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El Paragua

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern, Gluten Free Options
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603 Santa Cruz Rd, Espanola, NM 87532-2873
+1 505-753-3211
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun 10:00 - 20:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri 11:00 - 21:30
Sat 10:00 - 21:30
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Atlanta, Ga
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28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

We came here on recommendation from our guide in the Puye cliff dwelling park. He lived on the reservation and said this was his favorite restaurant in the area. We were not disappointed. The southwestern fare was excellent and reasonably priced. Our waiter did a nice job guiding us to some of his favorites. The margaritas are all fresh ingredients..I... More 

Thank hanifenmv
Level Contributor
5 reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Went for an early lunch and got right in. Hubs had the chimi and loved it. The chixken tacos werw good. Chips were great and salsa was fresh and spicy. Good service too.

Thank Valerie H
East Sandwich, Massachusetts
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54 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed a great meal with wonderful service! The prices are very reasonable and the Margaritas are wonderful !

Thank KathOMcGuire
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

El Paragua is a must stop every time I visit Espanola/Santa Fe area. The Posole is delicious for lunch or dinner. Green Chile everything! Enchiladas, Tacos, Chile Rellano's, Burritos and Huevos Rancheros. Now I am getting hungry and must book a couple of days to one of my favorite places Espanola... Don't forget to save room for dessert. Flan or... More 

Thank 1TaylorFamily
Courtenay, Canada
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45 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This dining experience was the best on this holiday. The server TJ was excellent. The food and presentation amazing as was the ambiance of the facility. What a wonderful evening.

Thank James G C
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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161 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My friend took me here. She always eats here when she's in Espanola. She told me the restaurant has been in the family for a long time. The margaritas are great. We each had a dinner salad. They don't ask what kind of dressing you want. It comes with a vinaigrette that's delicious. And we ordered a chicken and mushroom... More 

Thank vickyzzzz
San Antonio, TX
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Sorry to say we did not look at Trip Advisor first for Lunch, but we found this place by accident. We were on our trip to South Colorado, and saw the sign for EL PARAGUA. We stopped at the traffic light, and could see the reastaurant down the block, and it looked interesting. We promptly turned right and checked out... More 

Thank sanquilmasdavid
Walden CO
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2017

-all they need is your continuing support. Great Margaritas, wonderful entrees, delicious desserts. Just a block off Highway 68 through town, ample parking, welcoming service. We would have to agree with johnnyknox, if this isn't your favorite New Mexican restaurant in NM it has to be in the top three.

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50 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

Ate lunch here. Was not disappointed. Had the luncheon plate with beef taco, chili renello, and a bean tostada. Partner had BLT. Quaint setting. Our waitress had worked there since a young girl. Gave us a personal history of the place. Oh, great ice tea too!

Thank Savvyric
Santa Fe
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85 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

We have been going to El Paragua for over 25 years. It was always one of our favorite places to take out of town guests. We have not been in several years until last night. Boy, has it gone down hill. The cheese was not melted in my son's quesadilla. We sent it back. It came back with melted cheese... More 

Thank Randall B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 15
Mexican, Southwestern, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:30
10:00 - 21:30
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?