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El Patio Restaurant

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4351 Township Ave, Simi Valley, CA 93063-1100
+1 805-527-5054
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Simi Valley, California
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88 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2016

El Patio has two locations in Simi Valley and both locations have....you guessed it, a patio area to dine and drink. The food is not especially notable, just straight down the middle Americanized Mexican restaurant food. The margaritas are very good and the atmosphere on the outdoor patio areas is usually lively and friendly. Fair to good service here.

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Thank Barry K
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 12, 2016

Great authentic food. Nothing fancy ... very satisfying. The food is great ... biggest negative is the hit or miss quality of the service. During one recent visit, we had to get up and track down the server ... twice. Still recommend you give it a try.

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Thank Steve K
Ventura, California
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35 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2015

I meet up with friends frequently at the El Patio restaurant on Township. We sit on the patio at night. Sometimes the patio heaters work, sometimes they don't. It's a busy patio. The servers are friendly, the margaritas are exceptional and the beer served in a glass is so cold it sometimes freezes the glass. I usually enjoy the Shrimp... More 

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Thank CHPHH
Simi Valley, California
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2015

Great Service, good food and drinks & wonderful atmosphere out on the patio ! very reasonable prices, good variety of entrees.......the Bajia fish is delicious! Good Sunday brunch also. Going here many years.

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Thank DianeLisaM
Simi Valley, United States
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2015

Went on a Monday evening and sat on the "patio". The services and food were excellent. Had the Chile Colorado and it was the best I've had in a very long time, can't wait to go back again.

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2 Thank Robert F
Simi Valley, California
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 20, 2015

"El Patio" ON TOWNSHIP....So named because in addition to "some" inside seating, they offer a nice outdoor patio for dining. We go often for appetizers and lunch buffet...and even though The food is just Okay, not good or great; You won't leave here saying to yourself, that you just had a "Great" Mexican meal. The main turnoff is that they... More 

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Thank Ana N
Simi Valley, California
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2014 via mobile

Best authentic Mexican food. Incredible value. Family own and run. Fabulous service but be prepared for a wait on Friday night because this place is HOPPIN'. Patio bar area is the summer spot. Great margaritas by the pitcher, endless homemade chips and salsa. Everything is good here. Sunday shrimp cocktail is a must. Music and fun. COME!

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Thank Kath P
Simi Valley, California
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33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 6, 2014

El Patio on Township was the original. There is another at Tapo and Los Angeles, also in Simi Valley, CA. Same family ownership. The food is truly Mexican and not what I call "Plastic." I have eaten there for years and had an anniversary party there years ago. I have not seen a difference in quality and quantity of food... More 

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Camarillo, California
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30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2013

This is another Simi favorite of mine, I have gone here for years. The restaurant patio has recently been remodeled as well as a full service bar. As for some of the other reviews regarding service, the manager should be informed. The staff is kind and would fix the situation quickly. The food is good, I like the salads and... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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31 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2013

Lived in Simi for over 30 years. I remember my father taking me to El Patio when I was a kid. This is not the same place. The aervice is horrible. I have no idea what our server was doing. I was almost finished with my margarita before dinner was served and the waiter never came back after dropping off... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
Good for
Families with children
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4351 Township Ave, Simi Valley, CA 93063-1100
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Simi Valley
  • Phone Number: +1 805-527-5054

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