Thursday, September 13, 2012

El Parador Cafe NYC

Though I was on a tight schedule of shows and events and fashion stuff, I was able to find some time to  check out a pretty good Restaurant. El Parador cafe is a quaint restaurant located in the Murray Hill neighborhood of New York City. It's noted as one of the first Mexican restaurant in New York City and for having the best Margaritas. I didn't get a chance to taste the margaritas but what I did have were the lobster enchiladas and they were delicious. The pureed pumpkin seed and lentil sauce around the enchiladas was a perfect compliment.
My dining partner in crime Krystin of Be Loud, Be You, got the fish taco which she said was also pretty good.
As good as our main courses were, I have to note that one of the best part of the meal were the chips and salsa (more so the chips) that they served before the meal. The chips were some of the best tortilla chips I have ever had. You can tell that they were homemade.
Beside the great food, the atmosphere and service were pretty good too. The restaurant is really small so it was kind of packed but I think it added to the charm of the place.
Here are some picture from the evening.
The best tortilla chips! The salsa could have been spicier though. 

My drink. It was kind of like a margarita.

Krystin's Tequila Sunrise

If you can look closely, you can see the shredded coconut and almonds on the top. They added such a unique flavor.

Krystin's Fish (Mahi Mahi) Tacos

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  1. This looks soo good! I must try this place on my next visit to NYC. :-) Great meeting you last night at the Cupcake Critic DC event!


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  3. Ooooohhhh, I wish I would have read this post when I was up there too!!
    I love good Mexican food and in a city like NY, you NEED to know where to go or else you can stumble into a mediocre food experience.
    It was great to meet you at LuckyFABB.
    I hope we'll stay in touch.
    I am in Miami...where are you based?

    1. It was nice meeting you too! I' am based in DC.

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