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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 - 11:00 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

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  • 47
    Excellent
  • 20
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 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
Ultra quick

We eat here about once a month. Their service is very fast. The conversation with the waiters is limited, but then - we are there for the food... Which is excelent

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 16, 2015
Ron A
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Waterford, Michigan
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Waterford, Michigan
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89 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Spent many evenings enjoying authentic Mexican food here till about two years ago. The servers were always less than friendly, but the good and the service started to be so bad we stopped going there. It became impossible to get a meal served at the right temperature and when I asked to return it and and have it served hot... More 

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Waterford, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015 via mobile

We eat here about once a month. Their service is very fast. The conversation with the waiters is limited, but then - we are there for the food... Which is excelent

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Pontiac, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

If you like fajitas, you need to go to El Patio. The have the best fajitas around. I get the chicken, steak and shrimp and it is simply delicious.

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Waterford, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Great food, great service. Super fast. " Special Dinner" is 2 plates of food for about $10. Nothing fancy, just good food.

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Detroit, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Title says it all. Service id's not what you would call friendly, but they were attentive. Salsa was tasteless. Enchilada was nothing special, but much better than many other "authentic" Mexican restaurants out there. I would go back if I lived anywhere near here.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

friendly wait staff, good Mexican food, inexpensive. good for families, couples anyone who likes Mexican food

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Waterford, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

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

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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4 restaurant reviews
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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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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?