El Patio

An Austin Tex Mex Favorite

Since 1954

Since 1954

An Austin Original

El Patio Restaurant maintains a long tradition started by Paul C. Joseph in 1954 who was one of Austin’s early pioneers in the Mexican food business. His policy “merely to serve the best” is carried on today by his wife, Maryann and their children, David, Roseann, and Renee and their staff who have worked at El Patio for over 25 years.

Thank you for your patronage and we look forward to serving you for many years to come.

100% Fresh Daily

Fresh Ingredients

At El Patio in Austin we take pride in the quality of our service and the quality of our ingredients. Nothing is frozen and every dish we serve is made fresh right at the time of your order. Whether is it one of our tasty appetizers or your favorite entrée, you will taste the difference only the best ingredients make in all of our dishes. It is this pride we take in our service and menu selection along with our commitment to quality that has made El Patio Austin’s favorite Tex-Mex restaurant for many years.

We use only 90/10 taco meat and freshly diced chicken meat cooked each day and topped with Land O Lakes cheese. Our taco shells are made right here in house, and our flour tortillas and crispy chips are made specially for us by local vendors right here in Austin. One of our most popular specialties are our hand rolled enchiladas. They are mouthwatering and hand rolled for you at each order just like your abuela used to make.

Pair your appetizers and entrée with one of our ice cold lime, mango, or strawberry margaritas. We also have a fine selection of American and Mexican beers. You can also choose from our selection of wines to compliment your meal. We also have a variety of soft drinks you can choose from and our homemade coconut praline is not to be missed for dessert. El Patio hasn’t forgotten about our little diners. We have a children’s menu for our guests 10 and under.

No matter what you’re craving off of our Tex-Mex menu, you can be sure that each ingredient has been carefully selected and is the freshest available. We don’t use off brands and take pride in serving only the highest quality food and beverages to you, our loyal customers. Our motto of “only the best” truly is reflected in the tasty food and fast friendly service you will experience at your next visit to El Patio in Austin.

