Awards & Reviews

Awards & Reviews

El Paragua has received not only the support and frequent business of locals and tourists, but also national recognition by acclaimed food critics and sources for their fine Mexican cuisine.

When it comes to some of the most authentic New Mexican food around these parts, you’ll find few who disagree El Parasol is among the best. With six locations in Santa Fe, Los Alamos, Española and Pojoaque, it’s frequently found in SFR’s annual Best of Santa Fe issue, voted so by none other than you.
Santa Fe Reporter, July 10, 2019

Read the full Santa Fe Reporter article here.

The place casts a spell. A meal at El Paragua can be an aesthetic study in the charm of multiple textures … Each dish was transcendent. … I found myself thankful for the old ways, which do quite often turn out the be the best ways.
New Mexican, September 2, 2016

Read the full Pasatiempo review here.

El Paragua is a place on which a food critic can stake his reputation. There are no more authentic New Mexican kitchens like this.
New York Times, March 17, 1985

El Paragua is owned by Luis Atnecio and his wife, Frances, and is famous for the variety and delicacy of its Mexican cuisine and its Margaritas…Busy and popular, El Paragua manages to maintain a leisurely atmosphere that makes even a simple meal pleasurable.
Gourmet Magazine, December 1978

El Paragua…the very best of all/The sopapillas here are the lightest and puffiest in Santa Fe County.
Family Circle Magazine, May 1976

…The most remarkable success story of any restaurant in the state.
Albuquerque Independent, Five Hongo Rating, October 1975