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El Patio Mexican Grill

3124 Lee Hwy, Ste 4, Bristol, VA 24202-5975
276-466-8831
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Ranked #12 of 81 restaurants in Bristol
Cuisines: Mexican
Most recent review
- Jan 5, 2014
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Savannah, Georgia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

El Patio is located in a strip mall, neighboring a nail salon which wafted into the restaurant. I personally really hate that smell so it didn't help my appetite. The food was pretty low end even for a mexican restaurant. Between us we got a soggy chile relleno, also soggy tamale, a chalupa that was unlike I had ever seen... More

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Bristol, VA
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30 reviews 30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

I grew up in Dallas on Tex-Mex. This restaurant is NOT that. (In fact, since El Chico closed, formerly in Johnson City, there is no Tex-Mex in the Tri-Cities area. I have to indulge when I go back to Texas.) But this is authentic Mexican, less emphasis on the heat and sour cream, more mild and the real deal. There... More

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Ohio, USA
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

This was our first visit to this restaurant, as we were visiting from out of town. My husband got the carnitas and was overwhelmed by how delicious they were. I got the Pollo Patio, 2 grilled chicken breasts covered in queso cheese sauce, served with rice and beans. Delicious! We also ordered the guacamole and got a huge bowl of... More

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Virginia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

We are locals and visit El Patio on a weekly basis. The servers are consistently attentive. Chips and salsa great. My husband and I always get the chicken fajitas and share. Great value for for your money! Have also tried other menu items and loved everything. If you are looking for a Mexican restaurant in the Bristol area, give them... More

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Arkansas
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36 reviews 36 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2013 via mobile

Great food and equally great service. I would eat here again if we are staying here again. The tequila spice fajitas were wonderful.

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Bristol, Tennessee
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35 reviews 35 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2013

I have eaten at this restaurant several times with friends and I could never find any dish that I would ever want to come back and eat again. Place doesn't seem very clean to me either. Too many other Mexican restaurants in the area to patronize that are better.

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Bristol
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29 reviews 29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2013

Try the Pina Fiesta it's awesome!! We love eating on the patio during the warmer months. The interior design features cheery bright colors and Mexican decor to the MAX. Great place to eat.

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Damascus, Virginia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2012

We hit this place up regularly! great food and great service. Raymond the manager makes sure youare taken care of.

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Camp Hill
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179 reviews 179 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2012

The food was very good-and I am not a great fan of Mexican food. The service was poor. Our waiter seemed to want to spend his time talking to friends rather than waiting on tables. The appetizer and main course arrived at the same time. I compained but it had no effect. Thankfully the main course stayed hot while we... More

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Kingsport, Tennessee
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128 reviews 128 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2012

the menu selection for vegetarians was limited and the food was average. It's ok, but not one I would rank high on my list of must visits.

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