Read Our Reviews

El Patio Restaurant
4.3
Based on 561 reviews
Best beef texmex enchiladas.
Marc Briggs
Marc Briggs
14:59 20 Jul 19
Jill Jane
Jill Jane
02:28 19 Jul 19
Neal Combies
Neal Combies
03:20 18 Jul 19
Modesto Abrego
Modesto Abrego
21:52 17 Jul 19
We went to El Patio when I visited my Grandmother. I've been going there since I was a child and it's always so good. Food is authentic and the staff are on point. Super well run and delicious.
Megan Womack
Megan Womack
16:20 15 Jul 19
Place is always on point. Great food, great wait staff.
Sue Robledo
Sue Robledo
14:59 14 Jul 19
Great food.
Lisa F
Lisa F
14:35 14 Jul 19
R Jefferies
R Jefferies
21:01 13 Jul 19
Good
Joneth Wyatt
Joneth Wyatt
20:15 12 Jul 19
Kathy Chapman
Kathy Chapman
01:02 12 Jul 19
Adrian Harlet
Adrian Harlet
00:27 12 Jul 19
Debbie Bellinger
Debbie Bellinger
16:54 11 Jul 19
This is a favorite of mine my family has been going here for years🥰 Tacos 🤤
Donna Cruz
Donna Cruz
12:18 10 Jul 19
Cedric Drewy
Cedric Drewy
18:18 09 Jul 19
brenda guerrero
brenda guerrero
18:00 09 Jul 19
This is my favorite place for Mexican food.Food is consistently good --and hot!Love the sherbet for completing the meal. Prices are reasonable. Family atmosphere.
Betty Hammett
Betty Hammett
05:30 03 Jul 19
Zakary Keith
Zakary Keith
03:18 28 Jun 19
Sondra Lowery
Sondra Lowery
00:36 28 Jun 19
It was delicious
Gilbert Ramos Jr.
Gilbert Ramos Jr.
21:55 27 Jun 19
The staff is very friendly.I would highly recommend this restaurant.I love this restaurant.They have really good Mexican food.
Alexa Sandford
Alexa Sandford
13:06 20 Jun 19
Great food good price lots of flavor very nice and friendly staf
Isaac Villarreal
Isaac Villarreal
23:47 19 Jun 19
The chips and salsa are amazing..... food was very good
John Cordova
John Cordova
23:42 19 Jun 19
Dan Summerlin
Dan Summerlin
22:26 18 Jun 19
Great margaritas and enchiladas. Really great staff.
Kyle H
Kyle H
15:45 18 Jun 19
Great food. Best in Austin
matt cook
matt cook
03:09 16 Jun 19
Chartha Dunlap
Chartha Dunlap
22:24 15 Jun 19
The best chlupas. It been around 16 years since I had some this good! I would recommend it to anyone. Can't wait to come back.😋
Emeteria Farias
Emeteria Farias
01:40 13 Jun 19
Food pretty good, the home made crispy taco shells were the best I have ever had. Service staff have been ther forever, one server said he had been there 30 years. We had a big group so had to wait for a table but everyone enjoyed their food. Apparently El Patio has an almost cult like following of die hard seniors.
Malcolm Leslie
Malcolm Leslie
04:30 12 Jun 19
Justin Anderson
Justin Anderson
02:47 10 Jun 19
Great puffy tacos!..love it,!!
Norma Gonzales
Norma Gonzales
01:47 09 Jun 19
Best Tex-Mex in Austin for 65 years. Genuine food and family
Kid Larrimer
Kid Larrimer
23:58 08 Jun 19
Kathryn Wnek
Kathryn Wnek
06:20 08 Jun 19
Great as usual.
Gloria Wuthrich
Gloria Wuthrich
21:50 07 Jun 19
Amazing, the people who served us were wonderful and friendly
Mikayla Nash
Mikayla Nash
20:53 05 Jun 19
Been going here almost 40 years. Best Enchiladas in town
Keith KIA
Keith KIA
18:33 05 Jun 19
Terry Brumley
Terry Brumley
11:49 02 Jun 19
The beef enchiladas is great 👌
Lavonne Williams
Lavonne Williams
22:41 01 Jun 19
Good fast service, very good tasting food, very professional great cooks, great servers, great friendly staff that treat you like family. Most of all owned by one of Austin's beautiful well known Family for many, many years. So if you're in the mood for good Mexican food and good Margarita's, El Patio Mexican Restaurant on Guadalupe and 30th street is the place to go. Paul
Paul Limon
Paul Limon
