Hours: Wed, Sun 11am-9pm | Thur, Fri, Sat 11am-10pm

El Patio Austin

Austin Tex Mex

An Austin Favorite Since 1954

Hours Of Operation

NEW EXTENDED HOURS

Wednesday + Sunday 11am-9:00pm

Thursday-Saturday 11am-10:00pm

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, we take pride in the quality of our service and ingredients. Our ingredients are fresh, never frozen. Every dish is made at the time of order, and whether it is one of our appetizers or your favorite entrée, only the finest and choicest ingredients are used. We strongly believe our commitment to quality and service is the reason El Patio is one of Austin’s favorite and most loved Tex-Mex restaurants for nearly 70 years and counting.

We proudly serve the finest diced chicken, taco, and fajita meat sourced locally through our incredible list of vendors. Our homemade shells and salsa are made fresh daily along with our famous, El Patio enchiladas, hand rolled for you as soon as the ticket is sent in… just like your abuelita used to make.

Along with this, pair your appetizer and entrée with one of our: frozen lime, mango, or strawberry margaritas, an ice cold domestic or imported beer, or a shot of tequila from our selection of over twenty bottles at our bar. Last but not least, our homemade pecan and coconut pralines are 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, and as always, a dum-dum sucker that can be picked out for all of our guests at the door…it’s only tradition.

We take pride in serving only the highest quality food and beverages to you, our loyal customers, since 1954. Our motto of “only the best” is reflected in our food, service, and welcoming environment you will experience at your next visit to El Patio. From our family to yours, we look forward to seeing you!

