicken tacos” (14 reviews)
“guacamole” (18 reviews)
“chicharron” (6 reviews)
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Mexican, Southwestern, Fast food
602 Santa Cruz Rd, Espanola, NM 87532
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Stumbled on this "taco stand" while on a road trip around New Mexico. Looked like a fun place to stop for tacos and a break from driving - it was! Wonderful tacos and the pork burrito was fantastic! Lots of locals their, young and old,...More

Thank Greg G
Reviewed 30 May 2017

Whenever my kids come back home they go to this taco stand before coming to see their folks. And I don't blame them a bit! Such crunchy greasy tasty tacos. The chicken rice soup is crazy good and the posole with red chile from The...More

Thank kathleenedna
Reviewed 25 May 2017

Not fancy. Nothing more than a kitchen, covered front section and outdoor seating. The big surprise is the tasty tacos served at El Parasol. Order at the window and food prepared to order. Pick up. Outdoor picnic tables available or eat in the car. The...More

Thank BlueridgeCharlie
Reviewed 6 May 2017

One the recommendation of a good friend, we stopped at the taco stand that is El Parasol in Espanola and was stunned to find that this small food shack and outdoor picnic tables served some of the best tacos I have ever eaten! The salsa...More

Thank Richard B
Reviewed 1 May 2017

I have tried many tacos on recent travels in New Mexico and El Parasol has not only incredible chicken tacos but outstanding vegetarian tacos (cauliflower, broccoli, onions mashed and deep fried). A great deal when you want a few quick bites to carry you through...More

Thank Joseph V
Reviewed 6 April 2017

Limited outdoor seating only. Place was busy but everyone had to sit in their cars to wait for their order as it was bitter cold and spitting rain

Thank Netty_also
Reviewed 24 March 2017

I didn't know a taco could have this kind of potential! The chicken was perfect, flavorful, and juicy, and the hot sauce was out of this world! It was also out of this world hot, and I paid for it later, but so worth it!

Thank hotelmagellaninn
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

Couldn't believe $7 for a toastada, but the main restaurant charges $12, oh well. Customer service is OK and the toastada tasted great.

Thank lortrujillo
Reviewed 14 February 2017

My favorites are the breakfast burritos and the chicken tacos with guacamole. To avoid a wait when the weather is ugly, call it in ahead a time - your order will be ready in 10 minutes.

Thank btrujill0
Reviewed 6 January 2017

It was getting late and we were very hungry so we went to El Parasol. Had a green chile cheese burrito and a couple shredded beef tacos. Went home, showered and crashed out for the night very happy.

Thank RioGrande57
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Southwestern, Fast food
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
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 Santa Cruz Rd, Espanola, NM 87532
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Espanola
  • Phone Number: +1 505-753-8852
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