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El Parasol

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Mexican, Southwestern, Fast food
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1833 Cerrillos Rd, Santa Fe, NM 87505-3369
+1 505-995-8015
08:00 - 19:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 09:00 - 15:00
Mon - Fri 07:00 - 20:00
Sat 08:00 - 19:00
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Flagstaff, Arizona
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180 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Went here with my wife and our 7 month old. We were in a good and smiley mood, excited to be in Santa Fe, and were met with a very rude worker. No greeting, she just mumbled something and seemed to be in a hurry even though no one was behind us. We asked if we could sit in the... More 

Thank matt v
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

I love, love, love their shredded beef tacos with guacamole, they are excellent. I've also had their Carne Adovada and it's also great. A favorite place to take out in Santa Fe.

3 Thank Mindy C
Sedona, AZ
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21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

I remember this as being more amazing, but it's still perfectly fine. It's food done fast, but way better than fast food.

2 Thank alaskacie
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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97 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

I had the carne guisada burrito, shredded beef. Their chile was nice, mild and flavorful, but the burrito was just average.

Thank WanderlustDust
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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49 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 175 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Great place to stop by to pick up breakfast, lunch or dinner and take home or eat in your car. They sell large takeout sizes of many of their offerings for family dinners or parties. Authentic New Mexico style chile made in traditional recipes. They don't tone the heat down for wimps either. Highly Recommend!

4 Thank TravellerMan_11
Colleyville, Texas
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306 reviews
190 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 179 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

A magazine article listed El Parasol as one of their favorites for fried tacos with red chili salsa. I went for breakfast and wasn't disappointed with the green chili breakfast burrito with sausage. All of the materials looked good and tasted great. My only surprise was that this place is basically take out and drive through. I saw several of... More 

3 Thank Frank M
Golden, Colorado
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38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016

My favorite is the location in Espanola, NM because you feel transported to another place. Sitting under the cottonwoods at a picnic table with ferral (but friendly) cats running around. I have been to three different locations and, although they lack that rustic feel and charm of the original Espanola location, the high quality and freshness of their food is... More 

4 Thank harrymcballs
Decatur, Alabama
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016

This is an authentic Mexican restaurant not your typical Tex Mex style of foods.The menu offers a good selection of simple foods. I ordered the burrito norteno which was large and deliciously made with fresh ingredients.

2 Thank Donna H
Lake Arrowhead, California
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219 reviews
187 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 198 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016

Shredded beef tacos are awesome, chicken avocado tacos are great as well, The green chile cheese burger is to die for and the french fries travel well across town. Something to be said for simple, good food.

2 Thank CandPtravel
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

The tacos the tacos the tacos!! Holy moly they're good at this place. They're lightly fried and have a good crunch, but it's authentic. DO NOT think taco bell hard taco at all. Think thin homemade corn tortillas lightly fried with the stuff inside. They are delicious The tortilla burger is also the best one I have ever eaten. And... More 

2 Thank Lewin B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 10
Mexican, Southwestern, Fast food
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 19:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1833 Cerrillos Rd, Santa Fe, NM 87505-3369
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Santa Fe
  • Phone Number: +1 505-995-8015

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?