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El Paraiso Restaurant

25252 Jeronimo Road, Ste. B Lake Forest, CA 92630 | Lake Forest | 949-770-2775

Location Description:

El Paraíso is a Salvadoran restaurant in Lake Forest. It prepares sit-down platters: aromatic soups of chicken, beef or cow's foot with about four different squashes and potatoes; nicely grilled meats; and yucca sancochada, a golden, chewy version of the tuber doused with lemon. But no matter who's ordering what or working where, everyone who comes to El Paraíso forks through at least two chewy, sweet pupusas, the Salvadoran griddle cake that's the sole unifier of the fractious Central American nation.

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  • Cuisine(s): Latin American
  • Price: $
  • Serving: Dinner, Lunch
  • Alcohol: Beer/Wine
  • Reservations: Accepted, Not Necessary
  • Parking: Free
  • Payment Types: MasterCard, Visa, cash
  • Attire: casual
  • Features: Kid Friendly, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible

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    A meal at El Paraiso feels as if you're a guest in someone's home. The same staff is always there and always hard at work in this Salvadorian kitchen no matter what time of day, forming...
  • Food: Reviewed
    Photo by Matt OttoAmongst the well-manicured lawns of Lake Forest, in between rows of suburbia and the ceaseless traffic of El Toro Road, is El Paraíso, a sweaty, loud, unkempt...