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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)
“taco stand” (9 reviews)
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7:00 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Fast food, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly
602 Santa Cruz Rd, Espanola, NM 87532-2522
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Reviewed 4 days 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

Thank billschwent
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

Thank 716AllisonR
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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

Thank Monique B
Reviewed 20 September 2018 via mobile

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

Thank Kathie Myers T
Reviewed 6 September 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

Thank anacreon100
Reviewed 18 August 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

Thank HPSeeker
Reviewed 1 August 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

Thank Garfypj
Reviewed 23 June 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

1  Thank John D
Reviewed 3 March 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

Thank Doc042
Reviewed 13 December 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.

Thank hankmail505
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2 August 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 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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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