The bar and dining room of El Parador Cafe. Photo Credit: nycgo.com
Opening Hours: Monday - Saturday: 12PM - 12AM
Phone: (212) 679-6812
Established in 1959, El Parador is both New York’s oldest, and esteemed restaurant specializing in Mexican cuisine – within New York City. It’s longevity hasn’t gone un-noticed by the likes of Time Out and CitiSearch, who have both consistently ranked it among the top ten for it’s category. Nestled on East 34th in the trendy Murray Hill locality, El Parador is ideal if you want to experience real Mexican gastronomy – and to the owner’s, presentation is equally as important as flavor Regulars recommend key appetizers such as the Lobster “Salpicon” Salad and Marinated Chicken Wings with Tequila Barbecue Sauce. Chilean Sea Bass and Chimichangas are just some of the inclusions for main courses, however the restaurant stipulate they will happily whip up anything “Mexican” that is feasibly possible at short notice. Best get digging out that paella recipe!