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El Parasol

602 Santa Cruz Rd, Espanola, NM 87532
+1 505-753-8852
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good33%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“chicken tacos” (15 reviews)
“guacamole” (18 reviews)
“chicharron” (6 reviews)
Open Now
7:00 AM - 9:00 PMAll hours
Mexican, Southwestern, Fast food
602 Santa Cruz Rd, Espanola, NM 87532
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Reviewed 13 December 2017

There may not be a more rustic, charming Mexican restaurant in New Mexico! The food is standard Mexican fare with huge portions and the service is wonderful and professional. We've been back numerous times.

Thank hankmail505
Reviewed 24 October 2017

value for money...well not really...a small pint of salsa was 5 bucks... tamales were 2.50 each but they were good..no complaints on that front by way of taste or quality... biscochitos..3 for 2.50...oh well...would i go back? yes... but get selective tamales and be done...

Thank srfyogi
Reviewed 16 October 2017

Great little affordable taco stand. I had a chicken burrito, a taco and chips, and it was around $18. Just be advised....the hot salsa is VERY hot! Like, WAY hotter than other hot salsas. They aren't playing!

Thank 918SarahJane
Reviewed 9 October 2017

Stopped by for lunch last week and enjoyed the casual dining and superb food that the ladies at El Parasol put out. Fair warning: Call ahead if you want quick service since the place is really popular with the locals! This is simply a great...More

Thank Richard B
Reviewed 12 July 2017

Stumbled on this "taco stand" while on a road trip around New Mexico. Looked like a fun place to stop for tacos and a break from driving - it was! Wonderful tacos and the pork burrito was fantastic! Lots of locals their, young and old,...More

Thank Greg G
Reviewed 30 May 2017

Whenever my kids come back home they go to this taco stand before coming to see their folks. And I don't blame them a bit! Such crunchy greasy tasty tacos. The chicken rice soup is crazy good and the posole with red chile from The...More

Thank kathleenedna
Reviewed 24 May 2017

Not fancy. Nothing more than a kitchen, covered front section and outdoor seating. The big surprise is the tasty tacos served at El Parasol. Order at the window and food prepared to order. Pick up. Outdoor picnic tables available or eat in the car. The...More

Thank BlueridgeCharlie
Reviewed 5 May 2017

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...More

Thank Richard B
Reviewed 1 May 2017

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...More

Thank Joseph V
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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2 August 2017|
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Response from BlueridgeCharlie | Reviewed this property |
I would taste both in sample cups and make a decision. Only tried the red so can't provide an answer. Thoroughly enjoyed their tacos.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Southwestern, Fast food
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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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