El Patio

Temporarily Closed Due to COVID-19, Will Return Soon!

Due to COVID-19 and the unforeseen circumstances, El Patio has decided to temporarily shut down to reduce the spread of the virus, protect our customers and staff, and follow suit for what others in Austin and around the country are doing to help. This is a difficult decision to make but necessary. We will continue to monitor the situation and will announce re-opening as soon as we can. We love our El Patio customers and family, and look forward to serving you all again soon. Thank you, and stay strong Austin!

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-Your El Patio Family

 

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 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.

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
4.2
Based on 748 reviews
Cynitra Washington
Cynitra Washington
18:32 19 Mar 20
Marta Spears
Marta Spears
12:40 09 Mar 20
Shimeya Hill
Shimeya Hill
23:49 08 Mar 20
Go hungry you will love the food.
Alejandrina Gonzalez
Alejandrina Gonzalez
04:27 05 Mar 20
Marva Lewis
Marva Lewis
03:18 04 Mar 20
savy slay
savy slay
20:11 03 Mar 20
Edward Barron
Edward Barron
21:14 01 Mar 20
Was in town visiting my 99 year old grandmother and she wanted to go to her favorite Mexican restaurant. Great food, great margaritas!
Jason Burdullis
Jason Burdullis
14:13 01 Mar 20
joseph ramos
joseph ramos
06:46 01 Mar 20
Excellent customer service as always. Food is fantastic ❤️
Trina Atwood
Trina Atwood
02:01 28 Feb 20
Juliann Pokorny
Juliann Pokorny
14:29 26 Feb 20
Best enchiladas downtown love it love it
Lisa Yanes
Lisa Yanes
07:15 24 Feb 20
Glad they reopened. I can tell they are a bit different. First was the queso. Still good, but not the exceptionally good that it used to be. The tacos on the David especial good, but.not grwat due to the different queso. Cheese enchiladas still top notch. Salsa is amazing! Still a great place. Ope. On Sundays!!!
Thomas Loiselle
Thomas Loiselle
18:56 23 Feb 20
Jonathan Hurley
Jonathan Hurley
21:20 21 Feb 20
Dustin Compton
Dustin Compton
22:38 19 Feb 20
Joe Matthews
Joe Matthews
20:43 19 Feb 20
Fast friendly great food great atmosphere
Erica Slaughter
Erica Slaughter
13:49 18 Feb 20
Drea Baby
Drea Baby
21:09 17 Feb 20
Fred Parks
Fred Parks
20:19 14 Feb 20
Great food friendly and courteous service from the staff.
Dennis VanBrakle
Dennis VanBrakle
00:32 13 Feb 20
Justin Coleman
Justin Coleman
04:23 12 Feb 20
The chips here are some of the best I've ever had! Couldn't stop eating them with the salsa 😋
S C
S C
04:21 08 Feb 20
There salsa is the BEST. And the Perkins special is really special for me.
Suzanne Dowdle
Suzanne Dowdle
12:47 07 Feb 20
Great tasting foods, with great service.
Steve A Ortiz Jr
Steve A Ortiz Jr
14:51 05 Feb 20
Geri H
Geri H
17:48 03 Feb 20
Saul S. Diaz
Saul S. Diaz
03:20 02 Feb 20
Ray Harrison
Ray Harrison
22:45 31 Jan 20
Good food staff friendly
Alan Jones
Alan Jones
02:32 28 Jan 20
Excellent food, great service. Only issue is the prices, which I assume are high to cover the cost of the location. Trade offs. I'll definitely go again, but only for special occasions.
Benjamin Healy
Benjamin Healy
13:48 26 Jan 20
Good as ever! Service is slow but food is great...
Tom Fitzgerald
Tom Fitzgerald
19:47 24 Jan 20
An Austin special. No other place like it
Jill Jane
Jill Jane
02:40 18 Jan 20
DEBORAH CLAKLEY
DEBORAH CLAKLEY
22:41 17 Jan 20
Mrs.cedano Cedano
Mrs.cedano Cedano
03:48 17 Jan 20
Excellent tex mex!
Sandy Bowman
Sandy Bowman
21:22 15 Jan 20
Ben Shaver
Ben Shaver
01:10 15 Jan 20
Hostess was very friendly. Waiter was friendly. Food was amazing. I will definitely be returning.
REBEKAH Jones
REBEKAH Jones
21:04 12 Jan 20
In April 1961, I was an 18 year old prospective UT student making my first trip to Austin with two Fort Worth high school buddies doing the same. It was Round Up weekend on Campus and we were driving north on the Drag looking for a place to eat lunch. The El PatioSign caught our attention and we pulled in. We were met at the front counter by Mr. Paul Joseph as if we were old friends and regular customers. Not surprisingly, after consuming a full sleeve of saltines with hot sauce—along with three Enchilada Dinners, we immediately became old friends and regular customers! Total check: less than $5 including 3 iced teas!Now, almost 60 years later, this is still my favorite place in Austin eat. That also goes for my three grown children and six grandkids. Thank you El Patio and Joseph Family for “keeping it real”!Joe K. Longley
Joe Longley
Joe Longley
16:27 12 Jan 20
Not as good as before
Shawnday Payten
Shawnday Payten
12:21 12 Jan 20
An Austin classic. I am so glad they reopened the restaurant and it is still family owned... Enjoy!
Matthew Nolte
Matthew Nolte
18:35 10 Jan 20
One of the best original in Austin
ATX Mike
ATX Mike
09:06 02 Jan 20
Good comfort food in a comfortable atmosphere. I always get the #1, but I miss their tamales. Still, I've been eating here off & on for nearly 40 yrs & their food has never disappointed me.
G Pother Illowhite
G Pother Illowhite
19:21 30 Dec 19
Blas Coy
Blas Coy
22:49 29 Dec 19
Great food
Rachel Okezirume
Rachel Okezirume
15:28 29 Dec 19
So glad that El Patio is back!
Brett Sappington
Brett Sappington
19:45 28 Dec 19
Not bad, not great, but authentic. Worth a stop if you stumble by the area and are hungry.
Brett Williams
Brett Williams
06:37 28 Dec 19
Classic Austin. Old-school feeling Tex-Mex. It's the sort of place your grandparents likely would've enjoyed. Good, old fashioned comfort food. Very glad the family brought it back into operation.
David Torres
David Torres
21:08 23 Dec 19
Daphne baker
Daphne baker
18:30 23 Dec 19
This was my first time going here and I was pleasantly surprised. Their take on tacos is unique in the fact that it's more like a tostada than a taco but still good. Enchiladas were ok but their chips and salsa were the MVP of the dining experience! I'd definitely recommend giving them a try if you're in the Austin area.
