They don't make them likeThey don't make them like this anymore. Authentic, unpretentious, with genuine atmosphere, great food and excellent service.5/6/2013 12:00:00 AMYumGreat food and wait staff. Only complaint is that it is sometimes booked when we want to go. Keep it up El Parador!5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat authentic MexicanI found this r restaurant on the net and it claimed to be the best & most authentic Mexican in New York. We were coming from New Zealand and wanted something great not average like most " tex Mex" outfits. We weren't disappointed. The restaurant has a cool ambience & we were greeted at the door by the owner who was very welcoming. Top service and excellent food that goes beyond nachos! If you like Sangria, then there's was the best I've tried. Well worth the visit.5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMThe best!Best Mexican food restaurant in the world. Period.4/30/2013 12:00:00 AMFun Mexican spot in the heartFun Mexican spot in the heart of Murray hill. Neighboorhood joint that serves delicious Mexican food and great drinks. Ambiance is lively and fun! Nice spot to unwind and relax.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMEl Parador came recommendedEl Parador came recommended by a friend who loves good food. We were not disappointed.
Right from the moment I made the reservation (we live in Canada and were visiting NYC)
the level of customer service was excellent. And the food did not disappoint us. We have already recommended this little gem to friends travelling to New York.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMMexican at it's best!Exceptional Mexican food - never had anything but a fabulous meal here and service is always terrific. Whether you are in the neighborhood or need to make a trip over, make it your business to eat here!4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMWe were a party of six seatedWe were a party of six seated in the rear - the restaurant is a "happening" place and it is hard to hear across-the-table conversation. The food and service were both wonderful and we all had a great time but I did leave the place with my ears ringing!4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMEl Parador is a wonderfulEl Parador is a wonderful dining experience. The wait-staff is very attentive and the ambiance is fun, yet intimate. It's like being in someone's noisy kitchen filled with warmth. The staff welcome you like old friends. The food is fresh and of good quality, with the appropriate seving sizes. We've been patrons for over 30 years, back to the days of Carlos. It's a hike from NJ but well worth the experience.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMTim from Malvern. PAMy wife and I were in the city and she was determined to go. Returning after 30 years, she remember why her parents took her there. The food was great and the service was wonderful. We will return sooner!4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMHadn't been there in years.Hadn't been there in years. Just as good. Missed Carlos.4/2/2013 12:00:00 AMI recommend this restaurant.I recommend this restaurant. great food and service; quiet but energetic;3/27/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways a pleasure....likeAlways a pleasure....like returning home for yet another great meal. Just wish it weren't quite so loud.3/27/2013 12:00:00 AMBest chicken mole in New York.Best chicken mole in New York. Restaurant as inviting as first visit in l971.3/26/2013 12:00:00 AMFine Mexican comfort foodFine Mexican comfort food served by solicitous waiters in a cosy, dimly lit room. Top-notch margaritas too. Always a pleasant experience.1/19/2013 12:00:00 AMGood because not your usualGood because not your usual heavy Mexican fare. More gourmet. Has always been an excellent restaurant.1/1/0001 4:00:00 PM