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El Parador

El Parador Café was founded in 1959; it is the oldest and most authentic Mexican restaurant in New York, celebrating its 50th year in business. Carlos Jacott launched the original establishment, first located on 2nd Avenue and 31st Street. The restaurant has been lauded for having the best Margaritas by The New York Press and the best Ceviche by The New York Times.

The torch has now been passed onto Jose "Alex" Alejandro, a 1994 graduate of The French Culinary Institute, who continues to grow the restaurant’s following by offering an excellent menu, world class bar & lounge and warm atmosphere.

El Parador is dedicated to culture and hospitality. Many of the customers, dubbed “El Paradorians,” first met each other at the restaurant.

The wonderful ambiance and cuisine has made El Parador Cafe NYC's favorite Mexican Restaurant, voted #1 by Open table and, once again, named a Bib Gourmand winner by the Michelin Guide for great value.
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286 Current Reviews
Summary of Diner Ratings & Reviews
Overall 
4.4 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.4 / 5
(286 Reviews)
Open Ratings Snapshot
Rating Breakdown 286 reviews
5 stars
(156)
4 stars
(95)
3 stars
(27)
2 stars
(6)
1 star
(2)
Food 
4.4 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.4 / 5
Service 
4.3 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.3 / 5
Ambiance 
4.3 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.3 / 5
Noise Level
2 / 3
Energetic
Value 
4.2 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.2 / 5
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Diners classify this restaurant as:
  • neighborhood gem(129)
  • fit for foodies(91)
  • good for groups(74)
  • romantic(69)
  • special occasion(59)
  • great for lunch(37)
El Parador Reviews List
Review 1 for El Parador
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 2/10/2016
 2004
Dined on 2/10/2016
 2004
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 2/10/2016
 2004
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, vibrant bar scene
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Review 2 for El Parador
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 2/09/2016
 2009
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Review 3 for El Parador
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 2/11/2016
 2011
Dined on 2/11/2016
 2011
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 2/11/2016
 2011
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Review 4 for El Parador
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 2/08/2016
 2008
Dined on 2/08/2016
 2008
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 2/08/2016
 2008
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, special occasion
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Review 5 for El Parador
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 2/09/2016
 2013
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Review 6 for El Parador
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 1/29/2016
 2005
Special Features: neighborhood gem
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Review 7 for El Parador
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 2/06/2016
 2003
Special Features: neighborhood gem
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Review 8 for El Parador
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Midtown gem

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"This is truly great Mexican restaurant. We first ate their in 1969 and the quality and service is as good now as it was then."
Dined on 2/05/2016
 2014
Special Features: neighborhood gem
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Review 9 for El Parador
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 2/03/2016
 2008
Special Features: great for lunch, fit for foodies
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Review 10 for El Parador
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 2/05/2016
 2009
Dined on 2/05/2016
 2009
Dined on 2/05/2016
 2009
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Review 11 for El Parador
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 2/02/2016
 2006
Dined on 2/02/2016
 2006
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 2/02/2016
 2006
Special Features: fit for foodies
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Review 12 for El Parador
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 1/02/2016
 2008
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Review 13 for El Parador
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

We ate here 2 years ago. It was better this time!

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Dined on 1/30/2016
 2015
Dined on 1/30/2016
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"Sometimes you find a gem and you just keep coming back. We loved this place. The food, service and ambience are outstanding. The tragedy for us is we live so far away.
We are intrepid global travellers who work hard to find restaurants that tick all the boxes. This time we took some friends - and they were bowled over.
The waiter who looked after us could not have done more to help us enjoy the meal!"
Dined on 1/30/2016
 2015
Special Features: fit for foodies
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Review 14 for El Parador
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 1/30/2016
 2015
Dined on 1/30/2016
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 1/30/2016
 2015
Special Features: neighborhood gem, fit for foodies
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Review 15 for El Parador
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Nostalgia pays off

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Dined on 1/30/2016
 2015
Dined on 1/30/2016
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"When I worked in Manhattan on the East Side in the late 70's and 80's, my boss always took clients to El Parador, and I got to tag along. Having grown up in California, amidst many Mexican restaurants, I was delighted to experience the wonderful cuisine and ambiance that El Parador offered. Recently, I took my family there for a special occasion, and they were so impressed that I remembered this place after so many years. We will put this at the top of our list now for dining out in Manhattan!"
Dined on 1/30/2016
 2015
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, special occasion, fit for foodies, late-night find
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Review 16 for El Parador
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 1/29/2016
 2012
Dined on 1/29/2016
 2012
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 1/29/2016
 2012
Special Features: neighborhood gem, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 17 for El Parador
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Great food & service.

