El Paraiso Restaurant Menus - Mi casa es su casa!

Dinner Menu

We have listed our lunch, dinner, and drink menus for you to view.

We offer authentic home made Mexican, Cuban, Salvadorian and South American cuisine with a complete beverage and wine menu for your dining pleasure. We also offer complete catering services that can include any our menu offerings.

Homemade Salsas

Our homemade salsas and sauces are prepared daily with the finest ingredients. Great with our tortilla chips, burritos, enchiladas, and salads.

Cruz Salsa
Our most popular salsa. Great with tortilla chips.
Cruz Mole
Flour tortillas, onions, guajillo peppers, garlic and salt. Great way to top off any meal.
Cruz Verde
Spicy Green Salsa- Green tomatillos, onions, garlic, cilantro, celery & salt. This salsa is perfect to spice up any of your favorite dishes.
Cruz Ranchero
Tomato, Tomato juice, garlic & onions. Perfect finish for burritos & shrimp.
* Complimentary chips and salsa dine in only.

Take home our homemade salsa!

16 oz. jar:, 32 oz. jar:
Lil’ brown bag of homemade chips.

Starters | Para Empezar

Our homemade salsas and sauces are prepared daily with the finest ingredients. Great with our tortilla chips, burritos, enchiladas, and salads.

01. Nachos Grande
Homemade chips topped with beef or chicken, beans, queso, jalapeños, lettuce, tomatoes, onions & sour cream.
02. Quesadilla
Your choice of chicken, cheese, mushrooms, &|or spinach. Topped with sour cream & guacamole.
Only cheese(V).
03.Queso Dip (V)
Served w/crispy tortilla chips.
Plain or with jalapeños. | With fresh Spinach.
04. House Salad (V)
Lettuce & Spinach leaves topped with pico de gallo, guacamole and black beans.
05. Tamal de Pollo
Homemade Salvadorian tamale filled with chicken & carrots & wrapped in a plantain leaf.
06. Pastelito
Fried chicken patty served with Salvadorian coleslaw & salsa.
07. Empanada
Fried chicken patty served with Salvadorian coleslaw & salsa.
08. Pupusa **
Homemade stuffed tortilla filled with pork & cheese or only cheese(V), served with Salvadorian coleslaw.
09. Yucca Con Chicharron
Boiled or fried yucca & fried cubed pork. Served with Salvadorian coleslaw
10. Platanos Fritos (V)
Fried plantains served with refried beans & sour cream.
11. Guacamole (V)
Served with homemade chips.
12. El Tipico **
El Salvadorian Treat: Pupusa, chicken tamale, plantains, yucca, chicken pastelito, & refried beans.

~El Tipico was one of our menu items that was featured in the Charlotte Observer and received great reviews. The Pupusa is a common treat found in El Salvador and one of our MOST requested items. Yucca is a cassava root that is either boiled or fried; squeeze lime and sprinkle salt on it for a little more flavor. If you would like to try something new, this meal would be it.
(FG) – Feel Good Dishes (V) –Vegetarian Dishes (**) – Favorite Dishes

Salvadorian Soups | Sopas

With a Central American Flare. All regular size soups served w/rice & tortillas, exclude 1/2 orders.

13. Caldo de Pollo (FG)
Chicken Soup simmered w/fresh vegetables.
14. Caldo de Repollo - (FG)
Cabbage, spinach, noodles, potatoes, jalapeños simmered in chicken broth.
15. Caldo de Camarones -
Generous portion of shrimp, simmered in our “sazon” broth.
16. Caldo de Mariscos
Crab, mussels, clams & shrimp all slowly cooked in our “sazon” broth.
(FG) – Feel Good Dishes (V) –Vegetarian Dishes (**) – Favorite Dishes

Combination Plates | Platos Combinados

17. Burrito | Enchilada | Hard Shell Taco | Chalupa - Pick 2
Your choice of beef, chicken, cheese & beans.
Entrees served with rice & beans.

Mexican Plates | Platillos Mexicanos

Entrees served with rice & beans (except #30 & #31).

18. Twin Burritos
2 Burritos filled with beef, chicken, or vegetables, topped with queso & mole sauce.
19. Burrito Norteno
Burrito filled with fajita chicken, steak or sautéed vegetables(V). Finished with queso & mole sauce.
20. Burrito Ranchero
Large burrito filled with sautéed shrimp. Topped with ranchero sauce. Served with rice & beans.
21. Enchilada Fiesta
3 corn tortillas filled with seasoned beef, chicken, or cheese(V). Topped with mole sauce & queso.
22. Enchiladas Blancas **(V)
3 flour tortillas filled with fresh spinach & cheese. Topped with a spinach cream sauce Served with white rice & black beans.
23. Enchiladas Suizas **
3 corn tortillas filled with beef, chicken or cheese(V). Topped with our spicy salsa Verde.
24. Flautas
4 corn tortillas filled with your choice beef, chicken or cheese & lightly fried to a golden crisp.
25. Chimichanga
Large flour tortilla deep-fried to a light crisp filled with your choice of ground beef, chicken or vegetables(V) Finished with queso & mole sauce.
26. Chile Relleno
A fresh roasted poblano pepper, skinned, seeded & stuffed with ground beef & cheese.
27. Flank Steak Tacos **
3 homemade corn tortillas filled with marinated tender flank steak – garnished with pico de gallo & salsa verde. Served w/ rice & black beans.
28. Tacos al Carbon
3 grilled steak or chicken soft corn tacos - garnished with pico de gallo.
29. Shrimp Tacos **
3 shrimp soft corn or flour tortilla tacos – garnished with pico de gallo.
30. Lu-Lu’s Taco Salad
Large tortilla bowl layered high with lettuce, spinach, black beans, pico de gallo, tomatoes, sour cream & guacamole
Ground beef or sautéed vegetables(V) | Grilled Chicken
Steak | Grilled Shrimp
31. Pallo de Pablo **
Large flour tortilla filled with cream cheese & shredded chicken. Topped w/ queso & served with rice & salad.
(FG) – Feel Good Dishes (V) –Vegetarian Dishes (**) – Favorite Dishes

