In Santa Fe, diners are ferocious when it comes to their loyalties, and many a fan of New Mexican and Mexican fare will emphatically tell you the same—El Parasol's tacos are to die for. At $2.75-$3.50 each a la carte and with shredded meat and house-made shells, they really are glorious. Get all-veggie options and meat-free tamales and burritos to boot, plus the requisite burger. In fact, El Parasol has proved so popular over the years in addition to two Santa Fe locations, it's now got locations across town and in Pojoaque and Los Alamos. You can even call ahead and pick up your food to-go via the drive-through. Not bad considering that founders Pedro and Lorenzo Atencio, in the 1950s, sold their mom's tacos and tamales on the streets of Española. That endeavor grew to become The Taco Wagon, and served as the early blueprint for the place we know and love today. El Parasol remains a family affair with the Atencios' descendants taking the reins—that's 60 years later and strong as ever if you're bad at math.

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Breakfast and Lunch


El Parasol
1833 Cerrillos Road,

298 Dinosaur Trail,