Chuck Bond
Chuck Bond
03:18 21 Dec 19
Good food, great company, friendly service.
Joni Kalinowski
Joni Kalinowski
02:25 20 Dec 19
I've been going to this place since I was three and this year was the final year that they were going to be around
LeDell Williams
LeDell Williams
19:13 15 Dec 19
Harrison Kuczaj
Harrison Kuczaj
21:14 12 Dec 19
Jose Riojas
Jose Riojas
20:26 12 Dec 19
We love the food, but the atmosphere has changed a bit since they reopened
MrRusalsmith
MrRusalsmith
14:05 11 Dec 19
A Austin tradition!
Tyler Cantrell
Tyler Cantrell
01:50 09 Dec 19
Initial service took a long time. Food was good though.
Jenn Siegal
Jenn Siegal
02:27 08 Dec 19
Special beef & bean nachos are the best in Austin and my favorite food dish. The beef enchiladas with chili con carne & chili con queso are excellent and my next favorite food dish. The crispy beef tacos, red salsa and guacamole are also great.
Richard McCown
Richard McCown
16:47 06 Dec 19
Food was good and the service also but parking spots so so.
Roy Garcia
Roy Garcia
17:57 28 Nov 19
betsy ross
betsy ross
21:59 27 Nov 19
Pretty good
William Alexander
William Alexander
05:34 26 Nov 19
Me lleve tremenda sorpresa en cuanto a la ora de irdenar pero todo súper delicioso
Cynthia Hernandez
Cynthia Hernandez
16:17 25 Nov 19
An Austin institution that almost closed its doors this year is still serving up its brand of texmex. I don’t know were the saltine crackers went but you will either love or not care about the chips - I’m in the love category. I also love their cheese enchiladas - smothered in a meat gravy they are some of the best in Austin. Fair warning, the beef enchiladas have cheese in them which is not normal at any other restaurant. Unfortunately, the other item a texmex restaurant is judged by is the margarita and I chose to pay the extra $2 for the “el patio” version which is supposed to have better tequila. It was sour beyond reason and while it starts off tasting like every good margarita the sourness kicks in a few seconds later and makes ya wonder if anyone behind the bar is tasting their creations before they send them out. We had an easy parking experience on a Saturday night at 6pm but I know it gets difficult with the limited spaces they have.
Anna Gibbs
Anna Gibbs
04:27 25 Nov 19
Growing up my parents and sisters and I used to go to a place we called "Mr. Josephs" because Mr. Joseph was my Daddy's friend and he owned the place. All these years later - Mr. Joseph's children are honoring their parents by running the restaurant like the parents did - keeping in place the quality food, and the charming personal service ... For me, it was like stepping back in time. It is not a new, fancy, well lit, sterile, chain restaurant - it has personality!! You will not find tofu & kale stuffed in a spinach wrap - attempting to call itself a taco - what you will find is hot, fresh,old fashioned - traditional TexMex - you know the kind that belongs in Austin (back before it was weird and you could actually afford to live in the city) but I digress... Try a combo plate - the taco was really good - guacamole was excellent and the cheese enchiladas unbeatable! and praline - don't forget the praline.. People new to Austin may not understand but long time native Austinite's will be in heaven. There is a reason they have been in business for 65+ years - I only hope they continue at least another 65 years!!
Christine Smith
Christine Smith
16:13 24 Nov 19
Christina S
Christina S
18:33 22 Nov 19
I really liked the home vibe this place gave. The food was good and at a great price! The food looked a bit off (eg. the beef looked like it was soaked in water) but overall, I recommend this place.
Noelle A
Noelle A
16:35 22 Nov 19
Iconic Austin restaurant. The David Special is always my go to
Will Dabbs
Will Dabbs
14:32 22 Nov 19
Excellent food!!
Eric Armstrong
Eric Armstrong
13:49 22 Nov 19
Skull Jinx Reality
Skull Jinx Reality
20:12 16 Nov 19
Good 👍 👍
Kevin White Sr
Kevin White Sr
04:38 16 Nov 19
This is authentic Tex-Mex! I really enjoyed my recent experience at this restaurant and my interactions with the staff. I ordered the beef enchiladas topped with an authentic chile con carne sauce. A pleasant experience at a place with a bunch of history.
Alex p
Alex p
21:31 15 Nov 19
The tortilla on my enchiladas was hard compared to my wifes. We ordered same things. When i got drink refills i would say thank you and waitress continually said " no problem" ....i would think " your welcomed" would be correct response. Overall good just not the same as when David was the owner. We will give it another try.
Kevin Brown
Kevin Brown
21:55 10 Nov 19
True Austin Tex Mex!
Mike Nassour
Mike Nassour
13:11 07 Nov 19
Great Food - Great enchillas
Juan Sepeda
Juan Sepeda
20:49 05 Nov 19
Simple and amazing Mexican.
Ken Reilley
Ken Reilley
17:31 02 Nov 19
Jason Hood
Jason Hood
06:03 02 Nov 19
So glad the closure was temporary. Love the unapologetic yesteryearness of this place.
Stuart Weikel
Stuart Weikel
23:58 01 Nov 19
LaTonya Hill
LaTonya Hill
22:27 01 Nov 19
Dale Keaton
Dale Keaton
21:18 01 Nov 19
The beef enchiladas is great 👌 I would like to say that every since the cousin took over the business is not as good they never want to do to go orders the phone stays with a busy signal and the place is not that big to hold alot of people I like to get my order to go so I can go home and enjoy my meal and the salsa is not hot enough for me but after today I don't think I am going back to El Patio the business is not good to me anymore
Lavonne Williams
Lavonne Williams
20:26 30 Oct 19
Mariah Escobar
Mariah Escobar
19:26 30 Oct 19
The BEST old fashion TexMex in Austin!
Garrick Colwell
Garrick Colwell
18:33 29 Oct 19
Austin original
Garen G. Garcia
Garen G. Garcia
20:23 27 Oct 19
Haven't been here in 15+ years. Food was still good even after closing and re- opening, but we paid $7 for a kids cheese quesadilla, with no sides. I also decided to try the $14 "GRANDE" El patio margarita, it is not "GRANDE" nor was it any better than the $7 house rita my wife had. In the end, glad it's back open but prices are too high and service was just OK.
Nathan Potts
Nathan Potts
02:09 27 Oct 19
Excelente
Fernando Davila
Fernando Davila
03:38 24 Oct 19
Food was as good as the original, and service was excellent
Karen Preece
Karen Preece
15:44 22 Oct 19
Sabrina Gaines
Sabrina Gaines
15:41 21 Oct 19
Libby S.
