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El Parasol

1903 Central Ave, Los Alamos, NM 87544-3023
+1 505-661-0303
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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good48%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“chicken tacos” (11 reviews)
“guacamole” (11 reviews)
“chilli” (15 reviews)
Open Now
08:00 - 14:00All hours
Mexican, Southwestern
1903 Central Ave, Los Alamos, NM 87544-3023
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Reviews (125)
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Food is always consistent, chicken tacos are excellent, a bit pricey, and prices went up and quantity of food in the tacos went down a bit, maybe not noticeable to most people, but if you are used to eating 3 tacos, you will have to...More

Thank Ted U
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food is terrible and the service miserable. This is essentially a fast food restaurant. The menu is posted on the wall and the person taking the orders was uninterested in explaining the options. She was bored and curt and only wanted to take the...More

Thank SophiesMom4
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

El Parasol is famous for it's breakfast burritos, but lunch is also great. It is very casual (all orders are bagged for takeout, but there are seats inside and outside on premises). They use shredded beef, unlike most NM restaurants. The menu is a bit...More

Thank Rick W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love their Carne Adovada. There Tacos are special prepared the old fashioned way before there was such a thing a store-bought taco shells. This is the best place for New Mexican food in Los Alamos. We go there frequently for lunch with our grandchildren.

Thank linacwiz
Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

Chicken tacos excellent. Fajita burrito excellent. Green chili excellent. First time eating here. When looking for mexican fast food, we would definitely go back. Thanks.

Thank R_from_NJ_USA
Reviewed 14 August 2017

Lunch after church, good, fast,and friendly service. A good beef burrito was just as good as they where my last trip in to Los Alamos.

Thank Tireswing69
Reviewed 8 August 2017

Great food at a good price. Always a good place to go for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Chicken Tacos are good and the Guisada is a great shredded beef burrito.

Thank Kelly F
Reviewed 30 June 2017 via mobile

A spur of the moment decision while visiting Los Alamos lead us to El Parasol. A bit difficult to find in a large shopping plaza with loads of asphalt on a hot day, we were a bit cranky by the time we went in. This...More

Thank hunterlee1084
Reviewed 9 May 2017

I enjoyed eating here. I had the beef combination which came with plenty of food for a person. And, this place is not expensive at all!

Thank Pallav B
Reviewed 4 May 2017

This is a busy locals restaurant where the line is long and the service is slow for the crowd. The tamales are by far the best thing on the menu and I would go back for those alone. The enchiladas are also quite good. However,...More

Thank MontanaCraig
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 10
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Parking Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Kids
Open Hours
09:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 14:00
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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