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El Paraiso

20700 N Main St, Ste 124, Cornelius, NC 28031-8431
+1 704-896-6064
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  • Very good35%
  • Average10%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible5%
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20700 N Main St, Ste 124, Cornelius, NC 28031-8431
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Reviewed 14 March 2017

This family restaurant has a warm, inviting atmosphere. Simple furnishings .. you come for the food! The appetizer sampler has a little of everything. There are also dishes more familiar such as enchiladas and tacos. Wine and beer are available as well as in house...More

Thank JAD28036
Reviewed 1 March 2017

If you are looking for good Mexican food in the Davidson area, I'd suggest Mestizo and not El Paraiso. El Paraiso is Mexican food in the "American Style"--big baskets of greasy chips on the table with salsa, large portions which mostly include fried beans and...More

Thank YogaGal1
Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

While visiting family in North Carolina, I went to El Paraiso with a large group. Staff were very friendly and accommodating and served an endless supply of delicious food. Will definitely eat there again next time I'm in North Carolina!

Thank nissajo
Reviewed 29 August 2016

The enchilada sauce was too sweet. None of us liked it. The chips were stale tasting. Service was good and salsa was ok. Skip it!

Thank megantoad
Reviewed 10 May 2016 via mobile

Very good. Have driven by 100 times. Glad I stopped this time. Cute on inside. More food than I can eat for $7. Want to come back when I can try sangria.

Thank Cheryl P
Reviewed 1 May 2016

I ate here for lunch shortly after they opened, The hostess/waitress was attentive and friendly. I was hoping to sample some of their Salvadorian/South American food such as the pupusas but this was not offered on the lunch menu. I only noticed Mexican fare being...More

Thank Brandy H
Reviewed 4 February 2016

We were surprised by the quality of the flavors and presentation here, & really enjoyed some Latin American food we haven't been able to find yet in the area. The staff was very friendly, including the owner who came out to talk to us. Good...More

Thank saibot
Reviewed 1 November 2015 via mobile

My husband is Salvadorian so we are always on the lookout for fresh authentic fare. We were on a day trip to Davidson and drove down Main Street and happened upon this restaurant in a strip mall right outside of town in neighboring Cornelius. It...More

Thank flo0519
Reviewed 10 September 2015

We've visited this family owned and operated restaurant twice and have thoroughly enjoyed it on both occasions. The Elsalvadoran dishes are not to be missed, particularly the appetizer sampler and the pupusas. Don't let the setting, a small strip shopping center, deter you. Once you...More

Thank Tina R
Reviewed 4 September 2015

We go to this restaurant once a week. It's family owned and the staff is very friendly. The food is excellent! I tried the Salvadorian sampler (forget the menu name) last week-yummy. Their tacos and pico are the best too. Their burritos are excellent too....More

Thank Lindsay W
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Restaurant Details

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Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
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Open Hours
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 9:30 PM
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10:00 AM - 9:30 PM
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10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 20700 N Main St, Ste 124, Cornelius, NC 28031-8431
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Cornelius
  • Phone Number: +1 704-896-6064
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