01:54 31 May 19
María Tavera
María Tavera
12:13 30 May 19
Very tasty!
Betsy Williams
Betsy Williams
21:21 25 May 19
Great as alwaus
Shemeka Keith
Shemeka Keith
03:13 25 May 19
Veronica Garza
Veronica Garza
22:03 24 May 19
Classic Tex-Mex at its finest!
Matthew Arthur
Matthew Arthur
15:13 24 May 19
Amazing staff and food. This will always be one of my faves!
Sandy Perez
Sandy Perez
22:36 23 May 19
Philip Pool
Philip Pool
18:38 22 May 19
This place rocks. I love the atmosphere. This is the place to go if you want an Old-Austin experience and the best Tex Mex in town. Prices are reasonable too.
James Longmire
James Longmire
22:26 21 May 19
Yummy, yummy!
Mona Rod
Mona Rod
23:45 18 May 19
Mary Caroline Pickryl
Mary Caroline Pickryl
21:26 16 May 19
Loved the food!
Krista Clark
Krista Clark
23:14 12 May 19
Martha Ivy
Martha Ivy
20:45 11 May 19
Jackie Johnson
Jackie Johnson
16:39 10 May 19
Such a classic tex mex joint. Impeccable service and very solid food. Family owned for 60+ years!
JD Johns
JD Johns
12:41 06 May 19
Food was very good and came out quickly.
Judy Castillo
Judy Castillo
00:54 05 May 19
Karen Hardin
Karen Hardin
19:07 04 May 19
Mike Jekel
Mike Jekel
14:07 03 May 19
Garland Bolden
Garland Bolden
19:05 01 May 19
Eric Barrera
Eric Barrera
08:06 29 Apr 19
My favorite Mexican restaurant! I have been coming here for 30 years and remember when their father worked there. The family that owns this business are very special people and will make you feel at home. Tex-Mex.
Charlene Bannister
Charlene Bannister
16:46 26 Apr 19
michelle son
michelle son
21:22 25 Apr 19
Amazing! If you're nearby you have to try it, if you're not, you should get nearby!
Bryce Hollett
Bryce Hollett
08:13 25 Apr 19
Kenny Keopke
Kenny Keopke
04:55 25 Apr 19
Chris Taylor
Chris Taylor
22:32 24 Apr 19
Jennifer Woods
Jennifer Woods
23:41 22 Apr 19
"Eat like a local". That was the advice my friend who grew up in Austin gave me. My wife and I had dinner here and it was awesome. Very friendly owners and great food. If you come to Austin do not miss El Patio
Jonathan Murphy
Jonathan Murphy
14:32 22 Apr 19
They sure can work onions and cheese delicious
Jon Hernandez
Jon Hernandez
13:13 22 Apr 19
My favorite location for Mexican food. I wanted to post a food pic but it looked so good I couldn't stop. Like a restaurant in Washington I loved.
Brody Reynolds
Brody Reynolds
00:55 21 Apr 19
Nice scene for Mexican food. Filled me up in no time. I will be back with my relatives. It has a great feel to it.
Larry Edwards
Larry Edwards
14:35 20 Apr 19
Brandy Wiesner
Brandy Wiesner
02:36 19 Apr 19
The food and the service is very good and I will recommend this restaurant to my friends
Ellis Thompson
Ellis Thompson
11:23 18 Apr 19
Kyle Valcourt
Kyle Valcourt
01:35 17 Apr 19
Very family friendly. They treat you well.
Michele Buford
Michele Buford
20:11 14 Apr 19
Love everything about this place!
Nana Frennesson
Nana Frennesson
18:50 12 Apr 19
I have been going here since I was a kid. Awesome place, awesome staff
j elkins
j elkins
04:56 11 Apr 19
Charles Offor
Charles Offor
21:48 09 Apr 19
It was great especially the drinks
tisha williams
tisha williams
19:08 09 Apr 19
R Norwood
R Norwood
11:56 09 Apr 19
Great food. Excellent service.
Katherine Bruder
Katherine Bruder
00:39 07 Apr 19
Paul Procell
Paul Procell
18:50 05 Apr 19
Good simple food , nothing fancy. Neighborhood restaurant.
Len Goldkind
Len Goldkind
14:36 05 Apr 19
Fast service, friendly servers
Glenn Adams
Glenn Adams
02:20 03 Apr 19
Service and food very very good
Bill Smith
Bill Smith
00:50 03 Apr 19
Excellent as always 👍 in food tastes and service
John Cascio