Sizzling Kristianni Fajitas

Marinated & sautéed with onions, green peppers, mushrooms & tomatoes. Served on a sizzling iron skillet & accompanied with rice, beans, tortillas & side salad topped with guacamole, sour cream & pico de gallo.

32. Chicken Fajita
33. Beef Fajita
34. Shrimp Fajita
35. Fajita Tejana
Three in one: shrimp, chicken & beef.

Carlito's Poultry

Entrees served with rice, beans & tortillas (except #40 & #41).

36. Pollo a la Crema
Grilled chicken breast smothered in a queso sauce.
37. Rosemary Chicken
Grilled chicken breast garnished with fresh rosemary (grown from our garden) Topped with sautéed mushrooms.
38. Pollo Monterey **
Grilled chicken breast topped with thick crisp bacon & smothered with queso.
39. Chori-Pollo
Grilled chicken strips & chorizo sautéed with green peppers & onions.
40. Chicken & Rice **
Grilled chicken topped with sautéed peppers & onions. Served on a large bed of rice layered with fresh spinach & smothered with queso.
41. Grilled Chicken Salad
Iceberg lettuce, mixed baby greens, & cabbage topped with carrots, green peppers, tomatoes, eggs & avocado.
(FG) – Feel Good Dishes (V) –Vegetarian Dishes (**) – Favorite Dishes

Crystal's Steak Specialties

Entrees served with rice, beans & tortillas (except #46).

42. Churrasco Casero
Charbroiled steak garnished with pico de gallo & served with fried plantains.
43. Bistec a la Mexicana
Tender pieces of steak simmered in a delicately spicy sauce. Served with onions, tomatoes, & green peppers.
44. El Especial de Emma
Rib eye steak served with fresh cut avocado slices.
45. El Paraiso
Ribeye steak served with chorizo.
46. Lomo Salteado **
Tender cubed steak sautéed with vegetables & accompanied with fried plantains, fried yucca, Rice & black beans.
(FG) – Feel Good Dishes (V) –Vegetarian Dishes (**) – Favorite Dishes

Carmen & Jose's Seafood Plates

47. Mojarra Frita - Mkt. Price
Fried sea bass served whole & garnished with lime slices.

Entrees served with rice, beans & tortillas (except #53 & #54).

48. Camarones al Mojo de Ajo
Shrimp cooked & served in a garlic sauce.
49. Camarones a la Diabla
Shrimp sautéed in our tasty extra spicy red sauce.
50. Grilled Salmon **
Salmon is brushed with garlic butter, ginger & a hint of soy sauce. Served with fresh veggies, rice & black beans.
51. Tomatillo Catfish **
Catfish grilled with a touch of garlic & butter, topped with our homemade “tomatillo” green spicy salsa. Garnished with lemon slices. Served with fresh veggies, rice, black beans.
52. Camarones Guisados
Shrimp sautéed in a tomato sauce with green peppers & onions.
53. Tostadas de Ceviche
Three crisp tortillas piled high with boiled shrimp or catfish, drizzled with fresh lime juice & topped with chopped cilantro, onions, tomatoes & avocado.
54. Coctel de Camarones
Boiled shrimp cocktail, served in our delicious cocktail sauce. Topped with pico de gallo.
(FG) – Feel Good Dishes (V) –Vegetarian Dishes (**) – Favorite Dishes

A La Carte

55. Rice
57. Black Beans
59. Refried Beans
61. Sour Cream
63. Guacamole Small
65. Guacamole Extra Large
67. Hard Shell Taco
69. Soft Shell Taco
56. Burrito
58. Enchilada
60. Chile Relleno
64. Chips (small)
66. Salsa (small)
68. 16 oz. jar of Salsa
70. 32 oz. jar of Salsa

Kid's | Niños Menu

For kids 10 years and under.
Entrees #71 - #73: Your choice of ground beef, chicken, cheese, or beans. Served with rice & beans.

71. Kids Burrito
72. Kids Quesadilla
73. Kids Hard Shell Taco

Entrees #74 - #77: Served with French fries.

74. Kids Chicken Fingers
75. Mozzarella Cheese Sticks
76. Grilled Cheese Sandwich
77. Hamburger


78. Carmen’s Flan (FG)
Mexican version of crème caramel.
79. Chimichanga Cheesecake
A large tortilla wrapped around a slice of cheesecake, deep fried to a golden crisp.
Topped with chocolate syrup, whipped cream & a cherry.
(FG) – Feel Good Dishes (V) –Vegetarian Dishes (**) – Favorite Dishes

Beverages | Bebidas

No refills on Fanta drinks, Horchata, Panna and Pellegrino waters.

Natural Drinks:
Iced Tea | Coffee & Hot Tea
Salvadorian Drink (milk, morro seed, cinnamon, & sugar).
Coke, Diet Coke, Sprite, Dr. Pepper, Lemonade
Filtered Waters:
Panna | Pellegrino

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