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El Patio

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2394 Highway 501 E, Conway, SC 29526
8433476984
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Today
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Buffet, Reservations

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  • 20
    Excellent
  • 13
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
mexican fare

Had lunch at El Patio on rt. 501 and was pleasantly surprised...I'm not too familiar with Mexican food and this was very, very good and very reasonable too ! My husband was also very pleased....we will be going back !!

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 11, 2015
chubbynana
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Conway, South Carolina
Good for:
  • Bar scene
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

It's not the Ritz, and I'm glad about that. I'm a 20-year Conway resident and vegan and go to el patio whenever I go out to eat. The wonderful people there carefully prepare my food, and I absolutely trust them. If they are this careful to make sure no animal products (including dairy) are in my food, that says something... More 

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South Carolina
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Late evening snack - taco salad. Sounds simple, right? I was served a very small, shallow taco shell which was the first surprise. When I began eating, I found that the "taco salad" consisted of a nauseating puree of beef and beans in the bottom of the shell with a small amount of lettuce sprinkled over it. Sour cream and... More 

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Conway, South Carolina
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

El Patio was recommended to me by Latino friends. Now my family eats at El Patio at least once a week. I have NEVER ordered anything that wasn't absolutely delicious. Our foreign exchange student from Ecuador is still raving about their food. The family that owns the restaurant treat everyone like family. And....the restaurant is spotless; it always gets top... More 

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Conway, South Carolina
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Had lunch at El Patio on rt. 501 and was pleasantly surprised...I'm not too familiar with Mexican food and this was very, very good and very reasonable too ! My husband was also very pleased....we will be going back !!

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Toledo, Ohio
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

I've had both very good and very bad service here, with the food falling consistently mediocre. Not worth the annoying college crowd or gamble when it comes to service. Management, however, has mostly seemed to be doing a nice job and handled any problems they were made aware of.

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

My wife and I had occasion to visit Conway. SC a while back. One of her friends told her to try El Patio if we were going to eat lunch in Conway. We found the restaurant and, quite honestly, almost decided to not go in. From the outside, the place didn't look that appetizing. It sat in the front of... More 

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Springfield, Massachusetts
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Restaurant was clean and nicely decorated in a Spanish style. Spanish music helped create a more authentic experience. We were promptly seated by a gracious host. The server was very polite and attentive. Our food did not take very long to arrive and was hot and nicely plated. Most importantly, it was tasty and the portions were pretty large. We... More 

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Myrtle Beach
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

We always eat here on our way to or from a show at CCU. The food has always been good. The service is very prompt even when there are quite a few people there.

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Conway
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We often eat at El Patio. The food is always good, and the employees are very friendly. GREAT PLACE for Mexican meals.

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Conway, South Carolina
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50 reviews 50 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Have lived in Conway, SC now a little over a year and driven past El Patio many times on Hwy 501 east Conway. Myself and my grand-daughter finally stopped to give it a try. The outside appearance sort of kept me away from trying it the past year. As we walked inside we were greeted and seated promptly. The inside... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2394 Highway 501 E, Conway, SC 29526
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Conway
  • Phone Number: 8433476984

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 15

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene
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 - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

Questions & Answers

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