SOURCE: El Parador Cafe

El Parador Cafe

April 13, 2009 08:00 ET

El Parador Café Voted #1 NYC Mexican Restaurant by OpenTable™

Top Online Table Reservation System Surveys Diners

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - April 13, 2009) - El Parador Café has been voted the #1 Mexican Restaurant in New York City by diners who made reservations using OpenTable.com, the world's most popular website for making restaurant reservations online. The survey was conducted in February 2009. OpenTable's Dining Feedback Form is emailed to people who were recently marked as "seated" in a restaurant for a specific reservation. These verified diners can only submit one form for each seated reservation, and only recent forms are considered in the voting process.

Since OpenTable seats nearly three million diners through online reservations each month, they receive a large volume of forms, which ensures that diner feedback in the survey is statistically reliable. "We're honored to receive this level of recognition," noted Alex Alejandro, owner and manager. "Our patrons always tell us that they love coming here. Evidently, that opinion is shared by many, many people."

About El Parador Café

El Parador Café was established in 1959 and is the oldest Mexican restaurant in New York City, celebrating its 50th year of operation in 2009. 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 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