As a new resident in the N. Independence area I've been trying a lot of the "small" restaurants. One day my girlfriend and I stumbled upon El Parian. We had GREAT Margaritas and dinner. The chips and salsa were terrific and seemed to be made fresh right there in the restaurant. Entrees were the basics for Mexican restaurants, and the taste was the same. The price simply can't be beat. Entree prices range from $6 up to about $15. Drinks are also reasonable. They have outdoor dining options as well.