Food & Drink

Under-the-radar Mexican in Murray Hill

Interior at El Parador

In the culinary deadzone that is far-East 34th Street, this unassuming joint is a bright spot for authentic South-of-the-border eats -- and, at fifty-four years and counting, also the oldest Mex-taurant on far-East 34th Street in the city. Menu offerings run the gamut from artfully composed nachos, to vinegar-y Pollo Parador (a.k.a. next-level fried chicken), to banana-rum cake.

Nachos at El Parador