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El Paragua

603 Santa Cruz Rd, Espanola, NM 87532-2873
+1 505-753-3211
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good24%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible5%
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“enchiladas” (54 reviews)
“sopapillas” (103 reviews)
“tortillas” (23 reviews)
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Mexican, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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603 Santa Cruz Rd, Espanola, NM 87532-2873
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It's the best dining experience in northern NM. The ambiance can't be beat, service is always top-notch, and the food is amazing. You won't believe the spread you'll get ordering the Relleno plate! Very powerful margaritas too.

Thank Erika L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food was very good. I had the combo plate . To our surprise dessert was part of our meal. The best sopapillas I have ever had. This was a stop on the way to Santa Fe , it was worth it.

Thank KCfromKCNY
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We found this place by accident. It was packed. We had good food and good service. We ordered the Chili Rellenos. Very good. The meal is served in courses. I had the mango margarita. It was like drinking dessert. Sopapillas to end the meal served...More

Thank texas75056
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have had the best service in El Paragua for many years. I go to the bar and the service is always awesome! Unfortunately, the management (ie Jose Atencio) is the problem. Tonight, I went in for dinner selected the $$36 filet. It was served...More

Thank Dawn L
Reviewed 9 September 2018 via mobile

We have eaten at El Paragua numerous times, always taking friends and family. But its not as good as it had been in the past. But the chile was all about heat and no flavor, we like hot chile. The margaritas were like lemonade and...More

Thank Jazzyzoe
Reviewed 8 September 2018

Delicious, original recipes served with a starter salad and sopapillas. Beware, they don’t hold back the heat in some items on the menu. If you like milder spice be sure to ask your waiter, there is something for everyone on the expansive menu. The atmosphere...More

Thank paula_mower
Reviewed 29 August 2018

We stayed in Abiquiu for 3 nights, and we came into Española for lunch on the first day after visiting Plaza Blanca and the Poshuouinge Ruins. It was a really nice surprise to leave the heat of the day, walk in the front door and...More

Thank hkbuck
Reviewed 23 August 2018

This was our go to place when going to or through Espanola, NM. The last time we went there the service was much slower than usual. We ordered blue corn cheese enchilada's. Order of beef was delivered. Re-order placed then what we got was blue...More

Thank MarvinC36
Reviewed 17 August 2018

On our frequent trips to visit family in the Santa Fe area, we always go to two locally popular bastions of New Mexican cuisine: Tomasita's, which I have already reviewed, and El Paragua. El Paragua is about 45 minutes north of Santa Fe just beyond...More

Thank Jim R
Reviewed 16 August 2018

An excellent restaurant if you're a fan of the local food. It's a busy place but we have never had to wait. We've eaten here four times now always ordering different dishes and everything is cooked to perfection. Carnitas, rellenos, tacos, enchilada are all superb....More

Thank HPSeeker
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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
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Average prices
US$ 15
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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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