Due to our building being sold to the City of Valparaiso for the downtown improvements we have had to close our doors.
We hope to re-open when we find a new location! Signup to be the first to know (below). Stay tuned to this website for the latest information.
Honest, Flavourful Food
A Few Words About Our Restaurant
Felix Navarro and his Son, Christian Navarro, started the popular Maria Elenas in 1999. After going to Cooking & Hospitality Institute of Chicago in 2001, Christian specialized in Fruit and Ice Carvings. After Elena’s Closed, Christian spent some time at Marina Cantina in Panama Beach Florida, and was featured on Channel 7 News, where he specialized in Tropical Food selections. Returning to Valparaiso, he plans on adding some of Maria Elena’s specialties as time goes on. Please add a Review to Facebook after visiting us! Kids menu available, “Make Your Own Salad” Available, Open on Select Sundays by chance, Curbside, Carry-Out, Pick-Up, Indoor and Outdoor Dining. Enjoy!