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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: Dinner, Lunch

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  • 16
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 2
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  • 4
    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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This place is fast and good and its run by all men. You wont see any waitresses there, but it works they hustle and food taste authentic. My favorite pick for Mexican

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
Tracy R
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Waterford, Michigan
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Waterford, Michigan
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

This place is fast and good and its run by all men. You wont see any waitresses there, but it works they hustle and food taste authentic. My favorite pick for Mexican

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Friday dinner for two (with water) for $22 includes 15% tip. As you open the front door you are immediately met by your waiter with salsa, chips and menus and taken to your table. Well maybe "immediately" is too slow... they must be watching as I parked! This is a true no frills restaurant. Simple chairs, simple booths, simple tables,... More 

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Highland, Michigan
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

My friend & I went there for lunch today. I ordered a cheese quesadilla that came to me dry with hardly any chees. I told one of the 3 terrible waiters. He grabbed the plate and I assumed he was going to bring me a new one...NOT! My friend asked for extra napkins and they were thrown on the table... More 

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Fenton, Michigan
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

I have seen the quality of this place drop. It once was a good place to eat, but the service became lousy and I wanted to take the manager out, and I don't mean for a date! The dish I ordered was like eating a salt lick, and when they took it back, the manager still tried to charge me.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

This has to be the best Mexican restaurant in the area! I don't know how many times I've been here, but every single time the food has been amazing! The place is unassuming, with Mexican sombreros and some fairly bad art on the walls. This is part of the charm. The wait staff is all Mexican and the food is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

I probably go here twice a week I love it so much. The service is crazy great and before you in your seat they have awesome chips and salsa on the table and drinks seconds after. The food is very good for the price. Granted it's not 4 star food but it's not 4 star prices. For lunch I don't... More 

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Waterford, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Saw this place when I was driving by and decided to try it. It is authentic Mexican food and is made quite fast. Their salsa and chips were pretty good. I ordered the enchiladas tapatias and they were pretty good. My mom is the only person who makes them better. I also got a Coke. Total came to $9.97 Great... More 

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Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I've been a fan of this place and have eaten here regularly for many years. Our last couple of visits, however, have shown a real decline in our enjoyment. I don't know if they have become a victim of their own success - they always seem busy, or if management is letting things slide. While the food is good the... More 

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Waterford, Michigan, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

We're fortunate to live nearby so we can easily satisfy our craving for Mexican food. And we're never disappointed. We're always seated quickly, waited on quickly and efficiently. And the food is uniformly excellent no matter what I select. We prefer it over it's several competitors that are within easy driving distance. Highly recommend!

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Metro Detroit, MI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

I have lunch here a couple times a month. The food is very good and is brought out very quickly. Last time I had the carnitas, and they were incredible. Plenty of leftovers for a second meal too. Very reasonably priced. Just an FYI - no alcohol is served here so no margaritas.

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Additional Information about El Patio Mexican Restaurant

Address: 7622 Highland Rd, Waterford, MI 48327
Phone Number: (248) 666-5231
Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Waterford
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
Average Prices: USD $5 to $10
Cuisine: Mexican

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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 to $10
  • Cuisine: Mexican
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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