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El Patio Restaurant

4351 Township Ave, Simi Valley, CA 93063-1100
805-527-5054
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Ranked #31 of 230 restaurants in Simi Valley
Cuisines: Mexican
Dining options: Reservations
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Simi Valley, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Best authentic Mexican food. Incredible value. Family own and run. Fabulous service but be prepared for a wait on Friday night because this place is HOPPIN'. Patio bar area is the summer spot. Great margaritas by the pitcher, endless homemade chips and salsa. Everything is good here. Sunday shrimp cocktail is a must. Music and fun. COME!

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Simi Valley
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

El Patio on Township was the original. There is another at Tapo and Los Angeles, also in Simi Valley, CA. Same family ownership. The food is truly Mexican and not what I call "Plastic." I have eaten there for years and had an anniversary party there years ago. I have not seen a difference in quality and quantity of food... More

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Camarillo, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

This is another Simi favorite of mine, I have gone here for years. The restaurant patio has recently been remodeled as well as a full service bar. As for some of the other reviews regarding service, the manager should be informed. The staff is kind and would fix the situation quickly. The food is good, I like the salads and... More

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Los Angeles, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013 via mobile

Lived in Simi for over 30 years. I remember my father taking me to El Patio when I was a kid. This is not the same place. The aervice is horrible. I have no idea what our server was doing. I was almost finished with my margarita before dinner was served and the waiter never came back after dropping off... More

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simi Valley, California, USA
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2013

This used to be our "go to" place for Thursday's date night....but service started to go downhill. So now we go to Senor Gomez.

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Bakersfield, California
Top Contributor
111 reviews 111 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012

Love the food, great margaritas, great service. We meet ex-neighbors there every time we go to Simi, so every few months.

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Big Bear Lake, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2012

No need to dress up, comfortable, great patio with bar and TVs. The owners are always there .working hard. Thanks Francisco and Lydia. Great place to see friends and have good food.

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Simi Valley, California
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2012 via mobile

Great place to relax in the summer with a blood orange margarita or a frosty Negra modelo

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Simi Valley, California
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3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2012

Great place to get shrimp tacos and a Negra modelo on draft

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Lancaster, California
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54 reviews 54 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2011

This place is popular among locals. Food is beautifully presented. Fajitas are served on cast-iron skillets like paella in Spain. Quite a big outside area is shaded by trees. My family enjoyed the food and time spent there. Service was great.

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