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El Parasol

Certificate of Excellence
Mexican, Southwestern
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1903 Central Ave, Los Alamos, NM 87544-3023
+1 505-661-0303
07:00 - 18:00
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Sun 09:00 - 14:00
Mon - Fri 07:00 - 18:00
Sat 08:00 - 14:00
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Los Alamos, New Mexico
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2016 via mobile

El Parasol is easily the best New Mexican restaurant in town. Fairly priced, always delicious, and fast service. Their chicken tacos are out of this world! A vegan option-get a vegetarian burrito with no cheese. And if you are sensitive to spicy, ask for the chilli on the side.

Thank Ilovefood505
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2016

We stopped in for lunch and were just as happy as when we had breakfast. The chile-cheese fries were great. The tamales are delicious. No complaints from my teenage boys. Try the horchata drink- it's right next to all the sodas- delicious!

Thank mamaj
Los Alamos, New Mexico
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2016

All food dishes are tasty northern NM family recipe specials. Meat and veggie options. Excellent sides of chili, salsa, chips etc.

Thank Stephen Y
Waterville, Vermont
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016

This is my local go-to place for fast food. They have a great veggie burger and wheat buns. They also have veggie tamales. Also, very good.

Thank kguider2004
Pensacola, Florida
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110 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2016

The food here is very good and service is quick. For the portions it's on the pricey side, which is the usual in Los Alamos.

Thank JH2014
Jemez Springs, New Mexico
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2016

My husband and I often eat at El Parasol when in Los Alamos. The food is delicious. You order at the counter and sometimes have to pick it up yourself and sometimes they will bring it to the table. The atmosphere is just average, but cleanliness is A+. Prices are a bit high but it is Los Alamos-everything there costs... More 

Thank P C
Glen Ellyn, Illinois
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24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2016

Was in town for a brief meeting. Had an unexpected period of time to fill. Realized I was hungry and decided on a egg, chorizo breakfast burrito with green chiles of course! Jesus that was good! I ordered a coffee and had a sip of the horchata. OMG! It was smooth and delightful. Decided to make a horchata latte! was... More 

Thank tortuga97
Denver, Colorado
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218 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2016

I'm from New Mexico and I've tried many green chile cheeseburgers. This place is not much on atmosphere or service (I got takeout), and they were hard to find, but their green chile cheeseburgers are completely worth it. The fries were also very good and they had bischochitos, which I love to see.

Thank KendraP05
Los Alamos, New Mexico
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33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2015

Flavorless hamburger in a tough, greasy tortilla. I really tried to like it but it just wasn't good.

Thank Angela O
Risskov, Denmark
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99 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2015

Has a good location and parking in front. It looks like a cheap diner/fast food place. Food and service was fine, portion was big. Got my mexican food experience.

Thank Ouistity

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Mexican, Southwestern
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
09:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1903 Central Ave, Los Alamos, NM 87544-3023
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Los Alamos
  • Phone Number: +1 505-661-0303

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