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Santa Fe Restaurants

El Paragua Restaurant

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

Updated 12/04/2013

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.

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Restaurant Information


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

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505-753–3211; 800-929–8226

Restaurant Details:

  • Credit cards accepted

Updated 12/04/2013


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