Read Our Reviews

El Patio Restaurant
4.3
Based on 918 reviews
First timer here! We enjoyed our late night meal and yummy margarita!
Erica Perez
Erica Perez
02:49 24 Aug 21
Iconic place. Great Tex Mex. Great waiter, Danny
Jose Gutierrez
Jose Gutierrez
00:47 20 Aug 21
Very good food!!!!!
Ariel Richardson
Ariel Richardson
17:08 19 Aug 21
Outstanding service from the the guy who greeted us to Mr. Danny, he brought joy and smiles. He was happy and excited to be doing what he do. I'm glad I met his positive energy gave me positive energy and a hope. Oh, I Love the enchiladas 😘🥰😍
Barbara Blaylock
Barbara Blaylock
15:31 19 Aug 21
Delicious tex mex and good hot sauce!!
Vickie Bailey
Vickie Bailey
16:12 14 Aug 21
Been going here for a long time. Always great food and service. Original Tex Mex
Donnie Stinnett
Donnie Stinnett
14:32 14 Aug 21
Niesha Clark
Niesha Clark
21:41 12 Aug 21
Nikki Williams
Nikki Williams
04:49 10 Aug 21
Cynthia Cline
Cynthia Cline
19:45 07 Aug 21
Amazing food and the staff / owner are very nice. Definitely will be going again next time we are in Austin.
Nick Mowen
Nick Mowen
20:02 06 Aug 21
anthony hashem
anthony hashem
22:51 05 Aug 21
Kent K
Kent K
13:01 05 Aug 21
Sabrina Rodriguez
Sabrina Rodriguez
19:36 01 Aug 21
Michael Landon
Michael Landon
00:02 30 Jul 21
Juan L Ramirez
Juan L Ramirez
19:44 29 Jul 21
Jason Juliette
Jason Juliette
01:28 27 Jul 21
David Bennett
David Bennett
01:46 17 Jul 21
The food was pretty good. The margaritas were decent. The service was good
Neal Master
Neal Master
22:19 08 Jul 21
Angela Keebler
Angela Keebler
13:38 05 Jul 21
Great Food and Better Margarita's!Our waitress was a Blue Eyed knockout!!Who made it,All Good"🤘😎
Jeff Pallette
Jeff Pallette
00:12 01 Jul 21
Tim Norman
Tim Norman
22:52 30 Jun 21
Wasn't impressed with staff or food. Have been a customer for a long time.
Lorene Smith
Lorene Smith
15:14 28 Jun 21
Excellent Mexican food,just the best Mexican quality
Christian Colombo
Christian Colombo
08:03 26 Jun 21
Great food and service.
Big E
Big E
23:12 13 Jun 21
Take a little long time for food but good
Rashaud Mayberry
Rashaud Mayberry
03:08 12 Jun 21
My family has been eating at El Patio since 1954 when they first opened. We celebrate all our family milestones at El Patio. It is a part of our family life. 5 generations of my family have enjoyed eating at El Patio. We know you will enjoy it also. Thank you El Patio. Austin would not be home without you and your tacos.
Linda Cruz
Linda Cruz
21:42 07 Jun 21
Authentic Tex-Mex! An Austin Must Stop!
Cody Bruce
Cody Bruce
02:58 07 Jun 21
Love this place!
Janelle Terry
Janelle Terry
18:00 06 Jun 21
Terry Willams
Terry Willams
21:59 05 Jun 21
Lizzy Speights
Lizzy Speights
19:55 05 Jun 21
Shawnette Ervin
Shawnette Ervin
20:36 28 May 21
a brotherton
a brotherton
17:48 28 May 21
Always great food and service. Quality of food is always consistent, has been for years.
Steve Eyhorn
Steve Eyhorn
13:47 24 May 21
tanya thompson
tanya thompson
01:52 22 May 21
Love coming here with my girlfriend, we either get enchiladas or fajitas. Service has been on point
Raúl Baduel
Raúl Baduel
17:18 18 May 21
Great customer!! Always friendly and cooperative. Walkin restored to use.
Clay Kerr
Clay Kerr
14:53 18 May 21
Best Tex-Mex EVER. SERIOUSLY
judy dansand-alred
judy dansand-alred
08:41 12 May 21
Service was great but food was to salty we didn't know if it was the guacamole or the meat my family took me there for mothers day but probably won't go back to to salty.
Maria Soriano
Maria Soriano
19:02 10 May 21
We Love El Patio
Linda Stephens
Linda Stephens
01:48 10 May 21
Restaurant was clean. Staff is not real friendly. Food is not as good as it use to be. Parking is bad
Frances Moreno
Frances Moreno
01:52 09 May 21
El Patio has been a family go to from my first trip to Austin some 25 years ago. The family, the familiar, the fantabulous fare, the friendly folk. Gotta love it.
Eric O
Eric O
01:43 07 May 21
Alfredo Govea
Alfredo Govea
19:10 30 Apr 21
Best enchiladas around!
Jason Dixon
Jason Dixon
15:56 27 Apr 21
Jennifer Jones
Jennifer Jones
17:38 26 Apr 21
Good little Tex-Mex joint. It’s been around forever and worth a stop. Plus great margaritas!
J.N. Erwin
J.N. Erwin
00:19 22 Apr 21
Always good food keep up the good work guys I just love it
Patricia Patterson
Patricia Patterson
19:36 19 Apr 21
👍👍👍
andre williams
andre williams
00:55 13 Apr 21
Marcus Lemoine
Marcus Lemoine
03:24 12 Apr 21
Jennifer Segura
Jennifer Segura
21:50 11 Apr 21
Allen Jensen
Allen Jensen
17:23 07 Apr 21
they have all known me since i was a week old and watched me grow into the woman i have become and have always treated me like family, i love this place and thru 3 generations their food has never changed or failed to impress so when i got married had to take my husband and i told him it is the best mexican food any where around he said i will be the judge of that and he AGREE'S
Kristi Sisco
Kristi Sisco
06:49 30 Mar 21
Mexican restaurant that you can get drunk at. Part of a go to neighborhood for shopping, eating, and drinking.
Michael Cannon
Michael Cannon
00:30 30 Mar 21
Rebecca More
Rebecca More
08:04 29 Mar 21
Great food period!
Charles J Miller
Charles J Miller
02:33 29 Mar 21
Excellent food. Employees very kind and professional
David Anguiano
David Anguiano
00:51 27 Mar 21
robert garcia
robert garcia
02:40 23 Mar 21
If you have not been to this place in a while you should come back what a great place
J dean
J dean
18:05 22 Mar 21
Great service 😉
Erin Ewing
Erin Ewing
18:14 20 Mar 21
Wow! There chips are the best. Service was better than most. Seemed family owned and very friendly.
bill p
bill p
02:26 20 Mar 21
Well the food is awesome...the parking lot, not so. It's tight and packed on weekends which should tell you something. It's reasonably priced, good portions and what else do you want when eating out. Try the beef enchiladas...yummy In your tummy!😌
lorraine watts
lorraine watts
00:33 17 Mar 21
First time for me having El Patio chicken fajitas, excellent fajitas!
Dale Keaton
Dale Keaton
03:22 15 Mar 21
Awesome service and the food was sooo good will be returning soon
kristina manchaca
kristina manchaca
00:46 15 Mar 21
El Patio chicken fajitas for the first time, excellent!
Dale Keaton
Dale Keaton
03:04 14 Mar 21
Food was great! Good Big portion plates for the price!
Tony Aguilar Jr
Tony Aguilar Jr
22:23 12 Mar 21
Good Food. Good Drinks. Super laid back and casual. If you're looking for a local austin place to support, this is it.
Sage Stoakley
Sage Stoakley
18:02 09 Mar 21
Muy Buena atencion ,riquisimas comidas ,exelente calidad en las Carnes !!
Gchome Service
Gchome Service
13:50 09 Mar 21
Good food, friendly staff owners.
Magnolia Hardeman
Magnolia Hardeman
23:17 07 Mar 21
This place is iconic and definitely worth going to. Stopped in for lunch and the waitress was quick friendly and they follow Covid-19 protocol 😉
Mike Taylor
Mike Taylor
15:47 28 Feb 21
Great food
Kirsten Jackson
Kirsten Jackson
04:46 28 Feb 21
Excellent service, fantastic enchiladas, its no wonder this place has been open for so long.
GødDamnitJeremy
GødDamnitJeremy
23:10 26 Feb 21
My Longhorn Son was out of food durning the winter storm. The Gm Sled Allen delivered food to my son at no cost. Being out of town with limited internet and electricity I can not thank him and EL Patio enough!! Will always be in awe of this selfless act. You and your staff rock! I will let everyone know.
Gloria Pemberton
Gloria Pemberton
01:20 19 Feb 21
Timothy Plump
Timothy Plump
23:55 10 Feb 21
KENDRA MCCULLOUGH
KENDRA MCCULLOUGH
21:08 09 Feb 21
Good food and good service
Jeffery Brown
Jeffery Brown
16:58 08 Feb 21
Sonia McMasters
Sonia McMasters
00:22 08 Feb 21
Cora McLaughlin
Cora McLaughlin
21:19 06 Feb 21
Bernice Fornespierantoni
Bernice Fornespierantoni
12:57 31 Jan 21

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-9PM

Thursday-Saturday 11AM-10PM

 

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-9PM

Thurs - Sat: 11AM-10PM