Libby S.
00:00 21 Oct 19
The food and the service were outstanding. Might well make this a Sunday tradition.
Dean Traynor
Dean Traynor
21:38 20 Oct 19
Always good food and staff
Keisha L Jackson
Keisha L Jackson
18:49 18 Oct 19
Great food since 1968 when I first ate there
Dan Mills
Dan Mills
23:01 16 Oct 19
Good old fashion mexican food
Clarisa Ortiz Carroll
Clarisa Ortiz Carroll
19:41 16 Oct 19
Linda Lewis
Linda Lewis
18:42 16 Oct 19
We were overjoyed this iconic restaurant was able to reopen their doors after being closed for a brief period. We were happy to see some of the familiar faces, and the new family that was egar to continue the Joseph family tradition with the same great menu. Come on back, you'll be glad you did! ❤️
Lorna McNamara
Lorna McNamara
21:42 10 Oct 19
Michael Hanson
Michael Hanson
01:54 10 Oct 19
Gregory Blaine
Gregory Blaine
16:01 07 Oct 19
Amazing Food Great taste 100%
Patrick Mills
Patrick Mills
01:53 07 Oct 19
We had a wonderful meal at this Austin original with friends. Service was really good and the food was great. The simple menu provides all the tex-mex standards and the consensus of the table was all dishes were prepared excellent and met all our expectations. Well done!BTW, there is a neon sign behind the bar that gives a "coded" message as to why their food tastes so fresh...it reads "W.G.O.O.M" - we grind our own meat. So now you know the rest of the story 😁
Guy England
Guy England
00:30 07 Oct 19
Soooooooo glad they reopened!
Meleia Wilke
Meleia Wilke
23:31 06 Oct 19
Jonathan Wilke
Jonathan Wilke
23:00 06 Oct 19
Glad it's back. Night manager ?
Jayden Kocen
Jayden Kocen
04:02 06 Oct 19
Amber Redd
Amber Redd
19:27 04 Oct 19
DianaE
DianaE
01:25 04 Oct 19
First time going in since it opened back up and it's still great food...
Paula Govea
Paula Govea
00:07 02 Oct 19
El Patio is just a wonderful place. So glad it's reopened and looking forward to going there for many years to come! Getting hungry for the #3 as I write this review.
Ryan Britton
Ryan Britton
20:04 28 Sep 19
Their back!!!!!
Fred Parks
Fred Parks
23:04 27 Sep 19
Kathy Chapman
Kathy Chapman
01:44 26 Sep 19
Good food and great service
stefanie Hernandez
stefanie Hernandez
23:42 23 Sep 19
Nice
dj brownside
dj brownside
20:11 15 Sep 19
I ate at el patio the day it opened in the 50 s. Will b3 happyni5 is reopening. Count me there
Betty Caywood
Betty Caywood
02:11 13 Sep 19
I've eaten at El Patio when I was a kid (I was born the year they opened) and the rest of my life. So glad to hear they are on the way back. I'm sure I will be there in the first couple of days after they open. Thank you Joseph Family.
paul hejl
paul hejl
18:44 11 Sep 19
David Chavez
David Chavez
08:04 06 Sep 19
Fantastic food. Hate they are closing.
Daniel Martinez
Daniel Martinez
17:38 04 Sep 19
I went here for the first time on the day before last day this placed closed it was good not bad, not the best I have had but still was good! Very very very busy that day obviously so, I am glad I got to experience this place before it closed thanks to a co worker.
L.P.
L.P.
07:13 02 Sep 19
Gone, but won’t be forgotten.
Stephen Elsner
Stephen Elsner
13:14 23 Aug 19
Big E
Big E
13:48 18 Aug 19
This place will be missed
R Laurel
R Laurel
22:20 16 Aug 19
Hate to see you go...
Sabrina Woods
Sabrina Woods
16:36 16 Aug 19
Kristopher Kloc
Kristopher Kloc
19:52 10 Aug 19
Sad to see this awesome restaurant closing after having gone a few times a year my entire life.
Jonathan Berry
Jonathan Berry
01:43 10 Aug 19
DJs Fun Life
DJs Fun Life
01:23 10 Aug 19
So Long!
Stephen Miller
Stephen Miller
20:02 09 Aug 19
I'm so sad to see them go. They were family with the best Tex Mex food. I'll miss you all.
Erik Stearns
Erik Stearns
23:12 08 Aug 19
Good food, great service and Adios amigos. They are closing and on to new adventures. Thank you!
Mj Garza
Mj Garza
22:45 08 Aug 19
Was what I had always experienced for the past 20 something years. I am sad they are closing but their place in Austin history is established.
jim parkhurst
jim parkhurst
21:43 08 Aug 19
my familt has dined with them since the beginning.you will be missed
Dav Mc
Dav Mc
16:01 08 Aug 19
I will miss El Patio and the entire El Patio family who have been serving amazingly awesome homegrown Tex-Mex. After many years of living in Houston as a kid where my Dad found a great Tex-Mex restaurant where the chef's food was just like this. When I went to El Patio after my Dad passed, I could not believe who I felt like my folks where sitting right across to me and we were enjoying consistently prepared Tex-Mex as it should be. Cold plate with taco shell, chili con queso and avocado salad... THEN THE HOT PLATE with the melt in your mouth enchiladas with rice and beans. Oh, did I mention the chips, salsa and queso??? Well, those items are just the best. Completed meal with praline. IT does NOT GET ANY BETTER THAN THIS! Again, why for me, El Patio will be very sorely missed. I wish all the family of El Patio great journeys and newfound places to spread the delishishness... Tex-Mex style! <3 <3
Kelley Colleen
Kelley Colleen
15:23 08 Aug 19
Terrell 2x
Terrell 2x
14:56 08 Aug 19
I flew in from Vegas to eat here before they closed their doors. My grandparents ate here when my dad and uncles were at UT, I grew up eating here. It's the best family restaurant and it's heartbreaking that it's closing.
Leigh R.
Leigh R.
04:30 08 Aug 19
Simren
Simren
18:58 07 Aug 19
It was absolutely delicious. Due to their closing we had a long wait but so worth it. Sorry they are closing but we all deserve a time for other enjoyments. Best wishes.
Rita Pena
Rita Pena
05:40 07 Aug 19
I will miss this place. They are wonderful.