John Cascio
17:31 29 Mar 19
Living in Austin back in the late 90's I used to frequent this place a lot. My future ex-wife lived near by and so I spent many a lunch here waiting for her to get out of class. Built like a classic diner(its been there for 65 years so it kinda is)....El Patio has character for days. Family run since the beginning the staff is friendly and the food is great! Be prepared to be taken back to the days of TV dinners cause that is exactly what it reminds me of and I love it. It's Tex Mex at its simplest form.Tostadas smothered in cheese or guacamole...simple tacos...and blazing hot enchiladas straight from the oven. It's perfectly simple and affordable so give it a shot if your in the area. Though nostalgia probably plays a role back to my college days...it is still a winner today IMO.
Scott Deluke
Scott Deluke
12:36 29 Mar 19
Jeffrey DeMario
Jeffrey DeMario
02:15 29 Mar 19
Family owned since 1954 and a great family at that.
Terrisia Schier
Terrisia Schier
00:11 28 Mar 19
This place is awesome. I've been going to El patio for year's. The tostada/taco shell is killer. Never a disappointment when you go here.
clint bryant
clint bryant
00:57 27 Mar 19
Love this place drop by every time I'm close to eat. Been there forever family owned great food.
Glenda Bone
Glenda Bone
13:11 26 Mar 19
Soooo good!
Angela Cortez
Angela Cortez
02:34 26 Mar 19
Amazing
Liz Mendez
Liz Mendez
17:11 23 Mar 19
Alicia Alvarado
Alicia Alvarado
14:34 23 Mar 19
Virtually unchanged since 1954, Tex-Mex the way it was when Lebanese immigrants brought their food to Mexico at the turn of the 20th century and then on into the US. Fantastic.
Michael Fickel
Michael Fickel
00:44 22 Mar 19
Jeff Weisbaker
Jeff Weisbaker
00:43 21 Mar 19
Quaint little spot in Austin good food friendly service would recommend
Theresa Espin
Theresa Espin
18:40 16 Mar 19
Cat lady
Cat lady
14:28 10 Mar 19
Loved it. Best chips and hot sauce in town.
Barry F
Barry F
04:06 07 Mar 19
Classic Mexican food. Visit every time in Austin. Love it!
Steve Rogers
Steve Rogers
02:04 07 Mar 19
Michael Renegar
Michael Renegar
03:04 06 Mar 19
Great chips and salsa, hot food..... Best Tex Mex in Austin!
David Gerle
David Gerle
10:00 03 Mar 19
Brian Lindquist
Brian Lindquist
01:17 01 Mar 19
Julius Millard
Julius Millard
12:11 28 Feb 19
Because it's there.
Chad Ryan Coomes
Chad Ryan Coomes
02:37 24 Feb 19
jack shanks
jack shanks
00:21 24 Feb 19
Austin institution... truly Tex Mex. Starve yourself for 2 days before you eat here... Heavy, delicious meal!
Old Lady Knee
Old Lady Knee
19:44 23 Feb 19
jose Chairez
jose Chairez
21:09 22 Feb 19
You can feel the history here. Good place to eat and the people are nice.
James O'Neill
James O'Neill
13:34 22 Feb 19
Good staff. Great meals. Been here 60 years same great delicious meals.
Art Coy
Art Coy
00:13 21 Feb 19
So good. Impeccable service. An Austin icon.
Steve Creasy
Steve Creasy
16:52 20 Feb 19
Very good food nice folks full plate of enchiladas rice and beans very good good
D Jackson
D Jackson
03:28 20 Feb 19
My Favorite Place i have been going there since i was a kid
lynette cooks
lynette cooks
06:52 18 Feb 19
Best enchiladas in Austin
Lisa Harris
Lisa Harris
15:02 17 Feb 19
David Brown
David Brown
18:47 15 Feb 19
Aaron A.
Aaron A.
12:56 13 Feb 19
Jesse Villanueva
Jesse Villanueva
03:21 10 Feb 19
Fabiane Garza
Fabiane Garza
20:56 09 Feb 19
The food was exceptional..authentic Mexican food it is a bit pricy but well worth it
Manuel chavarria Gonzales
Manuel chavarria Gonzales
02:24 08 Feb 19
Joey Halbert
Joey Halbert
23:12 07 Feb 19
Cool place and great food
Lucas Dillon
Lucas Dillon
22:09 02 Feb 19
