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El Paragua Restaurant

  • 603 Santa Cruz Rd. Map It
  • Española
  • Mexican
  • Fodor's Choice

Published 06/26/2017

Fodor's Review

With a dark, intimate atmosphere of wood and stone, this historic place started out as a lemonade-cum-taco stand in the late 1950s but is now known for some of the state's most authentic New Mexican and regional Mexican cuisine. Steaks and fish are grilled over a mesquite-wood fire; other specialties include chorizo enchiladas, panfried breaded trout amandine, and menudo. This restaurant is still a family affair; service is gracious and the location in the small city of Española makes this a good stop en route to Abiquiú or on the way to Taos, via both the Low and High roads.

Restaurant Information


603 Santa Cruz Rd., NM 76 just east of NM 68, Española, New Mexico, 87532, USA

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505-753–3211; 800-929–8226

Published 06/26/2017


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