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El Paragua

603 Santa Cruz Rd, Espanola, NM 87532-2873
+1 505-753-3211
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good26%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible5%
2 days ago
“Great lunch spot”
6 days ago
“Great Southwestern Cuisine”
Closed Now
All hours
Mexican, Southwestern, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
603 Santa Cruz Rd, Espanola, NM 87532-2873
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Reviewed 2 days ago 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
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

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

Thank KathOMcGuire
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...More

Thank 1TaylorFamily
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
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...More

Thank vickyzzzz
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...More

Thank sanquilmasdavid
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...More

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...More

Thank Savvyric
Reviewed 17 April 2017

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...More

Thank Randall B
Reviewed 14 April 2017

The ambience, preparation, quality are like nothing I have experienced anywhere else in NM. I have eaten here multiple times over the years and they are consistent. It has such a "step back in time" feel when I enter and is a great place to...More

Thank johnnyknox
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
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
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine
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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