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El Parador Cafe

) #1,096 of 9,272 Restaurants in New York City $$ - $$$ 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)
“moles” (7 reviews)
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Mexican, Latin, Contemporary
$$ - $$$
325 E 34th St, Frnt 1, New York City, NY 10016-4928
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Reviewed 4 days ago

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

Thank Christine1395
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

Thank HealthyTravel228
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank ZenHealer7
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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.

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

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

1  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

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
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

This restaurant has been a staple in Murray Hill for many years. You can easily walk past and not notice it. But once inside, it's like being transported to a different time.

Thank Heather D
Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

Really enjoyed the tacos and guacamole. The sizes are quite large and the food is good. Go for the frozen margaritas!

Thank Skigasp
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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
Mexican, Latin, Contemporary
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
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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