Hours: Wednesday-Sunday 11am-8pm

El Patio

In Room Dining Now Available!

We are now open for In Room Dining! Please note: make sure to bring a mask and wear upon entering and eating the restaurant, or when not seated at a table. All customers will be seated accordingly to allow for social distancing. Thanks for your continued support and we look forward to seeing you.

Pickup and To-Go Orders Call: 512-476-5955

Since 1954

Hours Of Operation

Wednesday-Sunday 11am-8:00pm

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 still carried on today by family and their loyal staff who have worked at El Patio for over 30 years.

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

El Patio Family Pack

$45 + tax

(can be prepared hot or cold)
Tray of 12 enchiladas (cheese, chicken, or beef)
Rice and Beans
One pint of salsa
One bag of chips
One pint of either guac or queso

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 796 reviews
William Leach
William Leach
00:52 06 Nov 20
Great customer service fast friendly service Great hot served dishes Clean family friendly atmosphere
Jennifer Smith
Jennifer Smith
04:46 02 Nov 20
Dale Keaton
Dale Keaton
23:36 25 Oct 20
Dale Keaton
Dale Keaton
01:15 24 Oct 20
Food is awesome and so is the service!!
Satinka Stiles
Satinka Stiles
09:58 23 Oct 20
Brudge Hopkins
Brudge Hopkins
15:23 18 Oct 20
Great food and service.👍
Josie Benavides
Josie Benavides
23:24 17 Oct 20
Junie Henderson
Junie Henderson
18:11 16 Oct 20
This was as good as it's always been. The friendly waiters made eating there a great experience. When a place reopens especially during this covid time you aren't certain what to expect. No disappointments here.
Bracin K
Bracin K
17:28 04 Oct 20
Kilian O'Hare
Kilian O'Hare
19:09 26 Sep 20
Awesome nachos and queso
Laurie Eden
Laurie Eden
21:59 20 Sep 20
I really like this place, nice and friendly.Awesome cheesy enchiladas.This is the best salsa😁
Marsha Hoffman -Dye
Marsha Hoffman -Dye
03:52 19 Sep 20
Chaka Garvin
Chaka Garvin
14:39 17 Sep 20
Exceptional food!
Irek Banaczyk
Irek Banaczyk
00:10 12 Sep 20
chaz rebo
chaz rebo
10:10 08 Sep 20
Such a great time! The service was incredible and super friendly! The food was good, margaritas were great, and it was such a great atmosphere! It’s small but you won’t be disappointed.
Hali Lirette
Hali Lirette
13:36 06 Sep 20
The food, as always, is delicious. My go to place for comfort food.
Dan McMurrough
Dan McMurrough
23:51 04 Sep 20
Staff and food are ALWAYS amazing!!
Jill DeCabooter
Jill DeCabooter
13:11 30 Aug 20
Jimmy Ojeda
Jimmy Ojeda
22:42 28 Aug 20
Wow! Great attitude from all the staff which is much appreciated. Great margaritas too.
David Y
David Y
22:19 28 Aug 20
Good food. Very nice staff!
R Jefferies
R Jefferies
17:56 28 Aug 20
Great food, service, & drinks!
Amanda Rickert
Amanda Rickert
14:36 28 Aug 20
I've eaten at El Patio,, my entire existence, my parents took me there, as a child.. I dined there as a young man, took my wife, and kids there.. A Tradition, I had heard that El Patio Restaurant had sold out/cashed in, then I heard it closed down.. Driving. Past El Patio 8-26-2020, I could see it was plainly open, not closed at all.. I was hungry so I stopped.. I don't know the new owners, or their. history.. I can tell you the food, and service was excellent.. In fact better than the previous owners, and they were an institution here in ATX... I will definitely be going back toEl Patio Restaurant soon... The atmosphere was laid back, and hip.. The Staff friendly, helpful, and professional...The Food was some of the best Mexican Food I've eaten in at least the last five years... Big Shout Out to the Chef, and the Crew in the Kitchen...
Dee KingBee
Dee KingBee
10:53 28 Aug 20
Angela Bryant
Angela Bryant
19:58 24 Aug 20
Incredibly friendly and welcoming! Perfect price for the amount of food they give you, and the salsa is hot !
T R
T R
21:06 23 Aug 20
This was my first time visiting El Patio since it first closed the doors back in 2019. Now that it's reopened under new owners it still has the original decor and charm that it always did. The menu has also remained the same as far as I can tell. It's still good Tex Mex food but is getting a little pricey considering what you get. That's understandable with the way Austin's rent is going through the roof. Nonetheless, it's an Austin institution that everyone should visit at least once if not more.
Bob P
Bob P
21:03 23 Aug 20
FOOD WAS DELICIOUS.. HOSPITALITY WAS AMAZING. YOU GET ALOT OF FOOD FOR THE PRICE.. HIGHLY RECOMMEND IT .
Miriam Hernandez
Miriam Hernandez
19:08 20 Aug 20
Keith Edwards
Keith Edwards
22:11 16 Aug 20
Ruben Cantu
Ruben Cantu
07:50 16 Aug 20
Giannis Daras
Giannis Daras
22:15 14 Aug 20
Yummy!!!
Rebecca Bray
Rebecca Bray
02:34 07 Aug 20
Anthony Garcia
Anthony Garcia
21:20 28 Jul 20
Been eating here since the 90's. Every item on the menu is good.
Deborah Kavanaugh
Deborah Kavanaugh
10:46 21 Jul 20
Good place to eat!
dr. fernand basquez
dr. fernand basquez
23:15 16 Jul 20
My favorite spot for enchiladas for the last 20 years.. !! ..traveled around the world- can't find better beef enchiladas..
Dana Fontenot
Dana Fontenot
00:11 12 Jul 20
The food was great
Beverly Johnson
Beverly Johnson
23:16 11 Jul 20
Lizette Tovar
Lizette Tovar
19:34 28 Jun 20
GREAT food at affordable prices. Staff ALWAYS treats me family.
Mike QSC
Mike QSC
04:46 27 Jun 20
Favorite spot to go when in the mood for gooey Tex Mex.
Michele Streetman
Michele Streetman
00:59 26 Jun 20
Brian Lindquist
Brian Lindquist
19:07 24 Jun 20
Love this restaurant
Ashleigh Byrd
Ashleigh Byrd
17:53 21 Jun 20
It's ajght
Dalton Ray
Dalton Ray
17:49 20 Jun 20
Love the car delivery!
joely wright
joely wright
16:28 17 Jun 20

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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Hours Of Operation

Wednesday-Sunday 11AM-8PM

 

Phone

(512)476-5955

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

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Restaurant Hours

Wednesday-Sunday: 11AM-8PM