Ariel Ximenes
Ariel Ximenes
00:52 07 Aug 19
I will miss this place. I can't believe that this TexMex food is something that I have grown to like. This quirky Austin establishment has a 'cheese sauce' added to most dishes and normally I would hate that. The salsa is homemade and awesome(I ask for extra and pour it all over my food)! They have an amazing staff who always make the experience greater(specifically Manny but they are all good). I almost always ordered the David special (two tacos and two enchiladas). Their beans and salsa are the highlights but somehow this mixture of crispy taco shells (again homemade) and TexMex enchiladas smothered in beans and 'cheese sauce' works great together. El Patio will be missed.
Jared Story
Jared Story
10:43 05 Aug 19
Katey Arrington
Katey Arrington
01:53 05 Aug 19
Austin X
Austin X
04:02 04 Aug 19
Adam Sims
Adam Sims
00:54 04 Aug 19
Diane King
Diane King
23:28 03 Aug 19
So going to miss a place that I have been coming to for 40 years ...my parents even longer !!
Rachel Lord
Rachel Lord
00:39 03 Aug 19
Wanda Floyd
Wanda Floyd
09:54 02 Aug 19
This was my family's favorite place on Guadalupe. The Joseph's are a wonderful family and I wish them the best in their next adventure!
Blair Murski
Blair Murski
02:28 02 Aug 19
GREAT FOOD THANK FOR ALL THE YEARS WILL BE MISSED
Frank Mendoza
Frank Mendoza
00:33 02 Aug 19
Noooooooo!!!!! How can we live without your enchiladas and tacos? We courted there once a week and over 1,000 times since! No one compares to your divine Tex Mex. You have been friends since 1976. We will no longer have a place to call our own, nothing to lure us back to our home city. David, can I get your enchilada sauce recipe? No one else holds a chance against yours.Al and Belinda
Belinda Jones
Belinda Jones
23:35 01 Aug 19
Always great!
billy winscher
billy winscher
09:32 01 Aug 19
Nothing but great memories and I will love and miss all of you. My mother introduced me to this place as a child and Its been a staple since.. nothing extra fancy just good ol tex-mex food that been perfecting on keeping it classic and providing family love and nothing like the hipster wave going on everywhere else today that is rapidly changing Austin into something it's not. Yall will be missed!!!
james garcia
james garcia
17:47 31 Jul 19
So sad to hear they're closing this is an Austin tradition all we have left this mess around till we've already lost El Gallo I wish you'd sell the recipes and Let It Go On. They sure can work onions and cheese delicious.
Jon Hernandez
Jon Hernandez
04:36 31 Jul 19
Chris M
Chris M
20:53 30 Jul 19
A Google User
A Google User
20:47 30 Jul 19
The staff is very friendly.I would highly recommend this restaurant.I love this restaurant.They have really good Mexican food.The service is great.I go here a lot of times with family and friends.
Alexa Sandford
Alexa Sandford
10:42 29 Jul 19
Really good but it is closing on Aug 9
Matthew Frels
Matthew Frels
17:57 28 Jul 19
Very good service, sad its closing though😫😫😫
Ovan Arnold III
Ovan Arnold III
23:12 27 Jul 19
Billy Nichols
Billy Nichols
02:16 27 Jul 19
One last trip before she's gone.
Jeremy Spillar
Jeremy Spillar
20:39 26 Jul 19
So sad it is closing!
BW BW
BW BW
00:00 26 Jul 19
Juanita Jackson
Juanita Jackson
15:46 25 Jul 19
Renetta McCall
Renetta McCall
23:38 24 Jul 19
I started going to El Patio as a student in 1977. It was comfort food for my friends and me. Since graduating, I have always made it a point to stop by whenever I can when in town. I took my son and his roommate there for lunch their first week as UT freshmen. The food will be missed, the Joseph family and the atmosphere they created will be sorely missed by so many.
Bob DuPriest
Bob DuPriest
19:32 24 Jul 19
I've gone to El Patio's since I was little. I was sad to find out they are closing however I will have so many great memories of the staff and of course my delicious chicken enchiladas, rice and beans!!
Jionne Harnsberry
Jionne Harnsberry
14:13 24 Jul 19
Had to go one last time before they close for good
Catherine Varela
Catherine Varela
01:03 24 Jul 19
Sebastian Anaya
Sebastian Anaya
18:02 23 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
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
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
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
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
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.
c b
c b
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
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.
K B
K B
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 Runnels
Michelle Runnels
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
I love this restaurant wonderful food
Eddie Mendez
Eddie Mendez
01:02 20 Oct 18
Always amazed at the service and same friendly staff.
Jeffory Harris
Jeffory Harris
20:31 19 Oct 18
Ken Di
Ken Di
19:12 18 Oct 18
Perfect as usual. Austin Tex Mex doesn't get more authentic than this.
J Nassour
J Nassour
21:47 16 Oct 18
Joseph Norman
Joseph Norman
05:15 16 Oct 18
Collin Stobart
Collin Stobart
01:04 14 Oct 18
RxZ8
RxZ8
00:07 13 Oct 18
Chase Hamilton
Chase Hamilton
22:18 10 Oct 18
Great enchiladas.And we ran into Earl Campbell
Samuel Martinez
Samuel Martinez
19:59 09 Oct 18
John Arispe
John Arispe
13:16 30 Sep 18
Allison Ramos-Villela
Allison Ramos-Villela
11:35 29 Sep 18
Austin tradition if there ever was one. Can't beat El Patio for some good texmex!
Roy Allen
Roy Allen
16:03 26 Sep 18
One of the very few surviving Austin TexMex places from the 1950s. There is a reason for the survival; the food is uniformly good. Not to mention traditional. A scoop of sherbet for desert used to be standard for Austin TexMex. As far as I know, now only at El Patio.
Willie McKemie
Willie McKemie
00:12 24 Sep 18
awesome place to visit.
Vonnie Jones
Vonnie Jones
04:04 22 Sep 18
DONALD JOINER
DONALD JOINER
16:21 18 Sep 18
Best authentic Tex-Mex, anywhere! And family owned! Real people serving real food and closing early to get to bed. 😋
David Blair
David Blair
00:53 17 Sep 18
Old school Austin!
Carl McLendon
Carl McLendon
20:39 15 Sep 18
An Austin tradition. Family owned.
roy mills
roy mills
20:52 13 Sep 18
5th generation austin local eating elpatio and loving every minute of it
Jaime Parker
Jaime Parker
19:55 11 Sep 18
Great food.
Dianne Dominguez
Dianne Dominguez
01:40 11 Sep 18
Finally I get to visit this place with Ms. Luetta & Siauau love the location took awhile to find a parking space, this place has been around for a very long time according to Ms. Luetta since her children were kids, now in their late 50's. Anyways I loved the food, the nachos, the enchiladas, the tacos, the margaritas, the service was great! Looking forward to another visit sooner than later...❤💋
Audrey Rangel
Audrey Rangel
16:41 03 Sep 18
One of a shrinking list of Austin iconic restaurants. This is good old timey Tex-Mex in a great location in a great location. Family owned and operated, it's a must eat anytime you're in Austin. Enjoy!
