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El Paragua

603 Santa Cruz Rd, Espanola, NM 87532-2873
+1 505-753-3211
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good25%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“enchiladas” (52 reviews)
“sopapillas” (100 reviews)
“tortillas” (23 reviews)
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Mexican, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
603 Santa Cruz Rd, Espanola, NM 87532-2873
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Reviewed yesterday

The family special was wonderful. I love Mexican food but I'm from Kansas City so I don't know what all the dishes are called. My food had a great new flavor to it because of some kind of suace they put in the enchiladas. The...More

Thank John D
Reviewed 5 days ago

The food, service, taste, ambiance are all excellent to the max. It is a delightful experience to eat here.

Thank sesphd
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing New Mexican food. Must try. One of the very best Mexican dishes outside Mexico City. Loved the restaurant and server. Surprised with salad and sopapias as extras. Loved it! Highly recommended!

Thank Marija H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stopped for lunch here. It was recommended by someone on twitter. I had a young server and he was exceptional. I had to have green chile and had the chimichanga. It was very filling. Highly recommended.

Thank cactus52
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Highly recommend this restaurant. The food was amazing and the staff was very professional. Will eat here every time I am in the area.

Thank _giw548
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband would stop here in the 70s traveling between Los Alamos and Albuquerque. It is still excellent. The service is top-notch. The food is delicious. The ambiance is great.

Thank SeaStar41
Reviewed 16 May 2018

the Santa Claran Hotel recommended this restaurant and it was only about 1 block away. Service was excellent and food was excellent with lots of choices. We went the next night again before we had to leave Espanola.

Thank 776ellie
Reviewed 15 May 2018

Truth is that most New Mexican food looks alike. However, it doesn't all taste the same. Some sopapillas are yeasty and thin, others are fluffy and the perfect foil for honey. I needn't remind you that honey also differs in quality. How are the beans...More

Thank k2xsara
Reviewed 3 May 2018 via mobile

Excellent food! Great service! Tasty Margaritas. Comfortable ambiance. Had lunch there and the prices are very reasonable.

Thank Janice R
Reviewed 20 April 2018

We'd been adventuring in the area and found ourselves starving on a Sunday afternoon. Through TA, found this great restaurant that was sooo busy with local folks coming from church. With a wait of over 30 minutes, we were offered and grabbed seats at the...More

Thank MMA888
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23 September 2017|
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Response from alice w | Reviewed this property |
I would say it's a joke. We went there after hiking at Bandalier, so we weren't dressed up! Enjoy your visit there...
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
10:00 AM - 9:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 603 Santa Cruz Rd, Espanola, NM 87532-2873
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Espanola
  • Phone Number: +1 505-753-3211
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