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El Patio Mexican Grill

3124 Lee Hwy, Ste 4, Bristol, VA 24202-5975
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

The food is very delicious! We love the cheese dip and the salsa. My favorite menu item is the chimichanga with beef. My husband likes the seafood chimichanga. The servers are polite, friendly, and very attentive to diners needs. The food is always served piping hot! I love adding their salsa to the rice, it's so flavorful! I think the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Food is always good though I have to take some marks off for giving me the wrong fajitas. I ordered beef and I got chicken. It was the only thing that went wrong. My husband got his food and it was correct. Service was fast and friendly. Overall it was a good meal, especially for a Tuesday.

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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 via mobile

Went with family and service was very slow. Staff were very nice and helpful. Food was average at best. I've had better, even right here in Bristol.

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Bristol, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014 via mobile

This has now become one of my favorite restaurants in Bristol! Definitely going back! And I do agree with another poster, it is hard to find if you're using a GPS. If it helps anyone out, it's across from the Cookout and Walmart/Sam's.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

On a road trip to Tennessee a group of five of my friends and I stopped in and had dinner. Delicious food, well prepared, hearty portions, and reasonably priced!!! Wonderful atmosphere, and friendly staff made for a great night!!!

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8 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

We bumped into this cute authentic Mexican restaurant while on a business trip to the area. It looked and felt like you were in a little town in Mexico. There's a nice outside patio and the inside of the restaurant was beautifully decorated with the bright mexican colors and paintings and of course the piniatas in the ceiling were a... More 

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68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

My husband and I stopped in here on 4-14-14 to have lunch. We ordered the fajitas for two. These fajitas were without a doubt some of the best fajitas we have had so far. They came out sizzling hot and the platter was enough to feed 4 people. We had them add pineapples to the fajitas and they were amazing!!!... More 

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Savannah, Georgia
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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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15 helpful votes 15 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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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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Additional Information about El Patio Mexican Grill

Address: 3124 Lee Hwy, Ste 4, Bristol, VA 24202-5975
Phone Number: 276-466-8831
Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Bristol
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
Cuisine: Mexican

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