Mark Warren
Mark Warren
15:21 02 Sep 18
Whoolie Bell
Whoolie Bell
00:42 02 Sep 18
I’ve discovered this place after doing an online search to find restaurants that serve or were noted for serving sherbet as part of their menu. After being seated, I asked to have sherbet brought out before the main meal. It was wonderful! The rest of the meal was just as good. Service was excellent and the place had a family atmosphere. There’s plenty of parking out front I am a Pisces recently seen driving along Guadalupe.
Mark Stevens
Mark Stevens
19:24 01 Sep 18
I've always had great meals for the last 35 years.
Mike Bass
Mike Bass
03:00 31 Aug 18
We all decided we had not been here in 20 years and it was high time to come back. Nostalgia aside the food is still pretty good. Even better, in this age of food trends and corporate chains El Patio remains stable and local. Thankfully the menu was familiar. It reminded us all of Tex-Mex in the 70's. The portions are huge. Not pictured but recommended are the chicken enchiladas with guacamole on top. Drinks were powerful and the atmosphere just perfect. So glad we made it back and this time no waiting 20 years.
Anderson England
Anderson England
14:07 30 Aug 18
There's a reason they've been in business for decades!!!
Eric Robertson
Eric Robertson
03:54 29 Aug 18
It's a great place to eat and drink
Teresa Hudson
Teresa Hudson
01:58 29 Aug 18
Rudy Rodriguez
Rudy Rodriguez
12:27 27 Aug 18
Tito Bueno
Tito Bueno
22:26 21 Aug 18
The best in town
bob lauck
bob lauck
00:15 18 Aug 18
Good Food
Miss B
Miss B
18:01 14 Aug 18
One of the last of the breed. Locally run by the Joseph family for 60 years. Best in town served up with authentic Austin hospitality. If you want real tex Mex come here.
Michael Lundgren
Michael Lundgren
14:15 12 Aug 18
Monette Vidouria
Monette Vidouria
02:27 12 Aug 18
Been going here since I was a child
Richard Kindred
Richard Kindred
00:49 12 Aug 18
Great food delicious
Mario Reyna
Mario Reyna
09:50 11 Aug 18
THE BESTEST! EVERY TIME!
Kelley Colleen
Kelley Colleen
22:31 08 Aug 18
No where else you need to go.
Buddy Howell
Buddy Howell
03:24 08 Aug 18
Sidney Long
Sidney Long
07:51 05 Aug 18
Jack Kidwell
Jack Kidwell
16:35 04 Aug 18
Good food, great people. Nice family owned & operated resturant.
Gina Faulkner
Gina Faulkner
15:53 03 Aug 18
An often overlooked gem.
Jacob Chokan
Jacob Chokan
20:32 02 Aug 18
Delicious food and super friendly staff.
Darlene Stone
Darlene Stone
00:51 27 Jul 18
Chris Thomas
Chris Thomas
20:03 26 Jul 18
Great food ! Good people ! Amazing customer service !
Rachel Pesina
Rachel Pesina
18:20 26 Jul 18
Walinda Goodman
Walinda Goodman
06:23 26 Jul 18
one of the best authentic mexican restaurant in AUSTIN since 1952.. my first time eating here was in 1986 i was a freshman in high school and i can say if the "LORD" is my witness the food still taste the same TODAY!!!💯
malcolm hopes
malcolm hopes
00:45 25 Jul 18
Stephanie White
Stephanie White
19:35 23 Jul 18
boulderjohnny007
boulderjohnny007
04:37 22 Jul 18
Excellent excellent food great service....
Robert Newbill
Robert Newbill
19:54 20 Jul 18
This is an Austin icon and the food is wonderful!!!!!
Jeanne Grant
Jeanne Grant
17:20 19 Jul 18
I have been going there since i was a teenager, the food was and is the same- great !! .everyone is so friendly
Gloria Hernandez
Gloria Hernandez
14:16 19 Jul 18
It's like having a Kodak moment can always go back and take a flash
Miguel Jaime
Miguel Jaime
23:45 18 Jul 18
MCK V
MCK V
21:26 17 Jul 18
Best home town tex-mex in Austin.
Bobby Moreland
Bobby Moreland
14:46 17 Jul 18
I have been going to ELPATIO since 1967 and by far the best food in Austin bar none enjoy the nachoes and beef enchiladas butter and sometimes crackers thank you David, Rene, and Rose Ann.
Kenneth Prewitt
Kenneth Prewitt
04:07 15 Jul 18
Great food great service
Barry Lewis
Barry Lewis
01:44 15 Jul 18
Sassy Lightfoot
Sassy Lightfoot
18:46 11 Jul 18
James Hatchitt
James Hatchitt
15:04 11 Jul 18
Caitlin Limonciello
Caitlin Limonciello
02:08 11 Jul 18
Jeffrey Crain
Jeffrey Crain
12:33 06 Jul 18
Good service and good food. Parking sucks.
Frank Adkins
Frank Adkins
17:40 05 Jul 18
Kim Jennings
Kim Jennings
03:47 01 Jul 18
Wonderful food excellent wait staff
Cherryl Phillips
Cherryl Phillips
17:47 28 Jun 18
I love the atmosphere and the staff. The food was great too. My kind of place.
Bradley Wyatt
Bradley Wyatt
21:31 26 Jun 18
Kiwi's World
Kiwi's World
19:01 26 Jun 18
Lance Poulsen
Lance Poulsen
19:55 19 Jun 18
Limited menu but oh soooo good. Everything made from scratch. Great service
Jane Edmonson
Jane Edmonson
00:32 17 Jun 18
Love it! Chris & Charlie Derrick brought us here and it's been our favorite ever since plus it allows for wonderful memories of them!
Shona Moore
Shona Moore
03:44 16 Jun 18
Deliciosas enchiladas
Pablo Camacho
Pablo Camacho
22:40 14 Jun 18
Sylvia Quintero
Sylvia Quintero
18:42 12 Jun 18
Old Austin, truly authentic (gringo) texmex. Some of the best beef enchiladas I've ever found in Austin or elsewhere. Frozen margs are better than most as well.
daniel dochen
daniel dochen
19:22 09 Jun 18
Great place to eat enchiladas!
sherry burditt
sherry burditt
02:16 08 Jun 18
Candi Rossiter
Candi Rossiter
18:41 06 Jun 18
Good as ever
Steve Harlow
Steve Harlow
18:51 04 Jun 18
Down-home Tex-Mex. This is one of the older restaurants in Austin. It has a wonderful "dive" sort of feel to it. The food is - unfortunately - addictively good. It is also reasonably priced. I wish I was 20 again, so I could handle those calories a bit more easily, but the place makes for a great, occasional treat.
