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 970 reviews
Kelle Thorsen
Kelle Thorsen
23:25 25 Jan 22
Food was amazing
Alexis Stellas
Alexis Stellas
20:06 25 Jan 22
Great place
R Coffey
R Coffey
17:19 23 Jan 22
Excellent food and service. Love those chips..
Steven Bolech
Steven Bolech
22:28 21 Jan 22
Joe Matthews
Joe Matthews
18:51 21 Jan 22
David special is excellent!
Berry Matthews
Berry Matthews
20:56 09 Jan 22
Earl Mcmannis Jr
Earl Mcmannis Jr
11:56 06 Jan 22
David Hinds
David Hinds
14:30 31 Dec 21
Their margaritas are alright.
Isaac Blau
Isaac Blau
22:41 29 Dec 21
One of Austin's original Tex-Mex restaurants so good Love this place
Joe Montez
Joe Montez
02:54 23 Dec 21
Old school Austin TexMex, generous portions at reasonable prices. Food freshly prepared and served hot. Hipsters looking for a trendy scene probably wouldn't enjoy it. Good spot for a family meal.
Louise Donnell
Louise Donnell
03:14 19 Dec 21
Food was delicious. Great atmosphere
Gwen Williams
Gwen Williams
13:59 17 Dec 21
Great service and food. We will be back asap... Thanks alot!
RHINO CUZ
RHINO CUZ
17:39 14 Dec 21
Brian Lindquist
Brian Lindquist
15:59 14 Dec 21
Juan Vazquez
Juan Vazquez
23:59 13 Dec 21
Great food.Been going for 35 years. Good friendly people. Clean
judy hovey
judy hovey
14:20 13 Dec 21
Old building, great food and margaritas. One of the few old schools places left. Go!
Matt Leschber
Matt Leschber
18:23 10 Dec 21
Debbie Ramirez
Debbie Ramirez
21:14 18 Nov 21
Been eating at this place since I was a kid in the 90s. The food is absolutely unchanged in only the best ways, their cheese enchiladas are the best you will find in Austin. Smothered and stuffed with cheese.
Major Donkey
Major Donkey
23:59 15 Nov 21
One of the original Austin restaurants. If you like TexMex, it's your kind of place
Frank Fendesack
Frank Fendesack
19:33 12 Nov 21
Always great food, great prices and atmosphere.
Frank Payne
Frank Payne
22:03 11 Nov 21
Brian Perdue
Brian Perdue
01:07 08 Nov 21
Excellent service and food was amazing!!
sagerkeith
sagerkeith
19:25 04 Nov 21
Good when you're craving crunchy tacos with a bit of a twist.
R Cooper
R Cooper
14:12 30 Oct 21
Had a great lunch this past Sunday with family. Food was great as well as the service. El Patio has the best chips in town !!! The true test of a great Tex-Mex restaurant !! Has always been a family favorite !!!
Greg Brent
Greg Brent
02:47 28 Oct 21
I regularly take my neighbor here for take or take out. They are always Friendly. Thank you El patio!
Michelle Bailey
Michelle Bailey
16:13 24 Oct 21
Amy Thiel
Amy Thiel
19:00 15 Oct 21
Daniel Perla
Daniel Perla
23:01 10 Oct 21
Had this small Longhorn Margarita it was Goody goood
MCK V
MCK V
23:47 08 Oct 21
Dora Sanchez
Dora Sanchez
16:26 07 Oct 21
Philip Gardner
Philip Gardner
01:48 01 Oct 21
I have been eating at El Patio since I was a little girl and I'm in my early 60's. The tradition and food at this restaurant is the same as it was 10, 20, 30, 40, even 50 years ago! No matter what Mexican restaurant you go to, the food is a little different and it is really a matter of taste. To me El Patio IS the TexMex I grew up with and I still love it today! I can remember when they served crackers instead of chips before your meal.I suppose that is one tradition that has changed, but I love that you still get a side of warm tortillas with your meal. Most TexMex restaurants stopped doing that somewhere along the way. The service is always great, the food is consistently delicious, and I hope they are around for another 70 years! Kudos to the Joseph grandsons who have kept this Austin staple going!
Kathy Pride
Kathy Pride
21:36 30 Sep 21
We stopped in here a while back and figured it was time for another visit this afternoon. Thank goodness we did because it was just what we were looking for! The hubbs and I enjoyed margaritas (well, rocks, salt), which were $6 each and excellent. We decided to try the "Crispy Tacos", which are served open faced, like a chalupa, on shells that are homemade daily. We opted for the Taco Supreme version - beef, lettuce, tomato, & guacamole. We got a full order of 3 at $11.50 and added cheese for 50 cents more. Following a basket of the best tortilla chips in Austin (the salsa was up there on the scale, too), we were both more than satisfied, and I only had one taco! Ceasar was our amazing bartender and floor manager and wonderful to chat with during our visit. Same as we said last time - we will be back!
Laurie Rector McCowan
Laurie Rector McCowan
23:13 29 Sep 21
Love this place. Good food. Good service
Tre garrett
Tre garrett
13:29 26 Sep 21
Leah Ferguson
Leah Ferguson
22:31 21 Sep 21
Tammy Jones
Tammy Jones
22:46 17 Sep 21
Best enchiladas ever! The cheese and sauce they use is incredible. The chicken enchiladas are my fav. Even under new ownership the food is still amazing.
Jerry Krabe
Jerry Krabe
13:40 13 Sep 21
Good enchiladas and friendly
Tammie Bowser
Tammie Bowser
05:42 13 Sep 21
slgregg321
slgregg321
21:19 12 Sep 21
Danette Lopez Garza
Danette Lopez Garza
20:13 12 Sep 21
Christian Hall
Christian Hall
19:28 09 Sep 21
Chris Koenig
Chris Koenig
17:27 04 Sep 21
Nice to see it still open. Many memories
chaz rebo
chaz rebo
11:58 03 Sep 21
Love the ground beef taco! Great folks and great food!
Richard Hand
Richard Hand
15:05 29 Aug 21
Been eating there since 1954! I was 1 year old! It has changed a little, but the recipes are still the same! It's the best!!!!!
D D Jo
D D Jo
13:10 28 Aug 21
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
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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