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El Parasol

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Mexican, Southwestern, Fast food
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602 Santa Cruz Rd, Espanola, NM 87532
+1 505-753-8852
07:00 - 21:00
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One the recommendation of a good friend, we stopped at the taco stand that is El Parasol in Espanola and was stunned to find that this small food shack and outdoor picnic tables served some of the best tacos I have ever eaten! The salsa they serve is the bomb! Good prices for exceptional food and well worth the stop!

Thank Richard B
1 review
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have tried many tacos on recent travels in New Mexico and El Parasol has not only incredible chicken tacos but outstanding vegetarian tacos (cauliflower, broccoli, onions mashed and deep fried). A great deal when you want a few quick bites to carry you through the day. Highly recommended. Get them with guacamole.

Thank Joseph V
Northern California
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2017

Limited outdoor seating only. Place was busy but everyone had to sit in their cars to wait for their order as it was bitter cold and spitting rain

Thank Netty_also
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123 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2017

I didn't know a taco could have this kind of potential! The chicken was perfect, flavorful, and juicy, and the hot sauce was out of this world! It was also out of this world hot, and I paid for it later, but so worth it!

Thank hotelmagellaninn
Espanola, New Mexico
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27 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

Couldn't believe $7 for a toastada, but the main restaurant charges $12, oh well. Customer service is OK and the toastada tasted great.

Thank lortrujillo
Espanola, New Mexico
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

My favorites are the breakfast burritos and the chicken tacos with guacamole. To avoid a wait when the weather is ugly, call it in ahead a time - your order will be ready in 10 minutes.

Thank btrujill0
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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23 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2017

It was getting late and we were very hungry so we went to El Parasol. Had a green chile cheese burrito and a couple shredded beef tacos. Went home, showered and crashed out for the night very happy.

Thank RioGrande57
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 8 December 2016

Small fast food location with a lot of flavor. Is an excellent place to grab something either for breakfast, lunch or dinner.

Thank Walter C
Greensboro, North Carolina
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143 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2016

You walk to a window, order your food, wait, get the food, and go sit at a picnic table under some trees. It is a simple, no-frills place. A local suggested that I order their carne asada. I did, and have been looking to duplicate it ever since. I haven't found it. I love this place; it's like a stationary... More 

Thank William S
Angel Fire, New Mexico
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66 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2016

Stopped in for a late breakfast since it was too early for the restaurant to be open. Excellent breakfast burrito! Made to order, fast, and tasty! I had the burrito with sausage and green chilies and was delicious from first bite to last. Will stop in again anytime I want fast food but GREAT food!

Thank Greg D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Southwestern, Fast food
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 602 Santa Cruz Rd, Espanola, NM 87532
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Espanola
  • Phone Number: +1 505-753-8852

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?