Robert Witt
Robert Witt
17:34 03 Jun 18
Love this place. Been going here for 30 years.
Cathy Colson
Cathy Colson
00:37 03 Jun 18
Latrice Ellison
Latrice Ellison
01:35 01 Jun 18
Best Mexican food I've ever eaten. Food seems very fresh and made with good ingredients. Food is also fairly cheap for the quality of food, you can easily eat for about $10 a person.
Christopher Barrett
Christopher Barrett
15:55 29 May 18
I LOVE El Patio! It has been a favorite for most of my long life. There's nothing better than El Patio nachos, unless it's El Patio beef tacos with queso. Or is the enchiladas? A fantastic place to eat.
Sally Rankin
Sally Rankin
04:08 28 May 18
Karley Adams
Karley Adams
16:32 25 May 18
Classic TexMex comfort food like what I ate growing up in the 60's and 70's. Not modern TexMex. Meals come complete with "hot plate," "sherbert or candy" and cheap frozen margaritas with a kick!
Jeff Hewgley
Jeff Hewgley
02:23 22 May 18
Tre garrett
Tre garrett
06:47 17 May 18
Best in Austin. Really nothing more to say.
TX2XS ATX
TX2XS ATX
05:20 17 May 18
Reta Hallonquist
Reta Hallonquist
15:38 16 May 18
Been eating here for years.... Best enchiladas in the Austin area
brena edwards
brena edwards
13:47 16 May 18
Jamie Cook
Jamie Cook
10:18 14 May 18
Great Tex Mex, family owned for 50 years. Never a disappointment. I have been a longtime customer and everyone is treated like a cousin.
Sandy Higgins
Sandy Higgins
16:46 13 May 18
Michael Anderson
Michael Anderson
03:55 12 May 18
Awesome food & Service ....
Tony Santos
Tony Santos
19:02 06 May 18
I hate to not give this 5 stars becuase there was nothing particularly bad. The service was 5 stars. I loved the queso, homemade crispy shells, and margaritas. But besides that, it wasn't my fiance and my taste. That said, definitely try it out. It might be yours. I had a great experience.
Katherine Madel
Katherine Madel
00:05 03 May 18
Local haunt with a storied history. Family owned. Good Tex-Mex.
fred dagar
fred dagar
15:39 28 Apr 18
After 42 years of El Patio's awesome dinners, I hope there's 42 years more.
Buddy Howell
Buddy Howell
03:43 28 Apr 18
Criselda Almaraz
Criselda Almaraz
18:07 27 Apr 18
Love their food and great friendly service. The only downfall is parking is limited.
Michael Warnken
Michael Warnken
10:20 27 Apr 18
Roland Bustillo
Roland Bustillo
01:49 27 Apr 18
Michael Hall
Michael Hall
00:12 27 Apr 18
Food was amazing!
Maggie Hurtado
Maggie Hurtado
02:47 25 Apr 18
Liz Peterson
Liz Peterson
17:45 24 Apr 18
Shireen Burkett
Shireen Burkett
22:12 23 Apr 18
Cindy Smith
Cindy Smith
06:51 19 Apr 18
Austin Research Lab
Austin Research Lab
22:38 18 Apr 18
They are amazing people. Love going there atleast once a month.
Ashley Flowers
Ashley Flowers
20:46 14 Apr 18
Gray Blanchard
Gray Blanchard
23:48 12 Apr 18
Great local restaurant with awesome enchiladas! I enjoy the chicken enchiladas with the green sauce!
Andy Carey
Andy Carey
20:27 09 Apr 18
Wonderful authentic Austin original. Get the half order of taco queso supreme. it is delicious
el conejo
el conejo
02:39 08 Apr 18
Classic Austin Tex Mex! Always great!
Jason Lester
Jason Lester
15:29 06 Apr 18
One of my favorites places.
Margaret Garcia
Margaret Garcia
12:01 03 Apr 18
Classic. Amazing.
Matt Prostko
Matt Prostko
10:32 03 Apr 18
Dinner was delicious. Such great texmex. Highly recommend. Be sure and order nachos!
Christine Carlson
Christine Carlson
04:07 02 Apr 18
Good food at a good price. All plates are good. Salsa is average. Queso with taco meat added very very good. Fried corn chips by request only, they do cost extra. Comes with standard corn chips for free. I do recomend, for good Tex-Mex.
chadaccount
chadaccount
04:35 26 Mar 18
Best Mexican food in Austin
Eddy Rundell
Eddy Rundell
12:44 25 Mar 18
Tina Topsy
Tina Topsy
22:56 23 Mar 18
Great family-friendly place! I spent Saturday's after church with my grandparents eating wonderful enchiladas. Great Memories and wonderful caring people work hard to ensure a quality experience. It's my #1 go to when I have friends visit from out of town.
L Fowkes
L Fowkes
19:26 23 Mar 18
Been going here all my life! Best Tex Mex in Austin!
Brian Brannan
Brian Brannan
02:52 22 Mar 18
Michelle Manigault
Michelle Manigault
00:20 22 Mar 18
By far the best food I've eaten!
Bee Gone
Bee Gone
16:12 21 Mar 18
marie estrada
marie estrada
05:21 20 Mar 18
Great food
Liza Byrd
Liza Byrd
18:43 18 Mar 18
Love El. PatioDavid and the crew treat you like family
Bob Turner
Bob Turner
23:01 17 Mar 18
Food is great and good price
liza byrd
liza byrd
17:26 17 Mar 18
Ordered enchiladas rice,beans,tortillas, guacamole and chips for a party today was very good... Wonderful customer service packed neat food was hot...
Shakura Mayers
Shakura Mayers
02:33 16 Mar 18
David Gonzales
David Gonzales
16:27 14 Mar 18
Edward Rodriguez
Edward Rodriguez
05:51 13 Mar 18
Dale Ford
Dale Ford
03:41 11 Mar 18
Great Food Awesome Experience for my First time in Austin
Adrian Maldonado
Adrian Maldonado
20:26 10 Mar 18
The food was excellent! I highly recommend it for a good dining experience! The employees are real friendly!
Joy Boling
Joy Boling
04:14 10 Mar 18
Great service, delicious food, fun atmosphere.
