Austin's Favorite Tex Mex Restaurant Since 1954!


At El Patio we take pride in the quality of our food and fast friendly service. We want to thank you for visiting us, and ask that you would take a few moments from your busy day to give us your honest review of your experience with us. We will take your honest feedback and make your next visit with us even better.

Were you seated quickly? Was your server friendly and explained our specials? Did your food come quickly and was served piping hot? Were our drinks cold and refreshing? Did you find our prices reasonable? The answers to these questions and any comments you wish to give us will help us raise our level of service and provide you with a quality dining experience.

At El Patio our motto of “Only Serve the Best” is our goal and vision for you, our valued customer. Thank you again for visiting us, and we look forward to serving you and your family again very soon.

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 15 reviews
by Mack Royal on El Patio

El Patio is a very special place in Austin. Yes, the food is yummy, the staff is friendly, the owners are happy to see you, and the prices are easy on the pocketbook. But look at the pictures on the walls. This place is Austin history. It is legendary! With all of Austin's growth and high rises going up everywhere... this little jewel has remained for generations of lucky Austinites who know where class and great food are to be found. THANK YOU, El Patio, for being there for those of us who enjoy it so much!

by Bill on El Patio

This restaurant opened the year that Inwas born. It was my parent’s favorite. After many years away, I came back to Austin in 1989. The place was just as I remembered it and the food was just as wonderful. Thanks (as Bob Hope would say) for the memories and decades of great food.

by GiGi on El Patio

My family has been eating at El Patio since the early 70's. Always great food and lovely staff. My husband is cautious in taking me to a Mexican restaurant -I owned one for several years and I am quite the critic. El Patio is one of the few places that I never complain about the quality of the food or service. Thank you El Patio for maintaining your high standards over the years.

by Dannels on El Patio

Best dam Tex mex in Texas! We came from Oklahoma to visit daughter in Austin and stumble across this place! WOW???? this is seriously outstanding food! Service is outstanding! I rate this place at 10 stars! Well done !

by Dick Berkley on El Patio

I have enjoyed El Patio since 1969. Many things change in life but El Patio STAYS THE BEST

by sidharth on El Patio

Lovely food...
Lovely People

by J Liddell on El Patio

Our family started there about 1959-60 when it was the original size. Today, we have all moved away but still try to find an excuse to detour down Guadalupe and have lunch. With so many competing places, its can be hard to always be among the best...but El Patio always does it. Fresh food with quality products, good service on a consistent basis, and reasonable prices is the winning combination. What a fine place.

by Cole kocurek on El Patio

It is the BEST food and atmosphere in all of Texas. My favorite restraunt to go to by far, highly recommend the David's special. This food is the reason I want to go to the University of Texas.

by Linda Scott on El Patio

We live in West Texas but we never miss a chance to eat at El Patio when we are in Austin. It is our first stop when we come in for the football games. We must get our comfort foods from El Patio. The family owners are the best. Been eating here for over 30 years and look forward to many more.

by Jim McNabb on El Patio

Been my favorite for many years ! We get enchiladas to go every year for parties and always for Christmas. Love this place, a real Austin treasure ! The real deal ! Order the #3 with queso. Quick service, great prices !

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