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El Paraiso Family Mexican Restaurant

314 Charles St, Buena Vista, CO 81211
+1 719-395-1783
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good32%
  • Average18%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“chips and salsa” (19 reviews)
“fajitas” (10 reviews)
“chile relleno” (6 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Mexican, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
314 Charles St, Buena Vista, CO 81211
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Reviewed 9 November 2017

Visiting a friend in CO, we went out for dinner. Our choice was Mexican or Italian so we chose Mexican and ended up here. We really liked the place, a small, authentic Mexican restaurant. The food was good, as was the service. We were happy...More

Thank Tinslinger
Reviewed 3 November 2017

I have very low expectations for Mexican food in Colorado. This place was better than most. Fun and friendly waitstaff, fast service. Maragarita was delicious and very strong. Nice salsa on the table. Carnitas tacos were OK but not crispiness. Great family place.

Thank Virgil_Boulder
Reviewed 6 October 2017 via mobile

Staying at Mt Princeton Resort we drove to Buena Vista for dinner. Margaritas were superb as were the red chili enchiladas & chile relleno which I’m picky about. Hubby wasn’t too thrilled with his shrimp dinner though. Salsa has a lot of spunk. Very good...More

Thank SMBrownie
Reviewed 10 September 2017

This Mexican restaurant has a large but rather plain patio, partially covered from sun and rain. Our dinner was a mixed experience. Service was friendly though timing was off. We waited for a made-from-scratch guacamole that was good. The chile relleno was one of the...More

Thank nedtraveler
Reviewed 27 August 2017

We popped in to El Paraiso on a Saturday night with a group of 10. We offered to split our group, but was promptly seated at a table for 10. Our server "Will" saw to our orders and drinks. Everything was correct and promptly delivered...More

1  Thank BigL49
Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

My family lucked into this outstanding Mexican restaurant today. They served fresh everything, including corn chips and salsa they make. The lunch menu was authentic and delicious. It was reasonably priced, the decor was great, and the staff was super friendly. We'd return in a...More

1  Thank mctommy6659
Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

The food was good, service was pretty good too...we had 12 people in our group and we were served within a reasonable time.

1  Thank pitapipsqk
Reviewed 16 August 2017

We stopped in here while passing through town and the food was your average Mexican fare. Nothing incredible - still good though. Their margaritas are very good and generous. The salsa is fresh and delicious. If you have a craving for Mexican food, this place...More

Thank seano21401
Reviewed 8 August 2017

Excellent food. Customer service is a little slow. Also excellent margaritas. Staff tries hard, but they seem to be short on staff.

Thank KSU83
Reviewed 8 August 2017

My favorite restaurant in BV! Service can be slow but who cares if it's gonna be good. * House Margarita is one point. * They know how to cook real pinto beans (delicious!) * We have yet to have a disappointing meal.

1  Thank Buffy B
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10 December 2015|
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Response from MrJewels | Reviewed this property |
I have no idea. We are not owners. We were vacationing there during the summer. Sorry
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 314 Charles St, Buena Vista, CO 81211
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Buena Vista
  • Phone Number: +1 719-395-1783
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