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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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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good42%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“guacamole” (23 reviews)
“enchiladas” (10 reviews)
“ropa vieja” (5 reviews)
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Mexican, Latin, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
325 E 34th St, Frnt 1, New York City, NY 10016-4928
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1 - 10 of 140 reviews

Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile

We were very surprised when the bill came that 20% charge was included in the bill, as we were 3 people dining. Our waiter (Manuel), when asked, said that was customary for the restaurant. We were not too happy about it, because the person who...More

4  Thank Meriem E
Reviewed 15 August 2017

Delicious meal here and wonderful service! We did not have a reservation and so glad the we got the last table. The three of us enjoyed our meals-margaritas and sangria- simply delicious Mexican food with white linen service. It is walkable from NYU hospital .

1  Thank CatChav
Reviewed 19 July 2017

We only sat at the bar and had drinks and appetizers. The margaritas were delicious - not too sweet. We had the homemade guacamole which was amazing and the chorizo quesadilla. Very good! The service was impeccable with the owner coming over and chatting with...More

1  Thank Christine1395
Reviewed 8 July 2017

This restaurant has wonderful ambience if a table in the rear is available. If seeking the best Mexican food, I think there are better places. Price is typical for the area.

1  Thank HealthyTravel228
Reviewed 3 July 2017

This is the only Mexican restaurant I have come across any where that has a separate vegetarian menu so that you do not have to worry about killed and dead animals lurking around in your plate. I was visiting after along gap. The veg menu...More

3  Thank ZenHealer7
Reviewed 1 July 2017 via mobile

Seconds after leaving the hustle and bustle of 34th St this delightful oasis relaxes all so enter and serves up delightful and classic Mexican dishes in a friendly and chilled manner.

1  Thank William L
Reviewed 6 May 2017

I found this on tripadvisor, but struggled to make a reservation (My problem getting my mobile to work in the USA), so we thought we would walk down and see if we could get in as it was only a few blocks from our hotel....More

1  Thank The4wardz
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

This restaurant is such a hidden treasure. Great selection of Mezcals and Tequila, authentic Mexican food, and it's off the radar. The pollo de parador is the best fried chicken dish in all of Nyc. I strongly prefer it to the renowned Blue Ribbon fried...More

2  Thank Callie W
Reviewed 28 March 2017 via mobile

This is honestly the best Mexican food we have had and we spent the rest of the trip talking about how we could attempt to recreate it when we got home. The outside is very unassuming but when you get inside the atmosphere and style...More

1  Thank AbbieT19
Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

Great food, huge portions and yummy frozen margaritas! We went for lunch and service was fast and friendly. Slightly off the beaten path but definitely worth the trek!

Thank MissVJP
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22 November 2015|
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
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$80
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
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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