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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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70 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The owner of this establishment is always there, going from table to table making sure everyone is satisfied. Immaculate dining rooms, above average food - especially by Colorado standards for 'MexTex' style. Service has always been good the times I've visited. Nothing has ever tasted like it was prepared yesterday or has been under a heat lamp for an hour.... More 

Thank Islandtexan
Spanish Fork, Utah
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97 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The restaurant was very close to my hotel, I had a early dinner. The wait staff very attentive and friendly Chips and salsa fresh and very good The prices are reasonable

Thank phyllis a
Gunnison, Colorado
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visit this area 2-3 times a year. We found this restaurant today & will definitely be back. Service was exceptional and the food was great. Highly recommend chile rellano and enchiladas. Their sauces are excellent. The verde sauce was best I've ever had.

Thank lhf1313
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

Great family friendly service & average... but authentic food & drink. Good selection. Good atmosphere

Thank Tyler N
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016 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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59 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 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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380 reviews
235 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 218 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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34 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 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

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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, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?