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 1/22/2016
 2006
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for lunch, fit for foodies
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Review 18 for El Parador
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 1/21/2016
 2012
Dined on 1/21/2016
 2012
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Dined on 1/21/2016
 2012
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Review 19 for El Parador
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

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Dined on 1/21/2016
 2011
Dined on 1/21/2016
 2011
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 1/21/2016
 2011
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Review 20 for El Parador
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/21/2016
 2003
Dined on 1/21/2016
 2003
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 1/21/2016
 2003
Special Features: romantic, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion, fit for foodies, late-night find
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Review 21 for El Parador
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Dined on 1/08/2016
 2003
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Review 22 for El Parador
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Very Nice, Authentic Joint

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"I was solo for dinner on business in New York. Craving Mexican food, I looked through reviews of local restaurants and this one always came up with good marks in all of the review services. They were right - good food, good prices and good service. This is a cool little place."
Dined on 12/16/2015
 2010
Special Features: neighborhood gem
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Review 23 for El Parador
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 1/05/2016
 2006
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Review 24 for El Parador
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 1/16/2016
 2012
Dined on 1/16/2016
 2012
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 1/16/2016
 2012
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Review 25 for El Parador
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 11/28/2015
 2004
Dined on 11/28/2015
 2004
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Old world charming. Loved it!"
Dined on 11/28/2015
 2004
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Review 26 for El Parador
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

My Birthday Celebration Dinner of Choice!

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"It's always "just right" good food, good drink, good atmosphere, and good service..."
Dined on 1/14/2016
 2007
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 27 for El Parador
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Dined on 1/11/2016
 2011
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Review 28 for El Parador
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 1/09/2016
 2005
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Review 29 for El Parador
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 1/08/2016
 2010
Special Features: neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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Review 30 for El Parador
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 1/09/2016
 2011
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Review 31 for El Parador
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/06/2016
 2008
Dined on 1/06/2016
 2008
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 1/06/2016
 2008
Special Features: neighborhood gem
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Review 32 for El Parador
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 1/01/2016
 2010
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Review 33 for El Parador
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 1/05/2016
 2013
Dined on 1/05/2016
 2013
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 1/05/2016
 2013
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for lunch, fit for foodies, late-night find
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Review 34 for El Parador
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Great Margaritas, Paella and service"
Dined on 1/05/2016
 2010
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Review 35 for El Parador
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

No kids menu. Food is overcooked.

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Dined on 1/02/2016
 2015
Dined on 1/02/2016
 2015
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
"No kids menu. The food was overcooked. Sofia was not pleasant to look at.
The wind is easy to blow you away inside.
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Dined on 1/02/2016
 2015
Special Features: vibrant bar scene
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Review 36 for El Parador
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/02/2016
 2008
Dined on 1/02/2016
 2008
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 1/02/2016
 2008
Special Features: neighborhood gem
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Review 37 for El Parador
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 1/02/2016
 2010
Dined on 1/02/2016
 2010
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 1/02/2016
 2010
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Review 38 for El Parador
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 1/01/2016
 2007
Special Features: neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies
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Review 39 for El Parador
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 1/01/2016
 2010
Dined on 1/01/2016
 2010
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 1/01/2016
 2010
Special Features: fit for foodies, kid-friendly
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Review 40 for El Parador
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Dined on 1/02/2016
 2009
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Review 41 for El Parador
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 12/29/2015
 2010
Dined on 12/29/2015
 2010
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"Consistently the Best Mexican Restaurant in New York."
Dined on 12/29/2015
 2010
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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Review 42 for El Parador
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 12/29/2015
 2010
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, fit for foodies
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Review 43 for El Parador
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/29/2015
 2015
Dined on 12/29/2015
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 12/29/2015
 2015
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Review 44 for El Parador
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 12/24/2015
 2007
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 45 for El Parador
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

A little disappointing

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
"I thought the restaurant needed some refurbishing. The chairs were wobbly and the very back of the restaurant seemed very tight where I was sitting. The margaritas were adequate. The food was good but certainly not worth their steep prices. The warm salsa was something to acquire a taste for - I'm not there yet. The restaurant on the whole was OK but I wouldn't be going back there anytime soon."
Dined on 12/23/2015
 2013
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Review 46 for El Parador
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/18/2015
 2015
Dined on 12/18/2015
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 12/18/2015
 2015
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, kid-friendly, late-night find
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Review 47 for El Parador
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 10/08/2015
 2012
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Review 48 for El Parador
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 9/26/2015
 2010
Dined on 9/26/2015
 2010
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"The food is always excellent and it's a fun place to go with a big group. They have good frozen margs and I absolutely love their chefs combo dish. Would highly recommend as the premier Mexican option in the area."
Dined on 9/26/2015
 2010
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Review 49 for El Parador
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 12/19/2015
 2009
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Review 50 for El Parador
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Neighborhood gem

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"My husband and I lived in Murray Hill 30 years ago and often dined at El Parador. We went back last week with friends and enjoyed it just as much. The food is traditional Mexican and nicely prepared. The room is still attractive and the service was great."
Dined on 12/19/2015
 2005
Special Features: neighborhood gem
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