El Parasol

New Mexican
Worth driving from anywhere!

When we go to the Santa Fe Farmers’ Market, we sometimes stop at El Parasol for breakfast. This isn’t a fancy place; there aren’t even any tables. This is strictly a take-out joint, but the food is some of the best New Mexican food to be found in northern New Mexico.

The breakfast burrito is always a winner. Whether you choose red or green chile you won’t make a mistake. The red is smoky with just the right amount of heat; the green is richly flavorful as well. The burrito is generously filled; you won’t be hungry again for quite a few hours.

If it’s not breakfast time, there are quite a few other items on the menu. We love their green chile cheeseburger and have been known to drive up the road just to satisfy our craving for one. Their Frito pie is outstanding and green chile cheese fries make my mouth water just thinking about them.

Located on Cerrillos Road across from the El Rey, El Parasol is a great place for breakfast, lunch or a hearty snack. The price tag won’t break your budget either.

What to Eat
El Parasol, Breakfast Burrito
Breakfast Burrito
In a land where breakfast burritos are a dime a dozen, this is truly an outstanding one.
El Parasol, Green Chili Cheese Burger
Green Chili Cheese Burger
Add quacamole for an extra special taste.
El Parasol, Chile Cheese Fries
Chile Cheese Fries
You can order fries with red or green chile. Either way you have a taste treat in store.
El Parasol, Frito Pie
Frito Pie
This is one of the best Frito pies ever--anywhere.
Directions and Hours
closed now
Sunday9am - 3pm
Monday7:30am - 7pm
Tuesday7:30am - 7pm
Wednesday7:30am - 7pm
Thursday7:30am - 7pm
Friday7:30am - 7pm
Saturday8am - 7pm
This restaurant is featured in the following eating tours.
7 stops | 439 MILES | 7 hr 19 min

Fritos were created in San Antonio in 1932, but it took some thirty years before the Frito pie was born. Teresa Hernandez, working behind the Woolworth's lunch counter in Santa Fe, had the idea to slice off the top of a single-serving bag of Fritos and ladle in chili, then cheese, onions, lettuce, and tomato.…

Open Year Round
Meals Served
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Credit Cards Accepted
Alcohol Served
Outdoor Seating

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