SOURCE: El Parador Cafe

El Parador Cafe

May 06, 2010 08:15 ET

El Parador Café Receives New Accolades From the NY Times

Article Latest Rave Review of Restaurant's Classic NY Cuisine and Ambience

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - May 6, 2010) -  As has been the case for over 50 years, El Parador Café continues to be lauded by the press. A recent article by Alex Witchel appearing in the NY Times on 3/31/10 points out that, while there will always be new, trendy restaurants, NYC area diners should not forget about the great offerings that a classic, NY dining establishment can provide. "We're gratified that keeping our standards high year after year is still valued as a unique and important accomplishment," noted Alex Alejandro, Proprietor. "We know that our loyal patrons expect an afternoon or evening at El Parador Café to be as wonderful as the first time that they visited us, and we intend to satisfy their expectations every time that they come back to see us."

The article went on to point out that Mr. Alejandro, who is also the restaurant's executive chef, is a graduate of the French Culinary Institute, significantly influencing ingredient/menu item selection and food preparation. Additionally, Ms. Witchel went on to rave about classic El Parador dishes, such as the garlic fried chicken and grilled double-cut baby lamb chops with chipotle and garlic adobo rub, white charro beans and guajillo salsa.  

The restaurant will host a variety of loyal patron, Mexican Holiday and sports and entertainment-themed events throughout 2010. "We're also going to continue some very popular programs, such as our Tasting Hour from 3-6PM daily, with $5 margaritas, beer and sangria as well as half priced appetizers, and we are introducing a special Monday event family dining program soon," commented Mr. Alejandro.

About El Parador Café

El Parador Café was established in 1959 and is the oldest Mexican restaurant in New York City, currently celebrating its 51st year of operation. Respected as having the best Margaritas by The New York Press and the best Ceviche by The New York Times, Carlos Jacott launched and nurtured the original establishment, first located on 2nd Avenue and 31st Street.

While Carlos was deemed Maitre D' par excellence, he also made his mark as an all-time great restaurateur. He sold his successful enterprise to Manuel Alejandro in 1990. The torch has been passed to Manny's son, Alex, a 1994 graduate of The French Culinary Institute, who continues to grow the restaurant's following by offering an excellent menu, world class bar & lounge and warm atmosphere.

El Parador Café is dedicated to culture, care, and warmth. Many of our customers first met each other here, and have held their most intimate gatherings at our restaurant.

Contact Information

  • Media contact:
    Chuck Hirsch
    Masqueraider Marketing

    El Parador Café
    325 East 34th Street
    New York, NY 10016