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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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Today
11:00 am - 10:30 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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  • 43
    Excellent
  • 15
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 2
    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
Great Food and Fast Service

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 9, 2015
Steve C
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Waterford, Michigan
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Waterford, Michigan
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70 reviews 70 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
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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153 reviews 153 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
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
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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68 reviews 68 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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Waterford
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Great food at the quickest and cleanest restaurants in Waterford. All servers are very friendly and efficient.

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michigan
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37 reviews 37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Can't say much more than what's been said. Food is very good especially for the price. And we have always received good treatment.

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Waterford, Michigan
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

El Patio's food is consistently delicious and always served well before you might think it would take them to make it! Love their SALSA!

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Waterford, Michigan
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Super Fast, Love it! Speedy service and tasty food. I can always count in the Chicken Chimi Changa to be delicious!

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White Lake, Michigan
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 via mobile

We have been going to this restaurant on occasion for the last few years. It's always been delicious and fast, similar to a Coney Island experience. On our most recent visit and very last visit, the waiter brought the incorrect entree. When we told him that it was not what he ordered, he became extremely angry and raised his voice... More 

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13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

If you're starving and you're in a hurry, then this is the place to go. They fly you in and push you out FAST! The prices are pretty reasonable, and you won't leave hungry. But if you are with friends you haven't seen in awhile and you want to catch up with them and have a relaxing dinner, then you... 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
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?