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El Paraiso

721 Mechem Dr, Ruidoso, NM 88345-6911
+1 505-257-0279
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good38%
  • Average5%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible0%
4 weeks ago
“Meeting an out of town couple”
14 Oct 2017
“Great Mexican food”
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721 Mechem Dr, Ruidoso, NM 88345-6911
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food was excellent. We entered just at the end of lunch rush. The waitress was so tolerant of us just sitting and visiting long after we finished eating. We would not have done that except their rush was over. We tipped accordingly of course!!

Thank Evelyn L
Reviewed 15 October 2017

Food was great hot and warm and service was great...had been looking for a true tex- Mex food in Ruidoso ,since we are from Texas and were told at the Inn of the Mountain Gods to come to this place and for us to eat...More

Thank Daniel F
Reviewed 30 September 2017

We always stop in for breakfast and lunch. They serve all day breakfast as well as great Mexican food. It's hidden behind a grocery store parking lot but well worth the search!

Thank roberttD6557AH
Reviewed 16 August 2017

We often stop here for breakfast. My husband likes the smothered breakfast burrito -- it is huge! I enjoy the tacos and their enchiladas. The wait staff is wonderful. Lots of menu selection and specials offered.

Thank mondiale
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

Nice little out of the way restaurant. Very reasonable prices & good food. Husband said the chili relleno was really good. I would recommend the beef enchilada over the cheese. Will definitely go back.

Thank tami w
Reviewed 21 July 2016

I had a 'western style' omelet for breakfast which was the best omelet I have had in MANY an omelet eaten out. Just wonderful. I went back for lunch today and had the shredded beef tacos which were VERY GOOD as was the obviously made...More

Thank Scott S
Reviewed 4 March 2016

Went for breakfast to try out the food. It you would expect from area Mexican restaurants. Food portions are good, prices are about what you would pay anywhere in the area. Staff is friendly, plenty of seating. Food flavors are not bad. If you are...More

Reviewed 17 December 2015

This is a family owned restaurant that, for the money, serves one of the best breakfasts in Ruidoso. The staff is friendly and always aiming to please. The menu offers traditional American and Mexican breakfast plates; all good.

Thank MikeBwest
Reviewed 28 October 2015

Wound up here as a result of being recommended by several locals. What a find! The food was simply great. Service was nice and pleasant. Had the JUMBO shredded beef burrito and it was one of the best I have ever had. It was almost...More

Thank Rick U
Reviewed 29 September 2014

...but the breakfast food is good. Had a good taco salad for lunch once. It is a clean place with good service. Good value. Not expensive.

Thank HornDozer
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23 August 2017|
Response from mondiale | Reviewed this property |
They do not serve alcoholic beverages. The good is very good -- and the prices are right. We typically go there for breakfast and lunch. And occasionally, I pick up take-out there. This is a place frequented by locals... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Delivery
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Open Hours
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 721 Mechem Dr, Ruidoso, NM 88345-6911
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Ruidoso
  • Phone Number: +1 505-257-0279
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