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El Patio Mexican Restaurant

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7622 Highland Rd, Waterford, MI 48327
(248) 666-5231
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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Visitor rating
  • 54
    Excellent
  • 21
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Over the past year, this restaurant has become our family's favorite Mexican Restaurant. There are several in the area to choose from. But, none of them beat El Patio Mexican Restaurant. I enjoyed a steak Fajitas and my wife enjoyed her weakness dish, #15 Combination Dinner which included one... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Chuck C
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Waterford, Michigan, United States
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Detroit, Michigan
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128 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were excited to see an El Patio closer to home; however, this was a major disappointment. Unlike the Troy, MI location, this place is awful. The chips and salsa were dumped on the table before we had the chance to take off our coats. We had questions about the menu but rather than offering some information, the server became... More 

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Thank FeedMe_2010
Waterford, Michigan, United States
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118 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Over the past year, this restaurant has become our family's favorite Mexican Restaurant. There are several in the area to choose from. But, none of them beat El Patio Mexican Restaurant. I enjoyed a steak Fajitas and my wife enjoyed her weakness dish, #15 Combination Dinner which included one burrito, one enchilada, rice and refried beans. And we also were... More 

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Thank Chuck C
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This place has some of the best food in Waterford and the servers are all Mexican, but they do know English, so it's okay if you don't know Spanish

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Thank Lacey L
Detroit, Michigan
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

The food was OK. Nothing very special for vegetarians and the rest of the food is average Mexican restaurant fare. The waiters race by as though they are in a competition so it is hard to ask for anything. No margaritas, but the price is right.

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Thank Sue C
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015 via mobile

This place is great. I try to come once a month or more for the Fujita quesadilla during lunch, while at work. I wish they had a place closer to my home, I'd be a more regular customer. The service is top notch. You never wait for you food, it comes out so fast, and HOT. You never wait on... More 

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Thank Craig G
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

I have celiac disease and have eaten her many times and have never gotten ill!!! I have gotten ill several times at mexican restaurants and this one is good!!I can even eat their chips.

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Thank Melissasp02
Waterford, Michigan, United States
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118 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

When you're in a hurry and when you would like some good Mexican restaurant food, and even if you're not in a hurry this is the place for you. The service is great, the food is great too

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1 Thank Chuck C
Waterford, Michigan
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

The food is very mediocre for being so popular! There aren't many choices for good Mexican food in the area. Everything tastes the same here. They do have bar specials, maybe that is why they are busy!

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Thank Rate123
Michigan
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93 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

Tried this place from a friend's recommendation. Oh. my. I had their chicken flautas.... fresh chicken flautas. Warm chips with salsa served at table. Hubby had a sampler platter and was happy with everything served. Service is incredibly quick.

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Thank MichiganBean
Folsom, California
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26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

Finally, A Real Mexican restaurant. We have been looking for 4 years for a Mexican restaurant that makes you think they know what they are doing. They have Great Carnitas, Amazing Carna Asada and Wonderful Flan. This is the Real thing. Service is very quick, very good menu, all male wait staff. Makes you think you are in a café... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 7622 Highland Rd, Waterford, MI 48327
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Waterford
  • Phone Number: (248) 666-5231

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?