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El Patio Mexican Restaurant

7622 Highland Rd, Waterford, MI 48327
(248) 666-5231
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Ranked #1 of 141 restaurants in Waterford
Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: Mexican
Most recent review
- Aug 19, 2014
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English first
Waterford, Michigan
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

My husband and I go here frequently and enjoy the food, especially the complimentary chips. Service is always super fast and refills are usually done quickly.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

I went on a Monday night. It was clean and half full. Chips and slasa were brought right away. The service here is very fast. My water was never empty. Great service. The food was very good. I order the diner special and it was 2 plates of food, all very good.

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waterford
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

the food here is always consistently good and the service is super fast! You can be in and out in under an hour while having a great Mexican meal.

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Waterford, mi
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5 reviews 5 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014 via mobile

Great all around restaurant, my only issue is they don't have alcohol, this awesome food deserves to have a beer to wash it down with!

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White Lake, Michigan
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Food is consistently very good and ample in amount. Service is very quick - sometimes it seems like the food arrived before we even ordered. Fresh tortilla chips and salsa make a great appetizer. We do take out here as well. We sometimes phone in the order ahead and to pick it up, but other times the service is so... More

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Madison, Wisconsin
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Great Service. by the time you set down your chips and salsa and water are right there. it is by far the best service around I have ever seen. food is good also.

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Waterford, Michigan
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

We tried this place twice. Both times they were mopping the floors (during lunch time) and it smelled like disinfectant................not very appetizing! We felt rushed in ordering. When the meal came the cheese on top was cold and not melted. I'm glad all the other reviewers had such good experiences but we won't be returning.

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Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

This would be a five star review if they had a liquor license. The setting is somewhat spartan, old booths, old tile floor, but clean. The service is FAST, FAST, FAST! I mean you'll place your order, eat the FRESH chips and salsa, turn around and like magic it's being whipped in front of you. Freaky Fast (tm)! In fact... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

The food, we think, is the best Mexican around. However, not having a liquor license and no margaritas, frankly, stinks. ;-) Service is quick and friendly and prices are very affordable. We try to dine there a few times a month.

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Waterford, MI
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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

How Good is El Patio? They took a location that was a deathbed for several previous restaurants and now boast a thriving business. The food is always fresh and hot, the service very fast and no nonsense, and they probably have the best salsa of any Mexican restaurant in Waterford. If they only had a liquor license they would undoubtedly... More

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