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El Parasol

1903 Central Ave, Los Alamos, NM 87544-3023
+1 505-661-0303
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good48%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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“chicken tacos” (16 reviews)
“guacamole” (15 reviews)
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7:00 AM - 6:00 PM Hours
Mexican, Southwestern, Fast food, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
1903 Central Ave, Los Alamos, NM 87544-3023
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Food was very good. Each of us enjoyed our meal and prices were decent. Atmosphere was good and we enjoyed ourselves. Only problem was waiter had friends in the restaurant and he was more involved with visiting with them than taking care of his customers.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank mcbunch
Reviewed 5 days ago

El Parasol has the BEST tacos in Los Alamos. My favorite are the Chicken Guacamole, but the others are yummy too.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Jill K
Reviewed 12 October 2018

We'd stopped in Los Alamos to see the science museums and wanted a casual lunch. We saw all the locals gravitating to this spot and figured it must be good. We were not disappointed. You order your New Mexican fast food at the counter, its...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank turtlemom1
Reviewed 10 October 2018

This place no longer looks like the building and loan it started out as over 50 years ago. Great breakfast, good coffee.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank TrevorKane
Reviewed 9 October 2018 via mobile

We chose this location based on the reviews of others. I'm not usually partial to chicken tacos but based on the other reviews I decided try them. Take the advise!!! They were the best chicken tacos I've ever had. The flavor is amazing. The homemade...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank karenlwest1234
Reviewed 4 October 2018 via mobile

Local establishment that offers great Mexican food. Not fancy but very popular with locals. Closes at 7pm so don’t wait. Also, does not sell alcohol.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank D C
Reviewed 27 September 2018

This is still a very good over-the-counter source of basic New Mexican fare, but I have to downgrade it somewhat for service issues the last two times I was there. The most recent one was the more frustrating: I apparently arrived right at a shift...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank canbelto
Reviewed 25 August 2018 via mobile

My NM family always stops here for to-go food & a pee stop. The frito pie was pretty good looking too. Lots of gravel parking for RVs, trailers, pop-ups, things that get towed, etc. Not QUITE so sure about semis and trailers for parking, though!...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank schmink45
Reviewed 12 August 2018

We had just arrived in town and wanted a local, casual place for lunch. This place was near the national historic site and packed. With good reason, the food is excellent. However, it is not quick. Also we had ordered our food to eat there,...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank NancyBirk
Reviewed 28 July 2018 via mobile

My husband and I experienced El Parasol for the first time today. We had exceptional breakfast burritos that were smothered in a well roasted, deep flavored green chile. I had the chorizo burrito and he had the one with bacon. Both were very good and...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank femmechaude
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
US$ 10
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1903 Central Ave, Los Alamos, NM 87544-3023
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Los Alamos
  • Phone Number: +1 505-661-0303
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