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“Authentic Mexican!” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of El Paraiso Family Mexican Restaurant

El Paraiso Family Mexican Restaurant
Ranked #17 of 41 Restaurants in Buena Vista
Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Groups, Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Des Moines, Iowa
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37 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Authentic Mexican!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2014

The food was very authentic. Our waiter even told us that the dish we ordered tastes just like his mother makes at home and is one of his favorites. They make a homemade mole sauce that is hard to find in some restaurants. Great service. The only complaint was that we had several different waiters and waitresses and not always the same one helping us. It was hard to know who to tip (or who would get the tip).

Visited July 2014
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Frenchtown, New Jersey
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Great Food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2014

We came here after it was recommended to us by the locals. Everything we ordered was delicious and the staff was very friendly and helpful. They checked on us frequently to fill our water glasses and to ask if we needed anything else. The restaurant has nice outdoor seating in the back as well as inside seats.

Visited July 2014
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Walsenburg, Colorado
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30 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Nice Tex Mex”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2014

My wife and I were visiting Buena Vista and decided to try the restaurant. The building looks like a converted house. It was decorated nicely especially on the exterior.

The menu was fairly large. We decided to try the chili rellenos combination with rice and beans. The food was good. We really enjoyed their salsa. Chips and salsa were complimentary. I have included pictures of the combinations and the lunch specials.

The wait staff was very friendly and attentive.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Loveland, Colorado
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Good Mexican Food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2014

Nice little Mexican restaurant. The salsa is homemade and very good. The average meal is about 10 bucks.

Visited July 2014
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Littleton, Colorado
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38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Chips and salsa....yummy”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2014

Four of us started our vacation dining at El Paraiso Mexican Restaurant. The endless amount of chips and salsa saved us from a horrible experience. Service was very slow (in a half full establishment) and the food was average. We joked about the chicken burrito with very little chicken and a whole lot of beans.

Don't expect much beyond an average meal if you go here

  • Visited July 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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