Denver, CO 80212
- Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Takeout
- No Parking
Although El Paraiso offers more than 400 dishes, this restaurant's regulars never seem to crack open a menu. They'll spend five minutes agonizing over whether they should spring for a margarita, agua fresca or cerveza, but they never have any trouble deciding what to order for their meal. That's because they know to go with the sizzling molcajetes, lava-hot mortars overflowing with griddled fresh corn tortillas, garlic, blazed meats, onions and chiles. All the versions are fantastic, the champion is the molcajete a la Mexicana, a deep heap of housemade chorizo and smoky carne asada in a stewy mix of chiles and tomatoes.
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Winner of Westword's Best of Denver 2010 - Best Molcajete!
the food nothing to write home about but the building is cool
The food was ok .. Its a big place but the place dead.
Suspicious roach pincher bug creature in rice. Manager lady was a complete bitch. Did she want me to eat it? Wish I took a pic prior to sending it back.
I don't see what the big deal about this place is!! Seriously
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There are plenty of distractions at El Paraiso. The ostentatious color scheme is dizzying from the second you spot the facade of the massive... More on El Paraiso »
I was sucked into the hellish pandemonium of El Paraiso the very second I spotted the restaurant at 4690 Harlan Street, rising up beside the... More on El Paraiso »