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El Paraiso Family Mexican Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
Mexican, Southwestern, Gluten Free Options
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112 S Main St, Gunnison, CO 81230-2333
+1 970-641-4957
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was a wonderful Mexican restaurant in the heart of Gunnison. It is nicely decorated and has great service. Best of all, the food is fantastic.

Thank Laura m
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34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I ordered the Carnitas Plate which was tasty and very nicely done. Hubs ordered #33 Chicken Enchiladas and thought it quite bland. Neither of us like raw onion so were not fans of the salsa and in fact did not like it. Excellent Margaritas! Have never been served a 'flaming' Margarita! Service couldn't have been better. Enjoyed the decor and... More 

Thank Vickie K
Divide, Colorado
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Found this absolutely fantastic restaurant on a side street just off the "main drag". Late lunch while traveling. Great friendly service and an absolutely outstanding Chile Releno. We tried their restaurant in Buena Vista three days later with just as great cheerful service and again great food. We will return for more outstanding food on our next trip

Thank stevesimm
Fort Myers, Florida
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376 reviews
234 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 213 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

Passing through town we expected an older, more rural clientele. Probably due to the university in town, the majority of the customers were about college age, and the restaurant was almost full. The food was typical Mexican food with a typical comprehensive Mexican menu, but the dishes were in the top 25% in quality. Carne asada, guacamole, salsa, enchiladas, and... More 

Thank ValVil
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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

Wonderful atmosphere. Super service, always someone checking on you, not just the person that took your order. Very good food, I got the seafood chimichanga and it was awesome and had plenty to take home. Definitely a eat at again place!

Thank Jimmy B
Westminster, Colorado
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60 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

My husband wanted Mexican food and here's where we ended up. The staff was super friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. The food was bland although plentiful. I ordered the Carnita Plate. The flavor was ok but the pork wasn't crispy. They offered a selection of beans and the refrieds were satisfactory. Also, the prices were higher than what the quality of... More 

Thank ChristineHernandez
Carthage, Texas
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74 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

We ordered the mixed fajitas for two and they were delicious. Lots of food, more than enough for two people. Very friendly service. We will definitely eat here again if we are in the area.

Thank janendtx
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

On a Monday evening when other restaurant choices happened to be closed, this downtown restaurant worked out okay. Despite a goodly crowd, we were seated promptly and our order taken fairly quickly. I opted for the Super Burrito that was posted as the evening special, and she got chicken enchiladas. The food was hot and tasty. But if you go... More 

Thank AJS54
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118 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

Nothing special About the food. It's ok. Not a lot of flavor. No spices just bland. Our first patron margaritas were Excellent. The second ones were made by someone else other than our server and were not Patron!! But we paid for patron when we saw the bill. Nice place to sit outside on a summer evening.

Thank Mtntopmama
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

Good food at a good price, service was fast nothing at all to complain about. We will visit again on our next visit

Thank Jim S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 112 S Main St, Gunnison, CO 81230-2333
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Gunnison
  • Phone Number: +1 970-641-4957
Email them at elparaisofamilymexicanrestaurant@hotmail.com Best meal we had in Gunnison; great food, prices and service

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?