Cynthia Jansen
Cynthia Jansen
01:20 08 Mar 18
Very good customer service
Estrella Garcia
Estrella Garcia
21:31 07 Mar 18
Always great food but the customer service is always great also
Oscar Martinez
Oscar Martinez
23:13 05 Mar 18
Great restaurant
Eric Overstreet
Eric Overstreet
20:40 04 Mar 18
Austin original. Get the #1 and a frozen margarita!
Clay S.
Clay S.
22:17 02 Mar 18
Always good and the service is ALWAYS SPECTACULAR!
Gina Hibbs
Gina Hibbs
18:59 01 Mar 18
Great food besr in Austin!!!!!
Gary Adams
Gary Adams
01:41 01 Mar 18
Theresa Pearson
Theresa Pearson
00:46 28 Feb 18
I have been going here since the 70's. Bennie was our Waiter and Mrs. Joseph ALWAYS the Cashier. The food is EXACTLY as it was then, good TexMex for a Reasonable price.
W Stubbs
W Stubbs
03:13 25 Feb 18
Good good great prices
Tyresa Spruell
Tyresa Spruell
13:32 22 Feb 18
Ronald Falkquay
Ronald Falkquay
22:38 20 Feb 18
El Patio Special is the best!
Jo Kay Lewis
Jo Kay Lewis
19:37 20 Feb 18
I like eating hear you even though the meat is very Bland
No Name
No Name
07:55 20 Feb 18
The best
doublerose ranch
doublerose ranch
02:33 19 Feb 18
Excellent food and service-every time!
Dianna Buchanan
Dianna Buchanan
00:08 18 Feb 18
Absolutely loved this place. Being from Canada I was looking for authentic tex-mex food, and I certainly found it at El Patio! So good - and great atmosphere too.
Greg Markey
Greg Markey
05:29 17 Feb 18
Family run and it shows! Service is great and the food is just what you need.
Clint Cooper
Clint Cooper
02:14 17 Feb 18
Best mexican food ever.
Cindy Allen
Cindy Allen
21:13 15 Feb 18
Best Enchiladas ever hands down
Joseph Botello
Joseph Botello
00:02 14 Feb 18
The atmosphere is very welcoming I've been going there for years the food is cheap but good and you always feel like you got your money's worth
Keisha Grayson
Keisha Grayson
15:22 11 Feb 18
This is authentic, old-school texmex. It isn't fancy or pretentious. It's amazing.
Mike Yager
Mike Yager
15:41 10 Feb 18
Jaime Arriola
Jaime Arriola
03:33 08 Feb 18
Best place to eat Mexican food.
Paula Trevino
Paula Trevino
00:20 08 Feb 18
Jim Jennings
Jim Jennings
20:44 07 Feb 18
Great fast service and good food. Parking can be a little awkward if you have a large vehicle.
Andrew Nicol
Andrew Nicol
18:16 06 Feb 18
Roman Garcia
Roman Garcia
22:50 03 Feb 18
Best Mexican Food, ever!
Michelle Alvarado
Michelle Alvarado
20:23 01 Feb 18
Best Mexican food. Great people, great service.
Ted Fick
Ted Fick
00:24 31 Jan 18
Patti Joseph
Patti Joseph
05:27 26 Jan 18
Always great food
Mark Tolar
Mark Tolar
03:25 26 Jan 18
Adam DeFord
Adam DeFord
14:33 25 Jan 18
Awesome family mouth watering food. Awesome never leftovers
Shalonda Houston
Shalonda Houston
03:47 25 Jan 18
Chloe Russell
Chloe Russell
04:23 24 Jan 18
Awesome, the Tex-Mex food here is always delicious and consistent. Some places the cooks change and food is not always the same taste. El Patio is a place you can take to the bank as far as flavor, great service and a friendly faces!!!
Shiela Buchanan
Shiela Buchanan
13:59 23 Jan 18
I hope it's around for another 60 years.
karla gonzalez
karla gonzalez
02:03 23 Jan 18
They have the best enchiladas and chili con queso
Elizabeth Fontenette
Elizabeth Fontenette
20:41 19 Jan 18
Absolutely the very best enchiladas in Austin! No comparison!! Beyond delicious!! And the wait staff is exemplary in their attentiveness.. refills refills refills!! Chips.. salsa.... amazing!!
john howard
john howard
18:04 18 Jan 18
RAMON FRANCO
RAMON FRANCO
03:59 18 Jan 18
The best....
billy ganem
billy ganem
21:48 11 Jan 18
Great old Austin place. The kind of place that Austin should be trying to keep. Rather than the "weird" things they are trying to cultivate. Food as always was great and the service outstanding. Truly what Austin was and should be about!
Zed
Zed
04:03 11 Jan 18
Absolution
Absolution
17:47 09 Jan 18
Gary Ormsby
Gary Ormsby
01:07 03 Jan 18
Great Texmex. My family has been going here for generations.
Jay Jackson
Jay Jackson
21:52 02 Jan 18
Pretty Good!!
Keeley Norton
Keeley Norton
17:10 02 Jan 18
Family favorite since I was a young girl!
Sandy Pierce
Sandy Pierce
21:04 31 Dec 17
Should have 6 stars. Best Tex Mex in Austin for 60 years folks. I have to eat here at least once a month or I have withdrawls. Beef and Guacamole enchiladas are too good. Love this place😅
Gary Scott Thompson
Gary Scott Thompson
23:37 28 Dec 17
Genuine Mexican food
Daniel Frasson-Nori
Daniel Frasson-Nori
17:09 28 Dec 17
A Classic .. Yum
David Benedetto
David Benedetto
02:13 27 Dec 17
Good quality tax max. No fajitas. LOVE their seasoned ground beef!
Mark Rizzo
Mark Rizzo
13:56 22 Dec 17
One of the few old school Austin institutions that hasn't changed a bit. Food is still the same the people are still the same friendly awesome people as ever. The Joseph's are amazing family. The food is equally as impressive. I've been eating here for 35 years and going to continue eating there until they close.
Dan Larvin
Dan Larvin
03:16 21 Dec 17
A great place for lunch with friends and family.
Matthew Nolte
Matthew Nolte
19:52 20 Dec 17
Ribbie Harris
Ribbie Harris
10:26 20 Dec 17
I would eat here everyday and they salsa o my God awesome....
Arquitta Bryant
Arquitta Bryant
03:34 20 Dec 17
The enchiladas are the best in town!!
Vanessa Crawford
Vanessa Crawford
23:49 18 Dec 17
Best old - fashioned Tex-Mex food in town. The waiters have been there for decades (and yet they don't age) as have the sisters who run things. Give it a try!
Jeanne Wilson
Jeanne Wilson
23:52 14 Dec 17
Excellent as always. Been going here for over 50 years.
