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El Parador Cafe

$$ - $$$Mexican, Latin,
325 E 34th St, Frnt 1, New York City, NY 10016-4928
+1 212-679-6812
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good40%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Open Now
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM Hours
CUISINES
Mexican, Latin, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
Food
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LOCATION
325 E 34th St, Frnt 1, New York City, NY 10016-4928
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1 - 10 of 150 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Unlike the mos recent reviews, our service was excellent. Insalata mixta, nice spicy dressing and the half avocado grilled nicely. Shrimp was delicious as was the rice and beans. Yes, it's very dim inside but just the classic relaxing NYC after dinner work atmosphere. Wouldn't...More

Thank flr9003
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My Sister and I picked this place because of the menu We made reservations 3 months in advance as we were traveling to NYC from AZ. They were NOT HONORED!!!!! We showed up 15 mins in advance and were told to wait in the bar...More

Thank SlimTasha
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A must visit restaurant in NYC is the El Parador cafe. The owner and staff made us feel welcome and constantly checked up on us, and their shrimp quesadilla are amazing! Definitely worth the visit. Would recommend it 100%.

Thank Fortuna P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A group of 6 girls arrived for a reserved dinner May 5th. The front door is a bit confusing, as it wasn't marked nor did it look like an entrance, but it was. Once inside we were told to walk to the back and we...More

Thank Shelby S
Reviewed 23 March 2018 via mobile

I visit El Parador every time I go to the city and have been doing so for over 10 years. Same staff the entire time and the food has never disappointed!

Thank lisamhe2016
Reviewed 15 February 2018

Went to El Parador on a Saturday night without a reservation, but was able to be seated right away! I had heard about this place from friends, who highly recommended and El Parador did not disappoint. The restaurant has a very intimate, distinct feel almost...More

Thank David R
Reviewed 14 February 2018 via mobile

If you are looking for a sure bet that consistently delivers on great food and service, head to El Parador.

Thank Ahmed E
Reviewed 24 January 2018

I had never been to El Parador, it was recommended by a friend. We all liked it a lot, it's a cute little place with delicious food, great service, and strong margaritas. I wouldn't call it cheap (we paid about $50 each), but it was...More

Thank LadiesVoices
Reviewed 11 January 2018 via mobile

Great food, bit the only place we have been that has applied a 20% service charge to the bill, when we questioned this the waiter became surly and gave no reason why it was applied. No mention of any service charge on the menu, will...More

Thank Dougie K
Reviewed 19 December 2017 via mobile

Went with my husband and 4yo son who is gluten free. We made a reservation on plated, were seated immediately upon arriving, chips arrived as soon as we sat down. Drinks were perfect, guacamole was delicious. They brought my son a free appetizer, which he...More

1  Thank xenua
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Response from Matthew C | Reviewed this property |
Hello, although I have visited El Parador during the holiday season, I am not aware of a holiday schedule. I would suggest reservations, and I can assure you, if you like great authentic Mexican Food, you will enjoy El... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$30 - US$80
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Monday
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Thursday
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Friday
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 325 E 34th St, Frnt 1, New York City, NY 10016-4928
    (Between 1st and 2nd Avenues)
  • Public Transportation: 6 train to Park Avenue/33rd Street, the M34 & M16 1st Avenue buses, and the 3rd Avenue bus.
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-679-6812
  • E-mail
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