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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” (59 reviews)
“sopapillas” (109 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 3 days ago via mobile

Great food as usual with best tasting chilli and Spanish cuisine and service is always good and courteous

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Gene J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a delicious first dinner upon arriving to Santa Fe, New Mexico in this restaurant with over 60 years serving dinners. We were excited for another great experience. The second dinner in November 2018 was disappointing. Not planning on giving it a third try...The...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank avatar20182018
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Went for lunch. We both had the chata plate. They were good, but nothing great. The enchilada on the plate is the house specialty, which is served with green chile. My wife prefers red, so they accommodated her by leaving the green off and serving...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank 678briano
Reviewed 1 December 2018 via mobile

The food was okay... green chili was almost too hot to enjoy, and I like hot. Chips needed to be warmed up but the salsa was good. Atmosphere felt authentic and unique but it was so dark in the corner where our table was that...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Noazchica
Reviewed 25 November 2018 via mobile

Kinda high priced for a local dive. Tasty food made to order. Great Chile flavors. Crazy parking with driveway to rear of the place disecting parking area and order booth.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank techsystens
Reviewed 21 November 2018

Popped in as highly recommended - was not disappointed - excellent margaritas, great food too - fresh and spicy wide range of Mexican/Spanish dishes which you will not be disappointed with.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank JayUKs
Reviewed 6 November 2018

Having grown up in Northern New Mexico, I have a great appreciation for truly excellent food of this region. Visiting the area on business, I dropped in at El Paragua for lunch/dinner on a Sunday afternoon and got a double treat: superb New Mexican food...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank StorySearcher
Reviewed 27 October 2018

Went here with my son, the chef, for dinner and we were both impressed. The atmosphere was wonderful, and the service was impeccable. Our server was knowledgable, friendly and professional. The menu was highly diversified with something for everyone and a price range that went...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Nebulous V
Reviewed 23 October 2018

Met family members here while on location - their recommendation was great. The place is quaint and comfortable. Service was fast and friendly. Food was excellent - the brunch was enjoyed by everyone. Sopapillas and choke cherry jam was an excellent finish to the meal!

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Cheryl C
Reviewed 23 October 2018

This is the best food I've ever had in my life. The restaurant has a very homey and quaint feel and is absolutely beautiful. Quite possibly the best food in New Mexico and most definitely the best food in Espanola. Worth the drive if you're...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank 716AllisonR
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23 September 2017|
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Response from alicew919 | 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
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
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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