There is a reason they've been open for 64 years. The food is delicious, the chips are divine, the salsa is flowing. The service is fast and friendly, and my lunch was filling and satisfying without that stuffed feeling. Perfect!
Susan Lemke
Susan Lemke
21:29 02 Feb 19
This place is great. Just know what to order. Tacos are flat, kinda like a puffy taco. If you want cheese on taco ask. Does not come with it . I repeat tacos are flat. Anyways this place has been here since the 50s great local spot. The senior special is my meal. The guacamole is good as well. I believe the family still runs the place. Small bar for only 2 people. One of my favorite things is you pay up front. They are glad to separate the checks. Overall I need to stop by more often. Places like this are dying out.
Jeff
Jeff
15:42 02 Feb 19
Awesome place the staff is amazing and the owners are the best.... Food is great as well.
alma carrizales
alma carrizales
02:59 01 Feb 19
Good is great
Mary Howell
Mary Howell
03:59 31 Jan 19
Good basic TexMex for 65 years.
Dan Seligman
Dan Seligman
21:38 26 Jan 19
Great Chili con queso
Chris Moehring
Chris Moehring
17:36 25 Jan 19
This is my favorite mexican food in austin. I grew up eating this classic type of mexican food, so its nostalgic. I always get the 2 cheese enchilades with chile con carne. Delicious. I actually don't leave anything on my plate..at alll. They are so friendly there and so quick.
Erica Manners
Erica Manners
22:58 23 Jan 19
Great tex Mex restaurant in a prime location near campus. We loved that they offered parking so it wasn't any trouble to get to. The guacamole cheese enchilada 2 piece platter I had was amazing and a perfect size for me. We also loved their chips.
Katia Marinichev
Katia Marinichev
02:49 19 Jan 19
It’s an Austin classic You should visit
Kiwi Amiri
Kiwi Amiri
01:01 18 Jan 19
Leeann Gonsoulin
Leeann Gonsoulin
00:42 16 Jan 19
The Number One. Love this place.
Harry Roberts
Harry Roberts
23:04 10 Jan 19
Dorothy Metcalf
Dorothy Metcalf
16:30 10 Jan 19
Love, love, LOVE the family feel of this Austin staple Tex-Mex. Food for the soul!
Cathi Trullender
Cathi Trullender
20:51 09 Jan 19
Great Enchiladas
Chanel Thibodeaux
Chanel Thibodeaux
13:55 09 Jan 19
I absolutely love El Patio. You feel like you're somewhere that is a true piece of old Austin. Food is great and service is even better. 65 years in business and they are still at the top of their game. It's a staple of Austin texmex and is well worth your time.
Adam Stobart
Adam Stobart
02:04 06 Jan 19
Jonathan Kirkland
Jonathan Kirkland
20:54 05 Jan 19
65th Anniversary of El Patio. We had a family party of 14. Food was excellent and service was even better.
Jeff Moore
Jeff Moore
19:31 05 Jan 19
Always exellent
N Kinney
N Kinney
03:00 05 Jan 19
cannot say more than one of the best tex mex mexican food in austin
Daniel Ramirez
Daniel Ramirez
02:56 04 Jan 19
Thomas Warwick
Thomas Warwick
02:11 02 Jan 19
John Todd
John Todd
02:51 29 Dec 18
I got the taco queso supreme and it was amazing I'm so coming back here it filled me up and everything it was so well put together and all the flavors it was just great I recommend everyone to come try this place
Madison Wright
Madison Wright
02:33 28 Dec 18
Kristina Seeley
Kristina Seeley
11:28 27 Dec 18
My absolute favorite place for over 41 years God bless the Joseph Family!
Geoff Stoner
Geoff Stoner
21:38 22 Dec 18
Fast service, awesome food.
Daisy Longmire
Daisy Longmire
02:30 22 Dec 18
Fantastic
Bernhard Suppan
Bernhard Suppan
19:30 05 Dec 18
This place has the best enchiladas in Austin!
Kim Bustamante
Kim Bustamante
02:35 05 Dec 18
Barbara Chagois
