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“favorite Mexican food in the area”

El Paraiso Family Mexican Restaurant
Ranked #16 of 42 Restaurants in Buena Vista
Cuisines: Mexican
Dining options: After-hours
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Dining options: After-hours
Reviewed 4 September 2013

On our return trip to El Paraiso, we knew we would not be disappointed. As soon as one enters this restaurant, you are greeted with a smile and prompt seating. The salsa and chips are wonderful and one's orders arrive in a timely manner. Real Mexican food is served and wait staff is always there to help you if needed. Making sure the customers are enjoying their food, our waiter was efficient and congenial. This time we sat outside on the back patio and thoroughly enjoyed the atmosphere. This seating is highly recommended. Yes, we will return once again when we are in the area.

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Thank mdm0929
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Reviewed 4 September 2013

I have dined here twice. The food offerings are typical of what one finds at Mexican restaurants in the USA. There are ample amounts of chips and salsa offered with your meal. I love the flaming margaritas! What an unusual twist to have a half lime rind on fire in my drink! The wait staff was very friendly.

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Thank dixiepeach
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Reviewed 2 September 2013

From the moment we walked through the door, we were made to feel welcome. Seated quickly. Sservice was fast, efficient and friendly-we were checked on every time any of the staff walked by. Food was excellent. I had some of the very best carnitas I have ever eaten. Small but nice vegetarian selection. Great chips and salsa. Very reasonable prices. Can't wait to go back.

Thank Emby
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Reviewed 12 August 2013

There were some down sides to this meal, but I rate restaurants by quality, value and meeting expectations so El Paraiso made the excellent category but barely.

The salsa was excellent. The chips were good, bagged, but good. The cheese enchilada I had was excellent, other's meals were well prepared, presented and everyone there (a full table) had great things to say. The guacamole was perfect!

The service was excellent and the price was very nice. A great value for the money.

The space was awkward. The building needs repair and floor work. There is not enough room in the aisles and tables are oddly placed. We sat in the bar area (the only place big enough to accommodate us since it was raining outside). It was noisy and gave insight to the, ummm, not as excellent kitchen routines.

I also had a chile relleno which was only fair, but therice and beans were excellent.

Definitely recommended.

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1  Thank nabenom
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Reviewed 10 August 2013 via mobile

This is a fantastically run restaurant. We had great service on our visit and were seated quickly. They have complimentary chips and salsa and asked if we wanted more repeatedly. The food was great, authentic, and made fresh. We were all stuffed when we left and happy to have great service.

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Thank Dustin H
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