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As good as always! Haven’t been for long time.
Food was not up to the mark but prices are. The food quality is lowered. Too much noise and the server was asked to bring one warm water and one regular but didn’t bother to listen and brought two hot water. Extremely slow and noisy at its peak
Because El Parador has been a "tried and true" for so many years, it does not get the attention that its carefully prepared food and excellent service deserve. They were all evident when we returned to this "old haunt" of ours . . . El Parador moves back to the top of the list. It's not only a great neighborhood place -- it's worth leaving your neighborhood for.
Great food and atmosphere!
Always fun and the food is always excellent and great value. The staff are great!
Excellent menu, great food and outstanding service.
Great place. Lively vibes and kind staff.
Excellent meal. Highly recommend the chicken parador and the peanut butter jalapenos. Great service as well.
Wonderful place to dine. Consistently good.
Going there for 30 years. Maybe hundreds of times. So we love it. Howeve, it needs to pay attention to food and service.
Hands down, the best Mexican Restaurant in Manhattan!
I lived in Arizona and have been to DOZENS of Mexican restaurants in NYC and have been disappointed at most... El Parador has become my go-to with legit Mexican recipes and incredible quality of food, service, and ambiance.
If you like Mexican, it's a MUST visit (Their Enchiladas with mole poblano is the best I've ever had)
Great food. Really attentive service. The room is dark but after a while my eyes adjusted. Would definitely come back.
Excellent classic Mexican food. It's my go to spot in midtown.
The Lobster Cerviche might possibly be one of the best dishes I have had in several years!
Everything was good.
Love this place -- great food, great old-style service.
El Parador has been in business for over 50 years, and continues to serve excellent Mexican food.
For this visit our group of 4 had excellent entrees. The restaurant was very crowded on a Tuesday night, and everyone was having a great time--including a large group next to us. The service is very good, and we were all satisfied with our dinners.
We really enjoyed the food and the friendly efficient service. We thought the margaritas were mediocre but we still enjoyed our night there!
The food was amazing. THE BEST mole I've ever had. Waitstaff were attentive. Just a beautiful meal.
Service was great and staffs are all efficient and friendly especially Grace at the bar. Food are delicious! It’s our Fridays go place!
Love this place! I go to El Parador everytime I visit NYC. Food is great and reasonably priced. Staffs are friendly and serving well.
I love this place - a real neighbourhood gem! Delicious food, friendly and welcoming staff, and GREAT margaritas! Always a reliable option, but you have to book as it gets pretty busy!
Best choice for groups. The menu and specials have a variety of choices to suit everyone's taste. The peanut butter stuffed jalapenos, sauteed chorizo, mussels and ceviche are just a few of my favorites apps! Great margaritas and a nice selection of wines complement the food!
Family vacation in New York City
El Parador’s food was average
My daughter Alex order a glass of sangría which did not taste very good
Food was just above average
Have had much better Mexican food
The pollo parador was the best chicken I’ve EVER ate.
The food is gourmet. Recommend trying and chef specials. There is a reason it has been a hit since the 1960s.
First time going. It was great. Overall.
Hidden gem !
We went to celebrate my wife’s birthday, but that’s just an excuse for going to our favorite restaurant. Her family’s been going for decades, and now I’m enjoying it as well. It’s a great place to have a splendid meal and enjoy the ambiance.
One of my favorite places in the city. I actually went back the next night with 5 work colleagues because I can always depend on it being so good!
Comfortable atmosphere with good food
Food always excellwnt. Real Mexican not Tex-Mex.
We came for lunch, which we've done many times before. The guac was excellent as were the lamb chops and tres leche cake. Good sangria also.
As an honorary New Yorker. WHY have I never been here? It’s in an out of the way neighborhood but OMG go. Everything- staff, food and ambiance - was top notch all while being casual and relaxed. Going as soon as I’m back in town! Loved it!
The best Mexican food in NYC!!!
Quality food and service, very special atmosphere
This Resturant is always at the top of my list. Best Mexican in NYC
Been coming here for years, place is incredible, food excellent, staff attentive. It's a NYC spot, not touristy at all, it’s a place for locals or after work crowd people who would seek a quintessential NYC spot. It’s a bit old school in the best way, and has a big enough menu to make everyone in your party happy. They will adjust the dishes if you ask, want an entree as an appetizer for the table, not a problem. Massive tequila selection and regular margaritas or iced ones are also very good. Must tries are peanut butter jalapenos, mushroom quesadilla, cowboy ribeye, chicken mole or Parador. But honestly you really can’t go wrong with anything on the menu or the specials. Highly recommended!
Love this place ! Been having special occasions, friendly get togethers or just grabbing cocktails here for 15 years. Always look forward and never disappoints. Alex runs a superb restaurant.
Great margaritas, great food, great service.
El Parador does offer delivery in partnership with Caviar. El Parador also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 679-6812.
El Parador is rated 4.4 stars by 1142 OpenTable diners.