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El Parasol

Certificate of Excellence
Mexican, Southwestern
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1903 Central Ave, Los Alamos, NM 87544-3023
+1 505-661-0303
07:00 - 18:00
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Sun 09:00 - 14:00
Mon - Fri 07:00 - 18:00
Sat 08:00 - 14:00
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Murfreesboro, Tennessee
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 24 June 2016 via mobile

The Chicken Tacos are top of the line food, they were just amazing! I recommend that over anything. The only problem was it is a bit pricey, but I will vouch that it's worth the money. When me and my aunt were there we also came across a member of the owners family, and she took the time to greet... More 

Thank ColinTalks
Level Contributor
10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 June 2016

We were looking for a quick place for dinner after a long day at the Tent Rocks and then Bandelier National Monument. The vegetarian burrito was amazing! The rest of my family was very happy with their food as well. If you are in the area it is a great lunch or dinner option.

Thank tantoria
1 review
Reviewed 3 May 2016

their combination plates are taco plates, nothing to rave about, 2 tacos beans and rice. Average at best and since I am local, I could eat anywhere and will from now on. Tried, failed, done.

Thank Teri D
Los Alamos, New Mexico
Level Contributor
5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 26 April 2016 via mobile

El Parasol is easily the best New Mexican restaurant in town. Fairly priced, always delicious, and fast service. Their chicken tacos are out of this world! A vegan option-get a vegetarian burrito with no cheese. And if you are sensitive to spicy, ask for the chilli on the side.

Thank Ilovefood505
Level Contributor
10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2016

We stopped in for lunch and were just as happy as when we had breakfast. The chile-cheese fries were great. The tamales are delicious. No complaints from my teenage boys. Try the horchata drink- it's right next to all the sodas- delicious!

Thank mamaj
Los Alamos, New Mexico
2 reviews
Reviewed 17 March 2016

All food dishes are tasty northern NM family recipe specials. Meat and veggie options. Excellent sides of chili, salsa, chips etc.

Thank Stephen Y
Waterville, Vermont
Level Contributor
4 reviews
Reviewed 15 March 2016

This is my local go-to place for fast food. They have a great veggie burger and wheat buns. They also have veggie tamales. Also, very good.

Thank kguider2004
Pensacola, Florida
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110 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 February 2016

The food here is very good and service is quick. For the portions it's on the pricey side, which is the usual in Los Alamos.

Thank JH2014
Jemez Springs, New Mexico
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2016

My husband and I often eat at El Parasol when in Los Alamos. The food is delicious. You order at the counter and sometimes have to pick it up yourself and sometimes they will bring it to the table. The atmosphere is just average, but cleanliness is A+. Prices are a bit high but it is Los Alamos-everything there costs... More 

Thank P C
Glen Ellyn, Illinois
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24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2016

Was in town for a brief meeting. Had an unexpected period of time to fill. Realized I was hungry and decided on a egg, chorizo breakfast burrito with green chiles of course! Jesus that was good! I ordered a coffee and had a sip of the horchata. OMG! It was smooth and delightful. Decided to make a horchata latte! was... More 

Thank tortuga97

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 10
Mexican, Southwestern
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?