Barbara Chagois
01:31 04 Dec 18
Great old-school beef and cheese enchiladas
Jim Brown
Jim Brown
19:00 30 Nov 18
Wonderful as always.
Barbara Tutt
Barbara Tutt
20:38 29 Nov 18
Great service except the you kid who took our drink order. I have asked about what kind of wine they offered and he had know clue what the difference between red or white was much less the name of the wines. Other than that it was a great experience. The food was wonderful and filling. We got there at 800 and even though they closed at 830 they did not rush use at all. After stuffing ourselves we went scootering around to work off all the food. What a great time.
Michelle Eaton
Michelle Eaton
12:42 27 Nov 18
Delicious food, great place to eat with family 😊
lani darden
lani darden
12:29 26 Nov 18
I ordered the Special Nachos half order and it was the Best Food I have had out to eat in a while. Would definitely come back and highly recommend. My daughter ordered the Taco Queso Supreme and loved it. We totally cleaned our plates
Jennifer Wright
Jennifer Wright
19:08 24 Nov 18
Great food and friendly wait staff. The owners are always around to say hello to. Keep the Austin tradition going!
Brad Koen
Brad Koen
15:53 20 Nov 18
Jeremiah Spence
Jeremiah Spence
15:20 20 Nov 18
WE HAVE BEEN GOING HERE SINCE CHILDREN IN THE 1959'S WHEN THEY OPENED. GOOD, OLD FASHIONED AUSTIN TEX-MEX IN THE ORIGINAL LOCATION. WHILE THEY NOW SERVE CHIPS WITH SALS, THE ORIGINAL SALTINES ARE STILL AVAILABLE IF YOU ASK!
Bellinda Myrick-Barnett
Bellinda Myrick-Barnett
15:12 18 Nov 18
Jeff Weiss
Jeff Weiss
19:51 17 Nov 18
Best Mexican restaurant. Same family owners. All homemade sauces. All for the homemade big chips with your salsa. Tucked away in Guadalupe. Hidden gem
Rose Randall
Rose Randall
19:26 17 Nov 18
Fantastic! Deserves at least 10 Stars. The Tex-Mex is still the same great quality and flavor I remember as a kid. El Patio has been in business since before I was born. That makes 60 years that I have been a customer.
Jay Smith
Jay Smith
20:32 16 Nov 18
Kevin Meeks
Kevin Meeks
23:35 12 Nov 18
Adrie Jeffers
Adrie Jeffers
23:36 10 Nov 18
Always good service and great food. Only time of the day I have been is during lunch ish.
Cathleen Smith
Cathleen Smith
03:04 08 Nov 18
Juan Pantoja
Juan Pantoja
20:10 06 Nov 18
Louis Arriaga
Louis Arriaga
02:21 03 Nov 18
This place is THE place to go to for some Really good Mexican food!. The service is amazing and the staff there is friendly..I encourage you guys go.You will not be disappointed. Make sure you take what you can't eat hone.You will be glad you did .
Carla Reddick
Carla Reddick
06:47 01 Nov 18
Josephine Williamson
Josephine Williamson
22:00 28 Oct 18

We Offer Catering

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Private Parties?

El Patio has the availability to accommodate you for a private party. Looking for a great place to have a private birthday party or anniversary party? We offer a catering menu for large private parties. 

El Patio has the availability to accommodate you for a private party. Looking for a great place to have a private birthday party or anniversary party? We offer a catering menu for large private parties. 

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We’re Open

We are open for lunch and dinner Tuesday-Saturday.

 

Tues-Sat: 11am – 8:45pm

Sun: Closed

Monday: Closed

 

Phone

(512)476-5955

(512)477-0164

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We are located on the corner of 30th and Guadalupe St. 

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Restaurant Hours

Tues-Sat: 11am-8:45pm
Sun: Closed
Mon: Closed