Austin's Favorite Tex Mex Restaurant For 62 Years!


At El Patio we take pride in the quality of our food and fast friendly service. We want to thank you for visiting us, and ask that you would take a few moments from your busy day to give us your honest review of your experience with us. We will take your honest feedback and make your next visit with us even better.

Were you seated quickly? Was your server friendly and explained our specials? Did your food come quickly and was served piping hot? Were our drinks cold and refreshing? Did you find our prices reasonable? The answers to these questions and any comments you wish to give us will help us raise our level of service and provide you with a quality dining experience.

At El Patio our motto of “Only Serve the Best” is our goal and vision for you, our valued customer. Thank you again for visiting us, and we look forward to serving you and your family again very soon.

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by sidharth on El Patio

Lovely food...Lovely People

by J Liddell on El Patio

Our family started there about 1959-60 when it was the original size. Today, we have all moved away but still try to find an excuse to detour down Guadalupe and have lunch. With so many competing places, its can be hard to always be among the best...but El Patio always does it. Fresh food with quality products, good service on a consistent basis, and reasonable prices is the winning combination. What a fine place.

by Cole kocurek on El Patio

It is the BEST food and atmosphere in all of Texas. My favorite restraunt to go to by far, highly recommend the David's special. This food is the reason I want to go to the University of Texas.

by Linda Scott on El Patio

We live in West Texas but we never miss a chance to eat at El Patio when we are in Austin. It is our first stop when we come in for the football games. We must get our comfort foods from El Patio. The family owners are the best. Been eating here for over 30 years and look forward to many more.

by Jim McNabb on El Patio

Been my favorite for many years ! We get enchiladas to go every year for parties and always for Christmas. Love this place, a real Austin treasure ! The real deal ! Order the #3 with queso. Quick service, great prices !

by Sara on El Patio

Since I started going in 1977, I've only known El Patio's food and service to be peerless. This is our default restaurant for birthdays, family gatherings, and pre-holiday dinners. In addition, their employment practices are admirable; waitstaff stay on for decades. Eat at El Patio to keep your money local, good people in business, and your taste buds happy.

by Angie Stabeno on El Patio

El Patio certainly lives up to their motto "Only Serve the Best". Best tex-mex in town and very reasonably priced. Always cheerfully greeted by the owners when you walk in and the servers are friendly, funny and prompt. I can't eat there enough!!!

Yeah! Don't stop! We'll keep serving your favorites!

by Leslie on El Patio

Hands down the best Tex Mex in the city. This place has been owned by the same family for over 50 years! I've been coming here since I moved to Austin in 1998 when I lived on campus. I walked here once a week to get my enchilada fix. I consider this a little home away from home. David and his crew do things right!

Thank you Leslie!

by Nita Rene on El Patio

MMMMM MMMMM Good! El Patio has the most awesome food day or night, and the type of weather doesn't matter. Friendliest owners and staff in Austin. Count your blessings if you live in or around the Austin area. You can visit ANY time you want. It's tough when ya move hundreds of miles away. The El Patio cravings never go away. Trust me. I KNOW! Color me jealous Miss my El Patio family, too!

Thank you Nita!! We miss you, come back for a visit!

by Brenda ruano on El Patio

Today i got to meet the owner. Great food great service.

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