Jackie Bussey
Jackie Bussey
04:22 14 Dec 17
The food is delicious & great service
Betty J Haywood
Betty J Haywood
22:17 09 Dec 17
Scott Baldwin
Scott Baldwin
16:07 08 Dec 17
Precise, tasty and huge portions of plates. Great chips and dip.
Patricia Marchetti
Patricia Marchetti
22:43 04 Dec 17
Diva Brooks
Diva Brooks
01:03 03 Dec 17
Letisha Collins
Letisha Collins
11:22 30 Nov 17
gina elle
gina elle
16:08 29 Nov 17
Great old Austin restaurant
erich zunker
erich zunker
04:03 21 Nov 17
Great food. Wonderful service, with bar,
American Independent
American Independent
06:35 15 Nov 17
Gray Blanchard
Gray Blanchard
23:01 12 Nov 17
A family tradition.
Mark Metcalf
Mark Metcalf
04:58 10 Nov 17
Zach Bulpitt
Zach Bulpitt
06:43 08 Nov 17
Sarah Santos
Sarah Santos
16:45 05 Nov 17
Have been eating here since I was a teenager...many many years ago! Best TexMex food in Austin!
Lynda Rogers
Lynda Rogers
02:42 03 Nov 17
John Heal
John Heal
01:41 02 Nov 17
Food is very Authentic...
Virginia Andrada
Virginia Andrada
21:05 16 Oct 17
Mostly an Enchilada only kin of places. They use same receipt as the TV DINNERS..YUMMMM
Peggy M
Peggy M
10:27 15 Oct 17
S Hernandez
S Hernandez
23:42 13 Oct 17
Good food & drinks
GWEN F
GWEN F
02:30 01 Oct 17
Madie Leon Riley
Madie Leon Riley
19:49 30 Sep 17
Darryl Brandenburg
Darryl Brandenburg
20:43 29 Sep 17
Nicholle Perkins
Nicholle Perkins
03:58 29 Sep 17
Good hot food
Georgia Canandy
Georgia Canandy
02:49 27 Sep 17
Great Food, Great Service
juan sepeda
juan sepeda
03:37 20 Sep 17
Gregory Pharr
Gregory Pharr
13:12 16 Sep 17
Great food and great history. Been in Austin for a long time.
Mark Jarman
Mark Jarman
19:23 10 Sep 17
Awesome food.!
trenton ames
trenton ames
17:39 29 Aug 17
Joseph Amaya
Joseph Amaya
19:43 22 Aug 17
Michael Palacios
Michael Palacios
00:36 19 Aug 17
Debie Phillips
Debie Phillips
19:53 18 Aug 17
Love this place. I have been visiting this place since I was 5 that is 43 years. Lots of family memories and the best enchiladas ever. Still love that I can get saltines and butter just like the old days. Don't change to much.
Spring Ganem
Spring Ganem
00:04 11 Aug 17
Best enchiladas you will find in Austin!!!!!
amir pari
amir pari
01:46 29 Jul 17
great food
Onesimo Reyes
Onesimo Reyes
11:44 18 Jul 17
Mike Keithley
Mike Keithley
16:59 14 Jul 17
Arwen Tedhams
Arwen Tedhams
14:49 10 Jul 17
Good old fashioned service & food.
Lmolly dog
Lmolly dog
17:21 01 Jul 17
jaime bolanos
jaime bolanos
15:35 01 Jul 17
Great authentic Mexican food!
Jesse A Sepulveda I
Jesse A Sepulveda I
13:18 21 Jun 17
Neona Yomi
Neona Yomi
18:38 19 Jun 17
Best ever
Bob Marie
Bob Marie
15:30 17 Jun 17
Leslie Fresch
Leslie Fresch
01:40 15 Jun 17
Lynda Sparks
Lynda Sparks
18:24 13 Jun 17
My Austin favorite. Reminds me of the family owned Tex-Mex places I grew up going to on the northside of Fort Worth.
Harry Ward
Harry Ward
21:40 05 Jun 17
Lee Nardo
Lee Nardo
15:46 04 Jun 17
The service is AWESOME, the is Great.
sandra dukes
sandra dukes
13:34 03 Jun 17
El Patio is a wonderful restaurant that I have been going to for 30 years, great memories have been created here and it was one of my craving with both of my children ♡
Lillian Taylor
Lillian Taylor
19:01 21 May 17
Sabrina Rodriguez
Sabrina Rodriguez
13:13 20 May 17
Best Tex-Mex in Austin. Period. I've been here over 40 years and this is the go-to place. I recommend the "David's Special" !
DuWayne Murdock
DuWayne Murdock
16:36 18 May 17
The food here is the best in the area. The aussi leaves more to be desired, but everything else is so great. Nice staff, too. Building is a little shabby and parking is limited.
Isaiah
Isaiah
01:30 18 May 17
Michael Bos
Michael Bos
02:43 14 May 17
Lisa DeLong
Lisa DeLong
11:59 10 May 17
I have been going here all of my life. My parents went on dates here in 1950. The Joseph family has THE BEST Mexican food IN AUSTIN! The quality has been consistently outstanding for as long as I can remember!
Debbe Purcell Trevino
Debbe Purcell Trevino
21:29 08 May 17
Always liked eating here.
Felica Bracken
Felica Bracken
23:53 06 May 17
Roy Tomlin
Roy Tomlin
15:10 16 Apr 17
Rudy G
Rudy G
14:31 13 Apr 17
Good food
GILBERT RAMIREZ
GILBERT RAMIREZ
14:12 03 Apr 17
Koy Spano
Koy Spano
02:30 03 Apr 17
Great hospitality, except it to be slow around noon but can be worth the wait.
Timothy Burnsed
Timothy Burnsed
01:52 02 Apr 17
Suzanne Summers
Suzanne Summers
18:23 24 Mar 17
It is truly an Austin favorite!!!
Patrick Akers
Patrick Akers
03:22 20 Mar 17
Best enchiladas and queso!
richie gautier
richie gautier
15:05 18 Mar 17
My family has gone here since about the time it opened back in 1954. The Josephs are some of the nicest people I know and keep the place going well, much of their staff has been there for years 😀 My favorite thing to get is cheese enchiladas, and the family and staff know us by name. As a regular that goes here every couple of months or so, the service is exceptional, and the food is to die for. Get the bean, cheese, and jalapeño nachos as an appetizer. Get queso as well 🙂 Guacamole is good. Salsa is homeade and nice and hot 🙂
Sydney Moore
Sydney Moore
16:02 12 Mar 17
Mehdi Hosseinbor
Mehdi Hosseinbor
16:47 05 Mar 17
Toby J
Toby J
12:33 18 Feb 17